George Edward Murray

Thursday, November 15, 2007


George Edward Murray, 92, of Blytheville, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born June 14, 1915, in Shirley, he was the son of the late S.J. and Elizabeth Howard Murray and had been a Blytheville resident since 1934. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a longtime member of the American Legion Post 0024. He was a retired tool and die maker for the Randall Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Agnes Cresap Murray.

Mr. Murray leaves his three sisters, Nola Brinkley of Memphis, Oma Evans of Osceola, and Lorene Craine of Jacksonville; several nephews and nieces and close friends, especially J.D. and Pat Lampley and Lonzo Hayes, all from Blytheville.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. James Decantur officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lonza Hayes, Lloyd Brinkley, Ronnie Perry, Ronny Craine, Eddie Stinson, Wesley Lampley Scrivner, and Bobby McCone.