Mary Elizabeth Hood Murphy, 77 of Dermott, formerly of Wilmot, passed away July 10, 2014, at the Dermott City Nursing Home in Dermott.

She was a retired nurse, a member of Wilmot Baptist Church and foster grandparent. She loved ministering to children and shut-ins.

Mrs. Murphy was born on June 26, 1937 in Batesville, Miss. and was the daughter of the late Calvin C. Hood and Mary Louise Auston Hood.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford Murphy; a son, Jeffery Allen Kelley; a brother, Larry Hood; and a sister, Linda Hood Sluppick.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Kelley and Toni Minchew both of Monticello; two brothers, Charles Hood of Texas and Edward Hood of Guntown, Miss.

Graveside services will be held July 12 at 10 a.m. at Wilmot Cemetery.

Visitation is July 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Dermott City Nursing Home Activity Fund, 702 W. Gaines, Dermott, AR 71638.