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Beulah James Murphy

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Died 9-26-2004

Beulah James Bridgewater Murphy, 90, of Southaven, Miss., died Sept. 26, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born at Hardy, Ark., she was a homemaker and had lived and worked in Rockford, Ill., where she attended Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church.

She attended Southaven Community Church for the past 10 years.

Survivors include a son, T.J. Bridgewater of Sallisaw, Okla.; three daughters -- Evelyn Bracken of Memphis, Shirley McKinney of Jonesboro and Pat Booth of Southaven; two brothers -- Everett "Bud" James of DuQuoin, Ill., and Jessie James of Corning; a sister, Winnie Rogers of Corning; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands -- Thomas Bridgewater and Rod Murphy; her parents -- Grover James and Elva James; eight brothers and three sisters.

The funeral service was Sept. 29 in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home of Corning, Ark. Burial followed in the Corning Cemetery.