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Murzie Givens

Murzie K. Givens, 89 of Morgantown, Ky. passed away Thursday February 16, 2012 in Morgantown, Ky. She was born August 18, 1922, in Muhlenberg County, to Milam and Inis Jenkins Porter and was married to Shirley Harley Givens for 62 years until his death in 2001.

She was a retired cook, having worked at Lake Malone Inn in Dumnor, Ky and Hillside Restaurant in Morgantown, Ky and substitute cook at Third District Elementary School in Huntsville, Ky. She was a member of Huntsville Missionary Baptist Church. Murzie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Harley Eugene Givens and granddaughter Rebecca Susan Givens, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Murzie Porter Givens is survived by her son Randy Shirley Givens (Judy) of Salem, Indiana and daughter Diana Hammers (Mike) of Morgantown, Ky; 6 grandchildren Nancy Kathrine Schopper, Rhonda Michelle Shields and Randall Jeremy (Kia) Givens all of Salem, Indiana; Derek Hammers (Kristin), Margaret Moore (Woody)of Morgantown, Ky. and Marybeth Hunt (Derrick) of Bowling Green, Ky.; 9 great grandchildren Robert Shields, Rachel Shields, Christian Schopper, Coley Heck of Salem, Indiana, Lillie Moore,Will Moore and David Hammers, Isabella and Olivia Hunt all of Morgantown, Ky; 4 great great grandchildren Kayleigh, Aiden, Abie Shields and Kyla Heck all of Salem, IN; 1 brother J.P. Porter of Penrod, Ky; 2 sisters Ara Nell King of Belton, Ky and Julia Jones of Kingsland, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Jones Funeral Chapel Saturday February 18, 2012 at 1:00pm with Bro. Steve Rutherford and Bro. David Daugherty officiating. Burial will be in the Mt Zion Cemetery in Quality, Ky. Visitation Friday Feb. 17, 2012 3:00pm - 8:00pm and Sat. 8:00am until funeral time at the Jones Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at



God Bless this family! Ms. Murzie was always dear to my heart. My prayers are with you.
Diane, you have my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I really enjoyed being their neighbor.
Diane we are so sorry to hear about your mother. Will keep the family in our prayers. Jennifer and Carson Odle
So sorry to hear of Ms Murzie's passing. My mother Maudrie Fleming Phelps and her were good childhood friends. May God be with you at this time. Joyce and Jerry Muchow
She will be missed. A big loss. Love to the family Anthaleen Cook Brunson
So sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Murzie was an awesome neighbor! I have so many memories of playing in her back yard :) Sending many prayers and much love to the family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Murzie. She and Shirley were always a big part of our lives and we loved them dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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