HAMPSTEAD — James W. Murphy, 61, a proud U.S. Army veteran, of Hampstead, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his residence.
He was born in Bay Shore, N.Y., the son of Helen Murphy and the late James J. Murphy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanmarie Brown.
Surviving are two daughters, Christina Kennedy (Jeffrey) and Cheryl Anne Krebaum (Howard); grandchildren, Elizabeth Kennedy, Mara Krebaum, Joseph Krebaum and Jaina Krebaum; siblings, Mary Murphy-Uhl and John Murphy; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved, dearest companion and friend, Debbie Peele.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m.