Macon County Chronicle

Nina Jean Masters Murphy, 91

Nina Jean Masters Murphy, 91, of Gamaliel, Ky., passed away Wed., March 25, 2009, at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 28, 2009 from the Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel, in Gamalie, Ky., with Bro. James S. Jones officiating. Burial was in the Fountain Run Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Pitcock, Danny Burgess, Todd Burgess, Murrell Collins, Lewis Wiley and Gary Hestaud. Honorary Pallbearers were: Arnold Turner, Randall Baskett, Jim McMillin, Sonny Oliphant, Tony Gumm, Voris Comer, Jerome Taylor, Dr. Jerry Gibbs, Roger Geralds, Jeff Ford, Billy Rowland, Jerry Capshaw, Jerry Ford, Joe Reed Downing, Jack Downing, Bob Greer, Eddie Crowe, Nathan Copass, Dewayne Geralds, Eddie Turner, Roger Gillenwater, and Billy Carter. She is survived by two grandsons & their spouses: Joe Bedford and Lora Murphy of Gamaliel, KY., and Brad & Leveda Murphy of Red Boiling Springs, TN.; a daughter-in-law: Betty Jo Murphy of Gamaliel, KY.; four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one sister: Faye Dean Micheletta of Hendersonville, TN. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Murphy; three sisters: Ethel Heston, Locke Burnett and Louise Masters; five brothers, Bennett Masters, Joe Masters, Cordell Masters, Hayden Masters and Hill Masters; and two step-children: Dennis Murphy and Pearline Martin. She was born in Clay Co., TN. on Jan. 12, 1918, to the late Bedford Masters and Dulcena (Dollie) Hays Masters. She was a member of the Gamaliel Baptist Church, a retired school teacher with the Monroe Co. Board of Education and the widow of  Rev. Allie B. Murphy, who died Dec. 2, 1967. They were married in Oct. of 1936.