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
obituary courtesy of Spartanburg County Library.
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