Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Betty Jean Kephart


12/17/1939 - 01/09/2018


Betty Jean Kephart, age 78 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Murphy Rehab & Nursing.

She was born in Cabarrus County, NC to the late "Z.S" and Lena Mayfield Earwood. Betty was a member of the Hanging Dog Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Kephart; one sister, Katie Hale and brothers, Andy, Johnny, Sammy, Charles and Gordon Earwood.

She is survived by two sons, Eddie Joe Kephart and wife Karen and Bobby Glen Kephart and wife Tracy all of Murphy; one daughter, Beth Kephart Hall and husband Kenny of Murphy; one brother, Billy Earwood and wife Jeanie; two sisters, Judy Bowlin and Dorothy Johnson and husband Billy Hugh; grandchildren, Jennifer Dickey, Tracy Helton, Jon Hall, Jessica Kephart, Erica Jenkins, Kendra Kephart and Tyler Kephart; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Aud Brown and Dr. Eddis Dockery will officiate. Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 am, Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jon Hall, Ryland Dickey, Jeremy Helton, Tyler Kephart, Donald Ray Johnson and Ashton Raxter. Honorary pallbearers will be Braxton Jenkins and Karson Williams.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideon's International, PO Box 624, Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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