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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
Mary  Murphy

Mary Murphy

Sunday, November 19th, 1916 Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Ellen Murphy (Clark Miller)

Mary Ellen Clark Miller Murphy, 102, passed from this earth to join her heavenly Father on June 20, 2019. Born in 1916, in Gormania, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Otis Clark and Goldie Jones Clark. Mary’s mother passed away shortly following her birth. Later, Mary became the step-daughter of Ada Dellinger Clark.

Mary married Vincent W. Miller in 1936 and they were married 43 years. They owned and operated Miller’s Grocery on Route 9 in Hedgesville for many of those years. During this time, they also owned and operated a farm on McCoy’s Ferry Road where they raised beef cattle. Mary was also a Corning retiree.

Mary married Bernard Murphy in 1982. They enjoyed 35 years of marriage during which they traveled throughout the United States and to many countries around the world. For many years, they enjoyed attending a summer camp for senior citizens in Glenville, WV.

Through the years Mary was very active in many local organizations, including: the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Hedgesville Fire Department (she was one of the earliest members); Meals on Wheels, and the Senior Citizens’ Kitchen Band. She was an active member of the Tomahawk Ruritan Club and the Tomahawk Homemakers’ Club. Through the Homemakers’ she was honored to represent Berkeley County in 1991 as a Belle at the Folk Festival in Glenville, WV.

Mary was a longtime member (beginning in 1936) of the Hedgesville Assembly of God, which is now the Hope Community Church. In her later years she actively participated in their Senior group.

Mary was someone who never had idle hands. When she wasn’t gardening or canning her produce, she was writing stories (for which she won awards) and poetry (she was a published poet), or she was doing some kind of craft (she especially loved to quilt, crochet and make Christmas cards and bookmarks).

In addition to her parents, step-mother, and both husbands, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Donald V. Miller; a grandson, Vincent W. Miller III; a sister, Wilma Seyse; a brother, Wilford Clark; and a step-daughter, Mary Louise Murphy.

She is survived by a son, Vincent W. Miller, Jr., and wife, Donna, of Hedgesville; two step-sons, Doug Murphy and wife, Pat, of Hedgesville, and Darrell Murphy and wife, Linda, of Falling Waters; one sister, Barbara LeHew and husband, Roger, of Bunker Hill; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren,11 great-great grandchildren, 3 great-great-great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home.

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Brown Funeral Home with Dr. James Bishop officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Johnsontown Bible Church, P.O. Box 301, Hedgesville, WV 25427; Full Gospel Penecostal Church, 36 Laing Drive, Martinsburg, WV, 25404; or Hope Community Church, P.O. Box 75, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Monday, June 24th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Dr. James Bishop
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road
    KEARNEYSVILLE, WV

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Dear Aunt Mary, May God grant you the peace you deserve, the love you've earned, and the joy of being with those loved ones who proceeded you.
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Grandma,you will remain in our hearts forever.
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Vicki Bishop

We will all miss her! Miss Mary was friendly and spunky. She always made me smile. I admired her Christmas cards she made for me. She was faithful to church. What a great example she was for me! She loved her Lord. I am happy for her as she sees her Lord and reunites with Bern in heaven.
Her family took wonderful care of her and I will be praying for them as they grieve.
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Patsy CampbellFoltz

To the Family of Mary Murphy, I know you will miss her dearly. She was one of the most outstanding Christian woman of Hedgesville. We loved her dearly. May God be with each of you & fill you with His Love during this Season of your lives.
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