Bobby Ray Murphy

Crowley - Funeral services were held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. for Bobby Ray Murphy, 75, who died Sunday, November 15, 2009.

Interment was in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Murphy; sons, Robert Drew Murphy, of Crowley, and James Gregory Murphy, of Alexandria; daughters, Barbara Ann Boudreaux, of Crowley, Katherine Annette Trahan, of Morse, Monica Arlene Touchet, of Lyons Point, Janet Lynn Aguillard, of Slaughter, and Julie Allison Kilmer, of Crowley; sisters, Margaret Abshire of Deer Park, Texas, Yvonne Ewings, of Jennings, and Brenda Sparks, of Moss Bluff; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; stepsons, Shannon O’Donnell, Chet Kibodeaux and Jeremy Schendier, stepdaughter, Marron Werth, nine step-grandchildren and three step- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Robinson Murphy; stepdaughter. Deborah Freeman Robinson; brother, Jimmy Murphy; sisters, Mary Lou Monceaux and JoAnn Vondenstein; and his stepfather, Hubert Hoffpauir.

He was born Tuesday, April 10, 1934, in Crowley, the son of the late Ralph Murphy and the late Lydia Humble.

Friends were received from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday, November 16, and from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. in Rayne.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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