Margie Marie Nickels Murphy, 89, beloved wife and mother, went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2019, at Three Rivers Medical Center. She loved being a homemaker and spending time with her children, grandchildren,and great grandchildren. A life long and faithful Christian, she also enjoyed attending church services and dining out when she was able. Margie, who was born May 28, 1929, at Oppy, KY, was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel David Nickels and Dixie Duncan Nickels; and sisters Alma Haines, Atheline Jackson,
and Alice Mae Combs; and brothers Homer, Everett, Cecil, Elmer, Clayton, Albert, David, and Clinton Russell Nickels. Margie is survived by her husband of 71 years, Lafe Murphy of Lovely, KY and six daughters: Carol Sue (Mike) Williams of Jennies Creek, WV; Diane (Howard) Poland of Fort Mill, SC; Debbie (Mike) Warden of Ajax, WV; Annette (Ron) Picklesimer of Georgetown, OH; Tammy (Darrell) Stepp of Staffordsville, KY; and Rhonda (Teddy) Workman of Stone, KY; and two sons: Lafe Allen Murphy of Lovely, KY; and Greg (Rhonda) Murphy of South Williamson, KY. She is also survived by grandchildren Jason and Joshua Crum; Tracy and Tyler Buskirk, Casey Micha, Allison Jude, and Vicky Howard; Stephanie Warden; Monica Fielder; Chasity Scott, Patrick, Mark, Matthew, Samatha, and Alexandra Murphy; Kelsey, Amanda, and Kristen Workman; step grandchildren Michael Williams, Jr. and Angie Fry; Lindsey and Brandon Itnyre; and Michael Picklesimer and many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Oppy Church of God on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1 PM with her nephew Stephen Nickels and Bill Evans presiding. A private burial service will follow at the Murphy Family Cemetery. A fellowship dinner will be held in the church kitchen following service. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez.
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