Murphy, H.C.


July 14, 1860 - February 23, 1934
Rev. H. C. Murphy was born July 14, 1860, in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. In his youth he moved to Natchitoches Parish and grew to manhood in the Davis Springs community. There he joined the Methodist Church, and from that church was licensed to preach. He was married on October 28, 1880, to Miss Jessie Fulton Hammett, who has been a real companion as a preacher’s wife in that she was always ready to help him, and was consecrated and loyal to our heavenly Father, whom they loved to serve.
For thirty-five years, as a supply, he served various charges in the Louisiana Conference--- many that would have been called “hard circuits”—but he was always cheerful and hopeful, never complaining, and his work was effective and his churches prospered. When I was his presiding elder it was a joy to be in Brother Murphy’s home. It was a Christian home, and from this home his children went out to honor their parents in their life work.
Brother Murphy retired in 1981 from active work in the ministry and with his wife lived
in their pleasant home in Campte, La., surrounded by friends, and he there passed on to his
reward on February 23, 1934. His body was laid to rest in Davis Springs cemetery. Many of his brethren of the ministry who loved him were present at the funeral.

“With such a comrade, such a friend,
I fain would walk till journey’s end,
Through summer sunshine, winter rain,
And then? Farewell, we shall meet again.”

Source: Journal Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 91, 1934, by K. W. Dodson.

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