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Oklahoma Biographies & Obituaries


Jackson County
Obits from the Altus Times, March 2000  
Cecil James Murphy, 87, longtime Elmer resident died Friday at English Village Manor Nursing Home. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Melvin Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmer Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. He was born July 6, 1913 at Noonday, Texas to Joe and Laura (Murray) Murphy. He married Sylvia Clarice Canada in 1939 in Elmer. She died in December of 1982. They made their home in Elmer since the 1940's. He worked for several farmers in Jackson County for many years. He also worked as a custodian at the Jackson County Courthouse and Altus Air Force Base. He was a longtime member of the Hess Baptist Church. Survivors include five children, Sara Jo Swint and husband, Frank of Rex, Ga., Edith Duke and husband, Kenneth of Tipton, Anita Pair and husband, Eddie, James Murphy and wife, Julie and Sandy Callins and husband, Fred all of Altus; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother.

William R. Pair