Marian R. Murray

Marian R. Murray, 87, of Alto Pass, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

She was born on Aug. 25, 1931, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Hubert Francis and Mildred Suvilla Hardin Richardson. 

She married Robert “Jr” Murray on April 1, 1950, in Anna. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1969.

Mrs. Murray is survived by her children, Dian Murray of Alto Pass and Terry (Laura) Murray of Jonesboro; grandchildren Lisa Fisher, Jason Johns, Joshua (Nikki) Johns, Robert (Kim) Murray, Tim Murray and Levi (Tammy) Murray; great-grandchildren Christopher Johns, Brynleigh Harris, Lucas Johns, Mallory Moore, Jackson Johns, Samantha Murray, Jake Murray, Michael Murray, Keith Schumate, Hunter Knight and Holden Knight; great-great grandchild Waylon Robert Murray; one sister, Nadian (Alvin “Bill”) Murray of Alto Pass; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jr Murray; a son, Gary Dean Murray; a granddaughter, Alisha Knight; a great-grandson, Jarad Michael Fisher; and a sister, Sharon Ann Richardson. 

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, embroidering and reading a good book. She loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass, with Pastor Jack Richardson officiating. Interment was in Alto Pass Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass was in charge of arrangements.

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