Betty Barnes Murphy, 88, of Hamburg, died on January 10, 2018 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
She attended nursing school at St. Vincent’s in Little Rock and worked many years as a Registered Nurse in Ashley and Desha counties. She taught nursing at Great River Vo-Tech School for many years and retired from the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by a son, John Moore; a step-daughter, Brenda Marshall; her mother, Jessica Cleo Byrd Barnes; her father and step-mother, L.T and Mary Elizabeth Regnier Barnes; and seven brothers, Bill, Leonard, Robert, P.E., James, Jerry and Carl L. “Buddy” Barnes.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 39 years, Ed Murphy of Hamburg; two sons, Jim Moore of Fort Worth, Texas and Richard Moore of Fayetteville; a daughter, Beth Moore of Houston, Texas; a step-son, Mike Murphy and wife, Ginny, of Hamburg; a step-daughter, Mary Rodgers of McGehee; a sister, Sue Stell of Hamburg; a brother, Michael Barnes and wife, Ethel, of Georgetown, Texas; a sister-in-law, Betty Barnes of Hamburg and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 13 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Comer officiating. Burial will be at the Dailey Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Adrian Moore, Ian Moore, Walker Moore, Wes Murphy, Joey Murphy, Justin Matheny, Kip Turner and Jonathan Griffith.
Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Health Foundation, c/o Shirley White, PO Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635 or Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1569.
Visitation will be Friday, January 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.