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Margurite Ann Murphy
July 24, 1938 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Margurite Ann Murphy, age 85, slipped peacefully from this life on Monday, September 25, 2023. She was born in Crossett on July 24, 1938 to her parents German Nevell and Margurite Paulene (Carter) Murphy. She was preceded in death by her father in 1990 and her mother in 2000. She graduated from Crossett High School in 1956 where she was a member of the first organized group of “Eaglettes”. She attended the Warner Brown School of Nursing in Eldorado and retired after working 39 years as a Surgical Nurse. Her 39 years of service consisted of two years at the Warner Brown Hospital, two years working for Doctors Yocum and Tommey, seventeen years as Supervisor of Surgery at the Medical Center of South Arkansas and eighteen years as Surgical Assistant for Dr James Calloway. Margurite Ann was a lifelong, Faithful member of Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church in Crossett where she was a former pianist and active member of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was a major contributor to the Church’s annual Bazaar and Bake Sale with items she sewed, goods she baked (fried apple pies) and jellies she made (Strawberry & Peach Fig). She also had specialty items that she brought to the many Potlucks at church (Poppy seed Chicken, Homemade Bread and Pina Colada Cakes) These particular items will be missed by many. Although she never married and had a family of her own, she considered her Maternal first cousins and their children as her “kids”. She made sure throughout their lives that they didn’t do without anything they needed. She treated them to trips to California, Washington DC, Disney World and many, many beach trips. She gifted them with handmade baby quilts and full-size quilts of their choice of college. All of them, along with many of her neighbors, were treated to jellies, trash mix and cookies during the Christmas Holidays. She had a loving, giving heart for all things her Church was involved in. She purchased the piano that is used in the sanctuary to this day. She participated in the Hope at Home (formerly the Relay for Life), the feeding of the students at the UAM Wesley Foundation, the annual donation of food to New Mexico Navajo Indian families that were in need, the local Greater Crossett Area Food Bank, just to name a few. She is survived by five maternal first cousins and three paternal first cousins, their families, her church family and many friends, classmates and former colleagues
Visitation will be 10:00 am Friday September 29,2023 at Wallers Chapel Methodist Church in Crossett, Arkansas, with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Jimmy Neal Faulk. Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. An online registry can be signed at wwwjonesservice.com. Honoring her memory by serving as pallbearers are ; Mike Avery, Colvin Shivers, Billy Carter, Jonathon Moss, Roger Rasico, and Jason Carter.