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Paul Franklin Morphis

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Born 11-12-1933 -- Died 12-4-2005

Paul Franklin Morphis, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Ottis Egbert Morphis and Lessie Leola Yancey Morphis, was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Searcy County, Ark.

He died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 72 years.

He was married to Helen Ruth Lambert on April 3, 1952, in Piggott, Ark.

He was a general agent for Lincoln Life Insurance Company for 25 years, earning a CLU designation.

He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a deacon and treasurer of the Ridgewood Church of Christ in Beaumont, Texas.

At the Salem Church of Christ in 1994 he, along with Harvey Starling, began missionary work in Romania.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Morphis, of the family home in Horseshoe Bend; his daughters, Margie Caspersen of Jacksonville, Fla., and Paula Morphis of Horseshoe Bend; his grandson, Paul D. Morphis of Conway; brothers, Edward Morphis of Mountain View and Billy Bates Morphis of Longview, Texas; a sister, Elsie Anderson of Taylors, S.C., and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a brother, John I. Morphis; a sister, LaVada Bond; and his father and mother.

Services were held on Dec. 8 at the Salem Church of Christ.

Burial followed at the Blodgett, Cemetery in Blodgett, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.