Minnie Oleta Murphy age 77 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She was born February 29, 1942 to her parents, the late Horace and Ada Martin Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Rickey Wayne Murphy; 2 sisters, Bertha Mae Bennett and Retha Frazier; 4 brothers, James, Joe, Jay and Eugene Thomas. Mrs. Minnie attended Outreach Baptist Church and was a former restaurant worker and housekeeper. She is survived by her husband, Rickey E. Murphy of Smithville; 2 daughters, Teresa Thomas (Jerry Chapman) and Norma Ervin (Joe Reed) both of Smithville; grandchildren, Chris (Shawnie) Davis, Brittany (Brandon) Zimmerman, Heather (William) Parsell, Kayla Davis (Eric Petty), Kathleen Thomas (Carl Cantrell), Jessie Herman, Jonathon Chapman and Anthony Murphy; great-grandchildren, Braylin Thomas, Chloe and Lucas Parsell, Carson and Canaan Davis, Brantly, Lincoln, Cameron and Rheagan Zimmerman, Stephanie Murphy, Jessica Murphy, and Christina Murphy; special friends, Ann, Johnny and Timothy Chapman. Funeral services will be 3:PM Monday, May 20, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating and burial will follow in Cannady Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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