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Samuel Austeen Murphy

Samuel Austeen Murphy

May 8, 2013

Samuel Austeen Murphy, 83, Russellville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Russellville Hospital.

He lived his entire life in Franklin County and was a member of New Hope Methodist Church.

Austeen served in the Armed forces in Korea where he was wounded and received the following medals, Purple Heart, Occupational Medal (Japan), Overseas bar, received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star and United Nations Service Medal.

He served on the Franklin County Electric Board for 34 years.

Funeral services were Friday, May 10, 2013, 2 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville with Bro. James Anderton officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Charlsie Duboise Murphy; daughter, Janet Miller and husband, Rick; son, Joe D. Murphy and wife, Pamela, all of Russellville; grandchildren, Amber Fay Murphy Parris and husband, John, Melissa (Missy) and Malinda (Mindy) Miller.

He was preceded in death by parents, Aaron and Birdy Murphy; brother, A. B. Murphy; sisters, Ora Bell Rickard and Nora Brown; four infant siblings.