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Charles E. Murphy

July 5, 1940 March 4, 2019
Charles E. Murphy
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Rev. Charles E. Murphy, 78, of De Kalb, Texas passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital.
Charles was born July 5, 1940 in the Bethlehem Community of De Kalb, Texas to Andrew James and Luethel Moore Murphy.  He was a Journeyman Electrician and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as Minister for six years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one wife, Minnie Valentine Murphy; and one grandson, Cory Ingram.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Jo Murphy of De Kalb, Texas; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles Murphy, Jr. of Columbus, Texas, James A. Murphy of De Kalb, Texas, Billy and Linda Daniels of Paris, Texas, and Ollie and Kendra Robinson of Waxahachie, Texas; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Tonya and Earnest Woods of De Kalb, Texas, Lou and James Brown of Waxahachie, Texas, Ashley and Jeremiah Homer of Waxahachie, Texas, and Joyce Lynch of Columbus, South Carolina; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Curtis and Mae Murphy of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Lonnie and Beatrice Murphy of Dallas, Texas, and  Robert Jerry and Betty Mills of Houston, Texas; one "Little Sister", Jaqueline Holmes of Houston, Texas; a special cousin, Robert Larry Murphy of De Kalb, Texas; twenty one grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. 
Services will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in De Kalb, Texas with Rev. Ronnie Potter and Rev. Edward Moss officiating.  Interment will follow at Hooks Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

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6:00 PM 3/8/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Bates Family Funeral Home

601 E. Front St.
De Kalb, TX 75559

Bates Family Funeral Home
601 E. Front St. De Kalb 75559 TX
United States

Funeral Service




12:00 PM 3/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

5503 FM 992
De Kalb, TX 75559

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
5503 FM 992 De Kalb 75559 TX
United States

Cemetery Details


Hooks Cemetery Final Resting Place

7350 FM 992
De Kalb, TX 75559

7350 FM 992 De Kalb 75559 TX
United States

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