PAUL COWLEY MURPHY
Houston, TX—_____ April 1995
Funeral services for Paul C. Murphy, 77, will be
held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 1995, at Earthman Baytown Chapel with minister
Cecil Haffelfinger officiating.
Murphy died on Saturday, April 15, in a Port
Lavaca [Calhoun Co., TX] hospital.
Born in Oakdale, LA, on Nov. 17, 1917, he had
graduated from Oakdale High School. Later he attended and graduated from Rice
University, having played football there during the 1938 defeat of the
University of Colorado in the Cotton Bowl.
Murphy worked for Exxon for 44 years and was an
active member of the Baytown Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by a daughter, Steveanna Murphy Giesecke
and husband Jack of Port Lavaca; granddaughter, Gretchen Giesecke of Port Lavaca;
brothers, Thomas Murphy of Canon City, Colo., and Charles Murphy of Arlington,
Va., sister Nelda Randall of Coral Gables, Fla., cousins, Vesta Giddings [AAFA
#233] of Baytown, Josephine Carrigan [AAFA #235] of Pleasanton, Calif., and Haidee
Reeves [AAFA #210] of Hammond.
Pallbearers will be Troy Tucker, Bill Hanna,
David Wims, Larry Sanders, Stephen Cathriner, Dean Minear, Gene Bosse and
Honorary pallbearers are Emory Touchet, Grady
Saunders, Jim Bacon, Harold Scarborough, Ed Cathriner, Hampson Herbert, the
1938 Cotton Bowl Rice football team and the Baytown Masonic Lodge.
Burial will be held at Cedar Crest Cemetery
following services. Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral
AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.
His Alford lineage, beginning with his mother: Pearl
Steveanna 1885 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn
1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6,
James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.