Colon Cancer Screenings

William Alvin ‘Billy’ Murphy

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

HARTFORD, Ky. — William Alvin “Billy” Murphy, 40, of Hartford, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Owensboro, Kentucky. Billy was born Oct. 22, 1980, in Portage, Indiana, to Linda Chapman and Dennis Murphy.

Billy was a graduate of Ohio County High School. He loved hunting, fishing, and wrestling with his nieces and nephews. He was employed by Ragu in Owensboro.

He was preceded in death by Richard Pirelli, Edward and Alice Wilson, and Alvin and Julie Murphy.

Survivors include his mother, Linda (Dale) Chapman, of Hartford; his father, Dennis (Mary) Murphy, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky; his brother, D.J. (April) Murphy; two sisters, Leann (Jonathan) Beasley and Julie (Mike) Bayles; nieces and nephews, Hannah Murphy, Georgia Beasley, Rachel Murphy, Jackson Beasley, and Eliza Murphy; aunts and uncles, Joseph (Therese) Pirelli, David (Kim) Murphy, Pat (Karen) Murphy; and several cousins.

Services are 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Greg Hillard officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Utica, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at

Due to health regulations, we can only seat 60 percent of our capacity and face masks are required.

Support Our Journalism

Please consider subscribing today and support our work in the community. If you are already a subscriber, thank you very much. Subscribers get access to our daily email newsletter of every headline and obituary from the last 24 hours as well as access to OC Healthy, our new community wide initiative to help Ohio County get healthier.