US Coast Guard

Clayburn B. Murphy

December 14, 1930 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 90)

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Clayburn B. Murphy, 90, of Stacy, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Pruitt Health in Sea Level.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Ernest Laxton. Interment will follow at Stacy Community Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.       (See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Clayburn was born on December 14, 1930, in Carteret County, North Carolina to the late Wordie and Lydia Murphy. He honorably served in the United States Coast Guard and retired from civil service at Cherry Point where he worked faithfully as a Supervisor. Clayburn was a long-time member of Stacy Free will Baptist Church as well as the Crissie Wright Masonic Lodge #741.

Clayburn loved living on the Crystal Coast where he enjoyed boating and claming. More than anything, he treasured being a father. He was known to always put his family first along with his furry friend Ginger.

He is survived by his daughter, Ava Dawn Murphy of the home and furry companion, Ginger; sister-in-law, Janet Hill Salter and husband Bryan; niece, Linda Mann and husband Tom, Lea Daniels and husband Stephen; nephews, Lloyd Thomas Salter and wife Amanda and Patrick Hill and wife Rebecca of Atlantic; as well as a host of cousins, great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rebecca “Becky” Ann Hill Murphy; sister, Cornelia Taylor; niece, Patsy Taylor; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Hill Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home. The same safety guidelines will apply.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

To send flowers to Clayburn's family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


February 18, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
February 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
February 19, 2021

Stacy Community Cemetery
Stacy Loop Road
Stacy, NC 28579

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