William Bernard Murphree, 79, 9926 Bold Springs Road, McEwen, Tenn., a laborer, died yesterday [November 16, 1996], Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville. Cause not disclosed. Services, 10 a.m. tomorrow, Humphreys County Funeral Home, Waverly, Tenn. Survivors: sister, Louise Brown, McEwen.
Historian’s note: William B. Murphree went AWOL from the U.S. Army and was declared a deserter. He went by the alias Howard R. Craven when he enlisted in the Marine Corps.