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Mildred Lee Murphy
May 22, 1937 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Mildred Lee Murphy of Smithville, age 86 passed away Monday morning October 16, 2023, at NHC of Smithville. She was born May 22, 1937, to her parents, the late John and Maggie Johnson Ashford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, L.C. Murphy; daughter, Linda Self; sister, Freda Maxwell; brothers, Jerry, Owen, Wayne and James (Edna) Ashford; son-in-law, Tony DeVault. Ms. Murphy was a member of Faith Congregational Methodist Church and a retired garment factory worker. She is survived by 2 daughters, Vicky (Jay) Ramsey of Smithville and Teesha (Keith) Reynolds of Smithville; son, Sherman (Selby) Murphy of Florida; grandchildren, Joey (Brittany) Murphy of Fairview, Sheri Murphy of Smithville, Taylor Gibbs, Alexis Reynolds, Jada Murphy, Arian Murphy, Nyla Murphy, Azlan Murphy, Jack Mullican and Jay Lee Mullican; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kaden, Jacob, Ella, Bailey, Kaylee, Khloe, Hunter, Haylee, Isaac; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Everleigh, and Amelia; sisters-in-law, Diane Ashford of Smithville, Annie Ashford of Watertown. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation will be Tuesday 3:PM till 7:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the staff of NHC for the love and care shown to Mrs. Mildred. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.