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Joyce Ann Murphy, age 72, of Williamsburg, Kentucky, passed away at the Continue Care Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.

Joyce was a homemaker and member of the Meadows Grove Baptist Church.  She loved listening to gospel music, doing word puzzles, sewing, crocheting, painting gourds, gardening, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was born July 20, 1943, at Holly Hill, Kentucky, to the late Elmer and Bessie (Branham) Moore.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband James William Murphy, a son Leland Wesley “Fuzz” Murphy, a brother Luther “Doc” Moore, and a sister Sharon K. Moore.

Surviving family include six children: Luther Murphy of Pine Knot, Wanda Murphy (and Torrence Sarver) of Bowling Green, Kentucky, James Edward Murphy (and Jodi King) of Pine Knot, Darla Phillips (and Stuart) of Stearns, Stephen Allen Murphy of Pine Knot, and Melissa Gail Murphy of Pine Knot.  She was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. 

Surviving brothers and sisters are:  Walter Elmer Moore (and Renate) of Germany, Cecil Moore (and Stella) of Somerset, Janis Theaman of Indianapolis, and Melda Sue Babcock of Chicago, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Terry West officiating.  Burial will be at the Pleasant Run Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time for services.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Dj Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

My mother, Virginia Mae Daugherty, and the rest of our family send our love to all of you.  Though it has been many years since mom has seen Joyce she remembers wonderful times they spent together.

Mildred Daugherty-Kidwell Sep 27 2015 12:00 AM

To family and friends, so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go with you.

Janet Moore Hensley Sep 18 2015 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to you on the loss of your mom. Even though it has been years since I have seen her, I still have many fond memories from the times we came to visit. Let it give you a piece of mind to know she is in a better place. She will suffer no more. She will always be in your heart, so she won't be to far away. Again, I am sorry, the world has lost a beautiful person.

Harry "Bird" Babcock Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM