William Murphree

William Fate "Bill" Murphree

Monday, March 4th, 1929 - Friday, June 7th, 2019
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Mr. William Fate Murphree, 90, of Senatobia, MS passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at his daughter's home in Birmingham, AL.

Mr. Murphree was born on March 4, 1929 in Calhoun County, MS to The Late Dee and Odell Murphree. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a hard worker all of his life and loved his time spent farming with his son. Mr. Murphree was a member of First Baptist Church in Senatobia and he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed dearly.

Mr. Murphree leaves behind his daughter, Sheila Hoffman (Steve) of Birmingham, AL; his son, Keith Murphree (Kim) of Senatobia, MS; his sister, Virginia Howell; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend of 64 years, Delories Murphree; his parents; his siblings, Charles Dee Murphree and Bobby Dean Murphree.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 2pm in the First Baptist Church in Senatobia with Dr. John Mahoney and Rev. Chris Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery with military honors with Calvert Murphree, Michael Murphree, Dustin Rhinewalt, Joey Glass, Jordan Bankston, and Ben Vernon serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held in the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Murphree's memory to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 99, Senatobia, MS 38668.

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ray-Nowell Funeral Home - Senatobia Chapel
    3065 Hwy. 51 South
    SENATOBIA, MS 38668
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church - Senatobia
    317 Ward Sreeet
    SENATOBIA, MS 38668
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Dr. John Mahoney
    Rev. Chris Williams
  • Interment

    Senatobia Memorial Cemetery
    Hwy. 51 S.
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Harry Keller

Posted at 08:06am
My condolences to the Murphree family. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear William. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

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