Lena Matilda Murphy, 89, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dover she was the daughter of the late George and Fannie Tilley Harris and had been a Leachville resident since 1954. She was the widow of Lonnie Murphy and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville.
She is survived by a son, Sonny Murphy, of Blytheville; four daughters, Billie Cossey of Russellville, Florence Morris of Arbyrd, Brenda Laffoon of Leachville and Virginia Covery of Marion; a brother, Glenn Harris, of Russellville; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Second Baptist Church in Leachville with Rev. Charles Stoddard officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.