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Deacon Ed Murphy
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1885
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1962
Wheeler Springs
Houston County
Texas, USA

A view of the late Ed Murphy, born November 24, 1885 in Grapeland, Texas. His parents were Laura Gilmore and Vol Murphy. After the untimely death of his mother, he moved to Crockett, Texas and the Wheeler Springs Community and was raised by his father.

Vol Murphy was one of the first settlers in the Wheeler Springs Community. He was brought up in a single parent home, he and his father were very close. They purchased 106 acres of property and farmed to pay for it.

When he became an adult, and his father married, he decided to leave home and relocated to Greenwood, Mississippi, where he started a new life. He worked as a sharecropper on a plantation. He was always a religious man, and he united with the Johnson Chapel Baptist Church and later became a, deacon. In the year of 1928, he learned of the death of his father and he returned home. He brought with him a young wife, Willie Murphy and two young children, Charlie Murphy age 4 and Lula Murphy age 2. This was in 1928, after returning home, he united with the Wheeler Springs Baptist Church, after being in the community for awhile, GOD gave him a vision to build a better Church to worship in.

This committee was led by Bro Ed Murphy, and in the same year the Church was built and organized. Bro Ed Murphy was the first Deacon of this Church and served as chairman, of the deacon board for many years. He served faithfully until his death in 1962.
He will be remembered by the hard work he did around the Church and its upkeep.

He leaves as a legacy a daughter; Lula Murphy Leonard. She is still a member of Wheeler Springs, and the mother of 13 children: Hallie Wilmore, David Murphy, Jannie Silverand, Annie Warner, Martha Wooten, Theodore Leonard, Lillie Jackson, Ricky Leonard, Mitchell Leonard, Adrain Leonard, Lula Rene Leonard, two deceased daughters, Shanda and Ramona Leonard.

"HIS LIGHT SHINES LIKE A MILLION STARS AND WILL LINGER ON IN THE HEARTS OF HIS FAMILY."


From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Ed Murphy
Death Date: 30 Jul 1962
Death Place: Rt. 3, Box 195, Houston, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: Negro
Death Age: 75 years
Birth Date: 24 November 1886
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Vol Murphy
Mother's Name: Laura Gilmore
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Place of Residence: Rt. 3, Box 195, Crockett, Texas
Cemetery: Halls Cemetery
Burial Place: Crockett, Texas
Burial Date: 02 Aug 1962
Cause of Death: No Doctor attended or inquest held; the following people were there when Ed Murphy took sick with what they thought to be a heart attack or acute indigestion. The present were: Willie Murphy, Nettie Murphy, Minnie Warfield & Ruby Shepherd.
Informant: Willie Murphy
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 Parents:
  Vol Murphy (1839 - 1927)
  Laura Gilmore Mayes
 
 Spouse:
  Willie Murphy (1893 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Charlie Murphy (1923 - 1974)*
  Lula Mae Murphy Leonard (1926 - 2012)*
 
 Sibling:
  Willis Turner (1868 - 1947)**
  Ed Murphy (1885 - 1962)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
PSALM 37:23 " The steps of of a good man is ordered by the Lord: and he delighted in his way."
 
Burial:
Hall Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: h. murphy wilmore
Originally Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Sep 04, 2010
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Deacon Ed Murphy
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Deacon Ed Murphy
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Deacon Ed Murphy
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Ed Murphy, served as deacon of: Johnson Chapel in Mississippi, Wheeler Springs Baptist in Crockett, Texas
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 Added: Feb. 21, 2014

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 Added: Jan. 6, 2014
" Happy Father's Day"
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