Policeman Jesse L. Murph Sr. Dies

(Contributed by Clarence Crocker.)

Jesse Lipscomb Murph Sr., son of Mr. Peter and Mrs. Jennie Murph, died Friday night, July 3, 1970, in the Spartanburg General Hospital after a long illness. His home was at 95 Stifel Road, just outside the village of Glendale where he and his family had been living for many years.

Jesse had married Miss Mabel Hames, the daughter of Mr. Will and Mrs. Sallie Hames of Glendale and they became the parents of one son, Jesse L. Murph Jr.

Jesse had served as a Spartanburg County Rural Policeman/Detective including the Glendale area for many years before retiring from the police force. He was serving as a Spartanburg County Jailer at the time he became ill. He was a member of the Glendale Methodist Church and a Charter member of the Glendale Ruritans. He was a good helpful policeman and appreciated by all who knew him, including this writer, who considered Jesse a personal friend.

His obituary published in the Spartanburg Herald & Journal, announced funeral services were to be held Sunday July 5, 1970 at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel with interment to follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg. The Rev. James H. Lindsey officiated. Survivors were; his wife, Mrs. Mabel Hames Murph; his son, Jesse L. Murph, Jr., both of the home; one brother, Walter N. Murph of Spartanburg Route 1 and one sister, Mrs. Eva Massabeau of Gaffney, S. C.

Jesse Lipscomb Murph Jr. 56, the son of Mrs. Mabel Murph and the late Mr. Jesse Murph Sr., died Monday night October 30, 1976 in the Spartanburg General Hospital following a long illness. He had been married to Mrs. Mazie Harris Murph of Glendale and they were the parents of two children, Pat and Pete Murph. He was a member of the Glendale Methodist Church and had worked many years in the office of the City Motor Co. in Spartanburg. S.C.

Funeral services were held September 2, 1976 in the Floyds Greenlawn Chapel with interment following in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Cross and The Rev. W. Ralph Carter officiating. Pall bearers were; Tommy Francis, Bill and Charles Murph, Clyde Hawkins, Sonny Baughman and Jim Millwood.Survivors were; his mother, Mrs. Mable Hames Murph; one daughter, Pat Coates of Glendale; one son, Pete Murph of Muskegon, Michigan and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Mabel Hames Murph, the widow of Jesse Murph Sr., died Tuesday January 16, 1979 in a Spartanburg Nursing Home following a long illness. She had been living at 212 Maxine Drive in Spartanburg before entering the Nursing Home. A native of Glendale, she was a faithful member of the Glendale Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel with interment in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The Rev. William Cross and The Rev. W. Ralph Carter officiated. Pallbearers were; Tommy Francis, Bill and Charles Murph, Donnie Wood and Mike Rogers.

Survivors were; one granddaughter, Pat Coates of Glendale and two great grandchildren.

Copy of obituary courtesy of Spartanburg County Library. 
 
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