Terry B. Murphy
Terry B. Murphy, 54, of Mt. Vernon, died 9 a.m. May 30, 2005,
at his residence in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Mt. Vernon to Herbert A. and Bessie
M. (Phillips) Murphy. On Dec. 20, 1982, he married Tammy Ellis in
Mt. Vernon. He retired due to health concerns in August 2004 from owning
and operating Murphy's Painting Service in Mt. Vernon.
Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ten Post Oak Cemetery in
Wayne County. The Rev. Elvin Ervin will officiate. Burial will be at Ten
Post Oak Cemetery in Wayne County, with full military rites conducted by
members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Visitation is set
for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Murphy of Mt. Vernon; son U.S. Marine
Corps Cpl. John A. Murphy and wife Alyson of San Diego, Calif.; daughter
Jamie D. Chambliss and husband Mike of Mt. Vernon; granddaughter Cheyenne
Chambliss of Mt. Vernon; brother Ralph Murphy and wife Mary of Mt. Vernon;
sister Carolyn J. Lemons and husband James of Mt. Vernon; several nieces
and nephews survive, including special nephew Bill Fletcher of Opdyke.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother Elmer Lee Price.
Mr. Murphy was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to aid the American troops
fighting in Iraq and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed
to the Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL. Arrangements have
been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call
618-242-3348 for further information.
Date: 1 Jun 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman