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Betty Jo Murphy, 82, of North Matewan, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Cornerstone Hospital/St. Mary’s of Huntington.


She was born October 9, 1930, in Mingo County, to the late Lee Gillespie Living and Effie Chafin Gillespie.


She is preceded in death by, her husband, Herbert Murphy; brothers Woody, Ed, and Leonard Gillespie; and sisters Minnie Varney and Zell Collins.


Betty was retired, having worked as a store clerk at Akers Grocery of North Matewan..


She is survived by sisters Josephine Ferrell of North Matewan and Mary Rife of Oceana.


Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Lowell Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Ellison Hatfield Cemetery of Newtown. The family will begin receiving friends at the funeral home chapel from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.


You are invited to share expressions of sympathy online at www.chambersfuneralservices.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc. of Matewan.



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