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Thomas Riley Murphy, age 77

Thomas Riley Murphy, 77, of Furlow, Arkansas passed away on August 26, 2019.  He was born on April 17, 1942 in Lake Village, Arkansas to the late Thomas Clarence and Cora Leatha Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Sonny Murphy and Raymond Murphy and a step-son J.J. Fulkerson.

Thomas leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving wife of  25 years Charlotte M. Murphy; his children Lisa Johnson (Jimmy) of Cabot, Arkansas and Kim Cook (Robert) of Clinton, Arkansas; one step-daughter Jennifer Pope; three grandchildren Tonya Bell, Sunshynne Mack and Julia Harvill (Chris); four great-grandchildren Thomas Bell, Jamie Bell, Titan Crump and Gavin Harvill; one great-great-grandson Kaiden Bell; one brother Jack Murphy and many other friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral services will be on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with burial to follow at Concord Cemetery, Furlow, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Kim Hendrox Cook Posted August 28, 2019 1:51 PM

    Miss my daddy

  • Dawn Barley Marsall Posted August 28, 2019 5:41 PM

    Prayers for your family, I remember as child his laughter and teasing us kids. Rest in Peace.

  • Starr Moses Martin Posted August 28, 2019 9:24 PM

    This world list a great man

  • Bonnie Moody Posted September 3, 2019 5:46 AM

    God broke the mold when he made “Murphy!” May he rest in peace.

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