Barbara Murphy

barbara murphy
Funeral services for Barbara June Smith Murphy, 66, of Hughes Springs will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 21, 2011 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Vestal and Bro Jeremy Cain officiating. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 P.M., Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the funeral home. Mrs. Murphy was born January 8, 1945 to Willie and Lera Smith and died October 18, 2011 at her home in Hughes Springs. She was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Tommie R. Murphy; sons Tommie R. Murphy, Jr. and Michael D. Murphy ,of Hughes Springs, and Mark A. Murphy and wife Karen, of Balch Springs, TX; brothers Bobby L. Smith and friend Teresa McGee and Roger G. Smith and wife Lynn, all of Hughes Springs; grandchildren Dawson L. Murphy and Karlee J. Murphy, of Balch Springs, TX.; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by a daughter Mandy Ann Murphy.

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  1. God has welcomed home a precious saint. Barbara was a dear friend and will be greatly missed. Her talent was endless and she will hold a special place in my heart. Love to all the family.

  2. Mark, Karen, Dawson & Karlee, Thinking of your family and praying for comfort during this difficult time.Love ya,Brenda

  3. Mark & Family,I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Barbara was an amazing and wonderful woman. She is in many of my memories as a child growing up at Hickory Tree. She was a strong woman with a sweet heart. She will live on in your hearts but will be greatly missed. Praying for all of you. I'm sure my Papaw has already lead her to the choir loft for a hymn or two. Love always,Kristy (Boultinghouse) Epley and Family

  4. We were saddened to hear of Barbara's passing but rejoice that she is now home with her Lord. We both have loving memories of her. God Bless You, Barbara.

  5. What a wonderful life and testimony. Awesome wife, mother, grandmother, friend and christian. What a legacy, she will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to friends and family.

  6. Mark,Tom,Tommie,Micheal, I am so sorry for your loss.Ya'll were like a second family to me when we were kids,You are all in my prayers.Stay strong. Love David

  7. I was so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She had such a great influence on so many of us growing up. She was a very, special woman. She was strong enough to raise 3 boys, be a wonderful wife, friend and mentor. Heavaen is sweeter today because she is there. I pray for comfort for the entire family during this time of sorrow. Thank you to you all for sharing her with us, even for just a little while.

  8. I did not know Barbara personally,,,, but her chidren speak for her! She must have been an awesome person ……RIP,,,, KNOWING you left a legacy behind! We all hope for that…. God Bless the the ones who grieve for you…and find hope in a great reunion day!

  9. I know words cannot help with what you are going thru right now. Mrs. Barbara was one of the sweetest women I have had the pleasure to meet. Just think of how happy she is now in the house of the Lord…memories will get you thru this…Her beautiful smile will live on in our hearts…

  10. Tom and boys. Barbara was a special person. I loved her very much. Such a great friend. There is not enough room to say all that I would like to say. Tom thank you so much for calling me. You will be in my prayers. Love Kathy.

  11. Tom and Little Tommie My heart goes out to you.I know Hard it is to lose you love. God is with you and my prayers are with you always.

  12. When I think of Barbara I immediately think of a jolly, loving person with a big smile. She loved people and enjoyed living life to its fullness. We're certainly going to miss her heart felt hugs. It's a great comfort to know she is with her Lord and Savior, enjoying all of Heaven's glory. I do know your hearts are hurting and I want you to know you are in my constant thoughts and prayers….I want to share this verse from a beautiful poem. I know this is what Barbara would say to each of you.When tomorrow starts without me,Don't think we're far apart.For every time you think of me,I'm right there in your heart…

  13. I pray for the family to have the peace that only Jesus can give. Mark, Karen, Dawson and Karlee my heart is sad for you now. I love you very much. Miss Betty

  14. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Barbara. Even though I have not seen or talked to her in years. I always remember her smiling face that we would see every Sunday morning at church. My prayers go out to her family.

  15. My Heart goes out to the family,Will keep you all in my prayer's,She was an amazeing woman,Will truley be missed

  16. Barbara was a wonderful and cheerful person that will be missed. I enjoyed talking with her about our family genealogy. We were supposed to meet this Fall, and we had just exchanged some family information. I hope some of the family will share her precious work on the Smith family for all to see. My brother, Rodney, and I will continue working on the Burrow genealogy. I feel badly that she did not get to finish her work, but the work that she did will be valued for generations to come. What a great person that our family had. She will be missed greatly.Delores

  17. Dear Tommy Ray and Tommy Jr.Bill called us and told us about Barbara's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. She was a compassionate and caring person with a lot of style and grace.She will be missed. We are currently living in Kentucky where our daughter and grandchildren live or we would be at the funeral. Sorry we can't be there but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you during this time.In Christ's love,Richard and Reba FrancisaA

  18. Our thoughts and prayer are with you all. Miss Barbara will be missed. When I think of her I always think of her bight smiling face.

  19. Praying that you'll sense Gods presenceIn this time of griefAnd feel Gods love surrounding youAnd know His inner peaceFor God cares so much for youAnd wipes each tear you cryYou never need to feel aloneFor Hell never leave your sideYou are all in my thoughts and prayers. I Love you all!

  20. Barbara was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly. I am deeply sorry for the loss that my brother-in-law and his family is going through. May our prayers and love be with you.

  21. Mark and family,John and I were saddened to hear about Barbara going home to be with Jesus. But, I know she must be visiting with my Mother and Chris Linahan,catching up on all the news in heaven! e love you and will be praying for all of you in the days to come.

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