Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Whereas, the Officers and Members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, United Daughters of the Confederacy® (UDC) express our deepest respect and sympathy on the loss of our member, Jamae Edwardine Hale Murphy (Mrs. Raymond Leon Murphy) on Monday, 11 January 2010 in Houston, Harris County, Texas; and,
Whereas, Mrs. Murphy was born on Tuesday, 15 April 1924, in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska and was the daughter of Edward Samuel and Ruby Ola (Still) Hale; and,
Whereas, On Sunday, 15 January 1978, Mrs. Murphy's application for membership in the Oran M. Robert Chapter 440, UDC, was approved by the Registrar General, on the service of her great-grandfather, Private James Franklin Morris, who served during The War Between the States in Co. B, 15th Infantry Regiment, Georgia; and,
Whereas, During the almost 32 years of her continuous membership in the Chapter, she was active until her illness precluded her from regular participation; and,
Whereas, In 2003, she was awarded her 25 Year Membership Pin from the UDC; and,
Whereas, She had three children: Raymond Leon Murphy, Jr., Jamae Edwardine Molly Murphy Record (Mrs. William E.), and, Delma Kathleen Murphy Dekkers (Mrs. Steve); four grand-children, Raymond Leon Murphy, III, Rowland Lee Murphy, Cynthia Michelle Cady Baxter (Mrs. Winston K.), Pamela Kathleen Cady Simpson (Mrs. Todd A.); and, 10 great-grandchildren. On Sunday, 9 November 1997, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Raymond Leon Murphy; and,
Whereas, Mrs. Murphy’s memorial service was held on Friday, 22 January 2010, at Terrace Methodist Church in Houston and the joint burial of her ashes with her husband's was conducted at the Woodlawn Cemetery in that same community; and,
Whereas, Her death will leave an immeasurable loss as we remember her devotion, loyalty, friendship and leadership to the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC.
Now Therefore, Be It So Resolved, That the Officers and Members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC, hereby extend their deepest sympathy to her family and acknowledge to them our gratitude and deepest admiration for her many years of faithful and devoted membership in our Chapter that she cared so much about; and,
Be it Further Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the permanent records of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC, with copies to be sent to the President, Texas Division; Chaplain, Texas Division; Chaplain General; and, to the Murphy Family.
Adopted, on Saturday, the 20th day of March, 2010
Lynna Kay Shuffield, President
Kathy Brown Bilnoski, Secretary/Treasurer
Mary Jane Bernard, Chaplain
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