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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.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road