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OBIT: Mr. Joe Murphy, Age 38, Of Carthage

Mr. Joe Murphy

Mr. Joseph Murphy, a landscaper of Carthage, died Sunday afternoon March 18, 2018 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he was admitted Saturday afternoon following complications from brain surgery. He had brain surgery at Vanderbilt on March 12th and was discharged on the 14th and on the 17th was readmitted to Vanderbilt suffering from severe headaches and died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Mr. Murphy was 38.

Mr. Murphy was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon March 22nd at 2 p.m. with Bro. Gary Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Born Joseph Robert Murphy III in Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey on September 14, 1979, he was the son of Diana Lynn Temple Johnson and Guy Michael Diviaio both of Gordonsville.

On August 16, 2003 he was united in marriage in Carthage by Deputy County Clerk Cliffa Norris to the former Jennifer Lee Theobald, a native of Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Mr. Murphy was a 1998 graduate of Smith County High School.

He was a non-denominational Christian.

Surviving in addition to his father and mother and wife of almost fifteen years are the four children, Benjamin Stacy and fiancée Lee Alley, Jacob Stacy, Joseph Murphy IV, Emma Lee Murphy all of Carthage; grandson, Jamey Lee Stacy of Carthage; step-father, Michael Johnson of Gordonsville; siblings, Brian Murphy of Florida, Megan Preston and husband Jason of Gordonsville, Katelyn Diviaio and husband C. J. also of Gordonsville.