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John L. & Oleta Murphy
Wed 27 Jan 1934
Van Alstyne Public Library
Genealogy Collection
Funeral Cards

Mr. John Leonard Murphy was born in Pilot Grove, Texas on June 5, 1909, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy Sr.  He united with the C.M.E. church at an early age.  On January 27, 1934 he married Miss Oleta Beck. To this union eleven children were born.
He departed this life at 2:20 a.m. on April 26, 1986. Surviving are his wife, Oleta Murphy, Van Alstyne, Texas; five sons: Morris D. Murphy, Denver, Colorado; John D. Murphy, Greenville, Texas; Richard D. Murphy, Dallas, Texas; Eddie W. and Darryle G. Murphy, Van Alstyne Texas; daughters: Mrs. Virginia R. McKinney, Mrs. Wanda Lee, Dallas, Texas; Lesida F. McLean, Victorville, California; Mrs. Lindia Wright, Great Falls, Montana; Marquetta Murphy, Van Alstyne, Texas; Vicky L. Gibson, Austin, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Allen, McKinney, Texas; forty-one grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a host of relatives and friends.

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