Cecil McCullar Murray (1-3-11) services 1-6-11



Cecil McCullar Murray

Cecil McCullar Murray was born Oct. 14, 1921, in McNairy County, the daughter of the late Ermic and Blanche Hewitt McCullar.

She was united in marriage to Grover Murray on Sept. 23, 1939. Mr. Murray preceded her in death on March 24, 1975, after 35 years of marriage.

Mrs. Murray was a homemaker. She was a self-taught artist who loved to paint and draw, make quilts, and do needlework. She was also an avid doll collector. Mrs. Murray was a member of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Murray departed this life on Monday, Jan. 3, in Savannah, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, 20 days.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Mullins and husband Nicky of Selmer; four grandchildren: Leigh Ann Harrington and husband Mike of Birmingham, Ala., Libby Estes and husband Jim of Huntsville, Ala., Angie Baker and husband Tony of Selmer, and Jamie Durbin and husband Jay of Selmer; eight great-grandchildren: Jake Baker, Gage Baker, Meredith Harrington, Ally Harrington, Lily Beth Durbin, Tess Durbin, Tate Estes, and Cooper Estes; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Murray of Huntsville, Ala.; close friend, Max Neill of Savannah; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Murray was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lynn Murray; two sisters, Dorothy Louise McCullar and Rena Mae McCullar; and three brothers, Ray Hewitt McCullar, Billy Joe McCullar and Jamie Virgil McCullar.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., at Bethesda Cemetery in Selmer with Chuck Castles officiating.