Bessie Ella Murphy, age 83, Harrodsburg, widow of Aurthur Murphy, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg. Born June 1, 1939 in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Joe Mack and Mattie Pearl (Hale) Phillips. She attended the Crab Orchard School, was a dietary department employee at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital and also a self-employed home health care provider. She was a former member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Waynesburg, KY but currently was a member of the Carpenter's Christian Church in Harrodsburg.
Survivors include a daughter Debbie Coffman of Mt. Vernon, KY; a son Ronnie Lee Murphy of Lancaster; two brothers Alberta Phillips of Crab Orchard and Allen (Portia) Phillips of Alexander, KY; a half-sister Janie Morgan of Louisville; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband Bessie was preceded in death by a daughter Teresa Ann Murphy; six brothers Robert Phillips, Phillip Wayne Phillips, Wheeler “Double O” Phillips, Dellie Phillips, Keith Odell Phillips and Mac E. Phillips; three half sisters, Lillie Combs, Ruth Tooms, and Juanita Nowlin.
Private graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am, Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Preachersville Cemetery in Crab Orchard with Bro. Greg Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
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