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04/08/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Ernie Murphy

Ernest Lee Murphy, Jr.
(19 May 1946 - 05 Apr 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 I was very saddened to read the news of one of my classmates and fellow band members. Ernie Murphy, Class of 1965, husband of Nancy Horne Murphy ('65) of VA, and brother of Bill Murphy and Bobbie Murphy, passed away at home in Newport News on Thursday, April 05, 2018.

From the Daily Press - 04/08/18:

                  Ernest Lee Murphy, Jr.
      NEWPORT NEWS - Ernie Murphy, 71, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born on May 19, 1946, in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Ernest L. Murphy, Sr. and Nathalie McDermon. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ernie was a lifelong resident of Newport News and a graduate of Newport News High School.

He served his country honorably in the Army followed by a 46-year long career with Newport News Shipbuilding.

Ernie Murphy

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Heather McElligott (Andrew); son, Sean Murphy; step-daughters, Stephanie Hautz (Allan), Shannon Weaver (Curtis); and step-son, Billy Weaver (Kristin); nine grandchildren, Kelsey Weaver, Hannah Hautz, Hunter Hautz, Preston Hudgins, Zackary Weaver, Riley Weaver, Jacob McElligott, Avery Weaver, and Carson McElligott; brother, Bill Murphy (Sherry), sister Bobbie Murphy; nieces, Tiffany Ward (Eric), and Shanna Murphy (Brian); five great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, Va., on Monday, April 9th from 2pm to 3pm followed by a memorial service at 3pm at the church. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on April 8, 2018.
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April 08, 2018

Nancy and Family,
Our most sincere condolences to you and the family on the passing of Ernie. We went to high school together and grew up in downtown Newport News together. We had a lot of great times. May God Bless you and the family during this time. God Bless Ernie, and may he rest in peace.
Greg and Shirley Campbell

~ Robert Campbell, Williamsburg, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Nancy, and to all of Ernie's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

It Is Well with My Soul

Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't:
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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