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Essence M. Murphy, 32, of New Castle passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at her residence.
Born on Nov. 25, 1984, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of Alonzo Jr. and Curlene Murphy Whittier.
Essence worked in the telemarketing field.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Legend Marquis Murphy of New Castle; brothers, Larry Haywood Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., Alonzo Whittier III, Cullen Whittier and wife Jocelyn, and Elisjah Whittier, all of New Castle; and sisters, Alexandria Miller and husband Darius and Colleen Whittier, all of New Castle. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Visitation will be held Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. Services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Robert Mills.
Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on November 7, 2017
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