Funeral services for Alphonser Devin “Jingle Eye” Murphy, conducted by the Rev. Jeannetté Cooper and Anthony Gilliard, were held Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Elijah United Methodist Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree. Mr. Murphy died Tuesday, September 11, 2012. He was born December 24, 1944, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Wilbur Baba Murphy and Mae Fulton Murphy. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Tomlinson High School in 1965. He worked briefly for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Tennessee. He later was employed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and remained there for 39 years, 9 months, and 17 days. He was assistant coach to the Kingstree All Star Softball team. Six siblings, Nathaniel, Arthur, Cannie, Joseph, Minnie, and James, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Viola Murphy of the home; two sons, Richard McClam (LaTonya) of Scranton; and Alphonser Murphy, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; four daughters, Tangky Murphy of Winston Salem, North Carolina; Debaji Murphy Fulton (Mikel) of Kingstree; and Tamu Fulmore (Robert) and Maisha Murphy (Sherman Elmore), both of Cades; three sisters, Susanna Morris and Georgiana Nesmith, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Helena Campbell (Joe) of Kingstree; two brothers, George Murphy (Christer Bell) and Leonard Murphy (Mary) of Kingstree; Robert Fulmore, who was like a son; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.