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1947 KENNETH 2014


March 3, 1947 — August 31, 2014

Kenneth Charles Murphy, age 67, of Stearns, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 1p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Coffey and Rev. Carl “Cubby” Clark officiating.    Burial was at the Jones Cemetery in Strunk, Kentucky.

Charles had been a coal miner for the Stearns Coal Company and was a member of the Lower Wolf Creek Baptist Church.   He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Born March 3, 1947, in McCreary County, Kentucky, he was the son of Luster and Lora Mae (Miller) Murphy.  He is preceded in death by his father, Luster Murphy, and two brothers; Joseph Murphy and James Murphy.  Surviving family include his mother Lora Mae (Miller) Murphy, Pine Knot, a daughter; Kimberly Murphy (and Leslie Young) of Parkers Lake, two sons; Anthony (and Amanda) Murphy of Parkers Lake and Randall (and Melissa) Murphy of Stearns, and Brenda Murphy, the mother of his children as well as his caregiver.

There are five sisters; Mary Burchfield and Carl, Muncie, Indiana, Wanda Worley and Danny, Revelo, Bonnie Bell and Curtis of Monticello, Brenda Taylor (and Daniel Stringer) of Somerset and Paula Crowley and Tony of Pine Knot.  He has two surviving brothers; L.D. Murphy and Ruth Ann of Muncie, Indiana and Larry Murphy and Kim of Muncie as well as many nieces and nephews.

Charles has eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and one on the way.



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