Kathleen Murphy McDonald Obituary:
Funeral Date: 11/3/2004
Kathleen Murphy McDonald, age 83, of Warren, Arkansas died Sunday, October 31, at BCMC. She was born August 22, 1921 in Jones County, Miss. a daughter of the late Samuel Charles Murphy and Dora Walters Murphy. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Warren. She married Howard Colson on May 17, 1937 in Jones County, Miss. and he died July 4, 1977. Her second husband was Joe McDonald whom she married on May 24, 1975 in Jones County, Miss and he died August 13, 1992 at Warren, Arkansas. Surviving are 3 sons Lawrence Howard Colson, Dallas, Tex, Shelby Ray Colson, Magee, Miss. and Charles Colson, Dallas, Tex; 3 daughters Kathy Melton, Laurel, Miss, Lonette Wieters, San Antonio, Tex. and Lola Maroney and spouse Victor, Warren, Ark; 23 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. 5 brothers Nulan Murphy, Carl Murphy, Troy Murphy, Clarence Murphy and Broughton Murphy; 2 sisters Ollie Murphy Keyes and Ruby Murphy Andrews; a granddaughter, Shelia Colson and 2 great grandchildren also preceded her in death. She is also survived by 2 that she choose to become “Grandma” to Renea Allen and Connie McEntire and a very special friend, Jewel Belin. Funeral services were 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 3, at Frazer’s Chapel by Rev. Wayman Mann. Janice Sullivan was the organist. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery near Warren by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Ronald Adair, Dennis Evans, Bennie Braswell, Paul Bray, James Wallace, Bill Free, T. C. Ashcraft, Keith Gates and Carrol Duncan.