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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • R. Vernon 'Murph' Murphy

  • R. Vernon “Murph” Murphy, 75, of New London, Missouri, died at 7:31 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home.
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  • R. Vernon "Murph" Murphy, 75, of New London, Missouri, died at 7:31 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home.
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Second Christian Church in New London, MO. Rev. Faye Vaughn will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in New London, MO.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mr. Murphy was born August 9, 1938, in New London, MO to Margaret Estelle Murphy Lawson.
    He was married to Julia Mae Green on November 26, 2005, in New London, MO. She survives.
    Other survivors include 5 children, Bobby Joe Johnson, Toni Murphy, Darryl Murphy (Toni), Cathy Murphy and Erica Murphy; 1 step daughter, Tia Cartmill; 1 sister, T. Juanita Allison (Carl) of New London, MO; 2 step sisters; 4 grandchildren, Toreelyn Murphy, Nickolas Murphy, Bobby Johnson, Jr. and Ty Murphy; 2 step grandchildren, Justin Cartmill and Knya Cartmill; 1 step great grandson, Jayceon Lewis; and nieces and nephews.
    He is preceded in death by his mother, step father, Edward Lawson, 4 brothers and 1 step brother.
    Mr. Murphy was a United States Army Veteran. He previously worked as a supervisor at Titan Wheel. Mr. Murphy loved the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed sports. He also liked NHRA racing and college sports, especially the Missouri Tigers. He was a member of the Second Christian Church of New London, MO.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Benevolent Society at the Second Christian Church.
    Pallbearers will be Steven Perkins, Casey Minter, Henry Erby, Rodney Wells, Eddie Padilla, and Reginald Burton.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com

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