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James Alfred Murray, Sr.

08/07/1946 - 09/14/2018

Obituary for James Alfred Murray, Sr.

MR. JAMES ALFRED MURRAY, SR. – Age 72, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born on August 7, 1946 in Rome Georgia to the late Mr. Ben Murray, Sr. and Mrs. Exa Mae Gladden Murray. His son, James Alfred “Jamie” Murray, Jr., brothers, Thomas Lee Gurley, Roosevelt Murray, Ben Murray, Jr., George Murray, Percy Gladden, sisters, Cassie Paige, Carolyn Mitchell, and Kathleen Gurley, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Myra Faye Whitener Murray of Dalton, Georgia; two daughters, Angela Murray, Melissa (Minister Jethro) Flynn, of Detroit, Michigan; two sons, Reginald Griffin, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia and Kerry O’Neal, of Dalton; three brothers, Joe Murray, Clarence (Sherry) Murray of Rome, Georgia, and Theodore Gurley of Knoxville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Reginald Griffin, Jr., Diserea Murray, Keri Lyn O’Neal, Jaymee O’Neal, Jordyn O’Neal, Jelissa Flynn, and Reuel Flynn; a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews; one aunt, Genevelyn Johnson; cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2014 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton, Georgia, with Pastor Edward Hoggs and other ministers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 until 7:00 P.M. Interment, Center Valley Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mr. James Alfred Murray, Sr. at Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

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