Nell Cook Murphy
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:00 AM
Services for Nell Cook Murphy were held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Evans officiating. Burial followed in Lynville Methodist Cemetery in Preston with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Murphy, 81, of Pensacola, Fla. passed away peacefully on July 31, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
Nell was born and raised in the Lynville Community near DeKalb, Mississippi. After graduation from Lynville High School, she moved to Mobile, Ala. where she later met and married Rolf Murphy. In 1967, the family moved to Pensacola, Florida where Nell worked in civil service at NAS until her retirement.
The greatest joys of her life were her four children and two grandchildren. She was a dedicated member of the United Methodist Church and the local NARFE chapter. She loved her flowers and birds and had a servant's heart.
She is survived by her son, Ron (Mary Jo) Murphy of Newton, Mass.; daughters Karen (Tim) Evans, Vicki Murphy and Molly Murphy, all of Pensacola, Fla., her grandsons, Zach and Luke Evans along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Neola Cook; her husband, Rolf Murphy and her three brothers, Homer Cook, Kenneth Cook and Jack Cook.
Pallbearers were Jim Cook, David Whittington, Terry Cook, Wayne Cook, Luke Evans, Mike Hall and John Cook.
Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 600 Beacon Parkway West Suite 860, Birmingham, Alabama 35209 or Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, 300 West Leonard St., Pensacola, Florida 32501.