Norma Lee Murders Chapman, 76, of the Beulah Community, near Monticello, passed away on June 4, 2015.
She was a faithful and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, employee and friend. She was an avid gardener, talented floral designer and wonderful cook. She loved being outdoors working in her many gardens, tending to numerous flower beds, and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She especially enjoyed spending time with all her family.
Mrs. Chapman was born at Bluffton, Arkansas on August 21, 1938. She was third of eleven children of Alford and Mary Fisher Murders.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by four brothers, J.D. Murders, R.V. Murders, O.C. Murders and A.V. Murders.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Walter S. Chapman of Beulah; one son, Rev. John Chapman and wife Joyce of Houston, Arkansas; one daughter, Valerie Carter and husband Dr. Barry of Vivian, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Rev. Micah Carter and wife Julie of Magnolia, Aaron Chapman and wife Elisa of Greenbriar. Jessica Chapman of Houston, Arkansas and Ryan Carter of Ruston, Louisiana; three great-grandchildren with the fourth on the way. Also, three sisters, Mattie Rawson and husband George of Dumas, Bonnie Ingle of Cornerville and Erma Lephiew and husband Thomas of Star City; three brothers, Albert Murders and wife Gerene of Jennings, Oklahoma, Robert Murders and wife Cindy of Woodlawn and Keith Murders and wife Betty of Russellville; as well as several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral service will be held on June 8 at 10 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with her son-in-law Dr. Barry Carter and her grandson, Rev. Micah Carter officiating. Burial will follow in L.B. Chapman Family Cemetery in Beulah. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. June 7 at the funeral home.
Memorial may be made to: VFW Post 4515, Monticello, AR or the American Legion Post 2, Monticello, AR.