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Barbara Jean Murphy

barbara-jean-murphy-1Barbara Jean Murphy, age 66, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at home.

Mrs. Murphy was born in DeQueen, Arkansas on May 21, 1950 to William Midkiff and Vera Rushing.  She was married to Charles Murphy for many years and was a homemaker.  Barbara enjoyed working on puzzles and most of all spending time with her family. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her.  She will be missed.

She is survived by husband, Charles Murphy of the home; sons, Travis Murphy of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Charles Murphy of Fordyce, Arkansas, Walter Murphy of Arkansas, Billy Dale Patterson of Texas; daughters, Nora Robinson of Cove, Arkansas, Deantha Gibbons of Cove, Arkansas; ten granddaughters and five grandsons; many great-grandchildren; father, Bill Midkiff of Kentucky; and mother, Vera Stewart of Texas.

Mrs. Murphy was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Memorial service planned for November 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Wickes First Baptist Church with Brother Scott officiating.

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