Funeral services for Loinel Floyd Murphy, 82, were held June 24 in Caldwell’s Chapel of the Valley, with Rev. Doug Hepting of the First Baptist Church officiating, He died June 18, 1991, in Safford Care Center.
Marian Rogge was at the organ with soloist Scott Goodwin singing the opening song “Safe in the Arms of Jesus”. David Player offered the invocation and presented the eulogy. Goodwin sang “There is a Paradise of Rest”, with Rev. Hepting presenting the scripture, the 23rd Psalm. The closing hymn was “Sometime We’ll Understand”. Hepting offered the benediction.
Conducting services and interment followed in the Rest Haven Cemetery, with Hepting giving the dedicatory prayer. Serving as casket bearers were Christopher Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Lavern Hennings, Jay Murphy, George Johnson, and Lawrence Martin.
Murphy was born Sept. 24, 1908, in Rexford, Kans., the son of Mattie Bell Wilmoth and Coleman E. Murphy. As a small boy, he moved with his family to Seibert, Colo., and grew up there. In 1938, he married Julia May Weeks and they resided in Hugo, Colo., where he farmed. In 1949 they moved to Arizona, residing in Safford.
Surviving are his wife, Julia of Safford; a son, Dave of Safford; three brothers, Troy and Lloyd, both of Flagler, Colo., and Dale of Goodland, Kans.; two sisters, Twila Gordon of Seibert, Colo. and Anita Rose Randall of Talihina, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Complete arrangements were under the direction of the Caldwell Funeral Home of SaffordThis