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Michael Murphy, 65, Nashville

Michael “Mike” D. Murphy, 65, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home in Nashville.

Mike was born March 29, 1948, in Louisville, Ky., to Denzel and Doris (Kryder) Murphy. He was a 1966 graduate of Beech Grove High School. Mike married Carolyn “Sue” (Hamilton) Reddy March 2, 1992, at Brown County State Park in Nashville. She survives after 22 loving years of marriage.

He was employed as the Geographic Information Systems coordinator for the Brown County Surveyor's Office for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for Alcoa and Sheet Metal Models, both in Indianapolis, and served as a Beech Grove police officer for 13 years.

Mike was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and Nashville Masonic Lodge No. 135. He enjoyed boating with his family at Lake Lemon, photography, and was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana University men’s basketball team.

Mike is survived by a daughter, Kelli Murphy of Greenwood; a stepson, Ryan (Kim) Matkins of Beech Grove; and three stepgrandchildren, Toni and Ashley Webb, both of Indianapolis, and Kayla Matkins of Beech Grove.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents; stepdaughter, Yvonne Webb; and a brother, Jay E. Murphy.

The Rev. Darrel Miller will conduct a celebration of life service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Mike to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448; or the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Murphy family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane