Elizabeth “Betsy” Gupton Murphy, age 75 of Glendon died Friday, February 1, 2019 at her home.


Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Michael Fox. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Sunday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home and  other times at the home.


A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Thurman and Nell (Mashburn) Gupton.


Betsy was deeply loved by her family and friends. She worked various job including Western Auto in Carthage, the Talc Mine in Glendon, Quality Mills and her last job as a cashier at Carthage Farm Supply. Those who knew Betsy knew she was an avid Carolina Tarheel fan.


She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wayne Murphy; her children Stephen Murphy and wife Sherrie of Carthage, Susan Murphy of Glendon, Brad Murphy of Westmore, Jason Murphy and wife Kimberly of Glendon; sisters Jean Daniels of Smithfield, VA, Nelda Gupton of Glendon; brother William Gupton of Glendon; grandchildren Andy and Kaylee.


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Murphy family.


Condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com


Memories Timeline


  1. Heart was a great person she was like a mom to me i will miss her!! My thoughts and prayers to the wonderful family!! Love you all!! Tara Troublefield

  2. The family is in our thoughts & prayers. I’m sorry for y’alls loss. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Sherrie if I can do anything, just let me know.- 

  3. I’m sorry for your loss, pain and suffering. Whenever we lose a loved one in death we feel a sting and a void in our hearts, as if someone ripped part of our heart out. The pain seems like it will never go away. It will with time, or it will at least ease

  4. I worked with Betsy many years. In Betsy I saw someone who loved her Lord and Savior and her family above all else. In her work, she was one of the most kind, compassionate and dedicated employees I have ever known. Everyone who knew Betsy will have a hol

  5. You have my deepest sympathy. However, there is a future hope found in Isaiah 25:8 where it states ‘ He will swallow up death forever’. Hopefully, this scripture will bring you comfort. Once again, you have my deepest sorrows.

  6. Wayne and family-Sending my love and condolences to all of you.-  Did not know about Betsy’s death in time for the wake.-  I am so sorry! I worked with Betsy at Quality Mills and we became good friends.-  May God comfort you during this difficult time!!

  7. I’m sorry for your heartache at the homegoing of your loved one. May you be comforted in knowing she is at peace with Jesus.

  8. Wayne and family,- 
    I was so very sorry to see of your loss.-  We know we’ll only be separated for a time until an eternity together in Heaven, but that doesn’t change the loss we feel today.-  If I didn’t have a nasty bug I would have seen you last

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