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Dorene Murphy

September 20, 1940 — July 30, 2016

Dorene Murphy departed from this life on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee being 75 years, 10 months and 9 days old. She was born at Holly Hill, in Pine Knot, KY on September 20, 1940 to the late Earl Perkins and Helen Crawford Hamlin.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 Years Randolph Murphy whom were married July 30, 1960.  Three daughters: Norma Sue Murphy Geary, infant twins Lorene Sue and Lorena Ann Murphy, and a brother: Harold E. Perkins

Surviving family includes: a daughter Jane Murphy Johnson (and husband William) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, sisters: Barbara Perry of Whitley City, Maxine Tucker (and husband David) of Somerset, KY, Lorene Davis of Whitley City, KY, and her dog Dixie whom she loved very much.

Dorene was a homemaker. She was a very active member of our community. She was a member of the Local Historical Society, and she transcribed records of services that were held by the McCreary County Funeral Home into data books totaling 3,722 services from 1972-2006; they were then published by the McCreary County Museum where Dorene worked. Along with this, she made obituary books of each year for county wide deaths. She enjoyed painting, crafts, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Funeral service: Wednesday August 3, 2016 at 2:00pm in the chapel of the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Ridener Officiating.

Visitation: Wednesday  August 3, 2016 from 12:00 noon-2:00 PM.

Burial: Pleasant Run Cemetery.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. 

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