Hartford KY – Jacqueline Jewell “Jackie” Murphy, 93, departed this life for her heavenly home on August 4th, 2021. She was born February 18th, 1928 to the late Augustine Lynch Raiford and Pearl Paris Raiford. She was born and raised near Hartford, KY and graduated from Hartford High School at the age of 16 and was a member of Clear Run Baptist Church. She worked at several places including the old telephone exchange in Hartford, as well as a secretary/bookkeeper for Dr. Robert Norsworthy for many years. Later, she was employed as a secretary at Lexington Economy Drug & the Lexington public Library in Lexington KY. Jackie was a war bride, marrying her husband, the late Shirley Murphy during World War II while he was still in service to our country. As an operator at the old telephone exchange in Hartford, she was able to ring the fire siren when the war was declared over. “We let it just ring and ring and ring” she said.
Aside from her husband and parents, she is preceeded in death by her step father, Lennie Tichenor; one brother; Gus Raiford of Tuscaloosa Alabama & Grandchildren; Steven and Jennifer Watts.
Survivors include her son Rick (Deborah) Murphy; Daughters Cheryl (Gerald) Watts and Sandra (Jim) Brooks; Grandchildren Jimmy (Donna) Brooks, Roger (Janet) Brooks, Ricky Murphy, Melissa Welch, Doug (Krystal) Watts, Melissa (Patrick) Belva & Darren (Brianna) Watts; Great Grandchildren, Tanner (Lexi) Brooks, Colby (Maggie) Brooks, Sydney Brooks, Aidan Welch, Kylee, Chase, Claire and Eden Watts, Chandler (Jared) Lawless, Reid Brooks, Courtney, Sydney, Zack & Kaylee, Vivian Cripps; 5 Great-Great Grandchildren & several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 7th at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Byron Priar officiating. Burial will be in Sunnydale Cemetery near Dundee. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of the funeral. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Sunnydale Cemetery in care of Bevil Bros. Funeral Home. Online Condolences may also be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com
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