Josie Murphree


PITTSBORO – Josie I. Spratlin Murphree, 93, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1919, in the Lloyd community. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Town Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress for Glenn Slacks and DSL Mfg. of Bruce.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating and Bro. Justin Gates assisting. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden at Bruce.

Survivors include a son, Elion R. Murphree (wife, Carolyn Spradling) of Byhalia; two daughters, Brenda West (Gene) of Slate Springs and Judy Clements Brown (Bobby G.) of Bruce; two sisters, Rena Patterson and Marine Clark, both of Pittsboro; one brother, E.J. Spratlin of Hot Springs, Ark.; six grandchildren, Connie Pounders, Elion Ray Murphree Jr., Lori Perrigin, Julie (David) Newman, Cody (Ashley) Clements and Chase (Toni) Clements; two stepgrandchildren, Christi Stacy and Aaron Brown; six great-grandchildren, Kaylee Perrigin, Ashley Perrigin, Riley Newman, Reed Newman, Chloe Clements and Benson Clements; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Janey Stacy and Jaxson Stacy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph Spratlin and Sarah Ella Bailey Spratlin; her husband, Raymond E. Murphree; a sister, Mable Wright; and two brothers, Rex Spratlin and Elmer Spratlin.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Brown, Chase Clements, Cody Clements, Rayburn Hood, Elion Ray Murphree Jr., David Murphree, Keith Spratlin and Terry Spratlin.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

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