2007-08-30 / Obituaries

Lillian Murray

LILLIAN MURRAY LILLIAN MURRAY Ms. Lillian "Lit" Murray, 82, of Old Petersburg Road, entered into rest Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Jackson Parks officiating. Interment followed in Prices Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Lit was born in Lincoln County to the late Rosa Dallas and the late Henry Solomon. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age and united with Prices Grove Baptist Church. She was a retired dry cleaner presser.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rosa Mary Hawes and a granddaughter, Kim Parks.

Survivors include three daughters, Willie Mae Parks, Alma (Stanley) Key and Annie Anthony, all of Lincolnton; three sons, Willie Irvin (Lula) Murray and Charlie (Syvaleen) Murray, both of Lincolnton and Douglas (Mary) Murray of McCormick, S.C.; a grandson raised in the home as a son, Jermaine (Wakesia) Murray of Washington, Ga.; a step-son, Norris Bussey of Lincolnton; one sister, Annie Mae Mims of Greenwood, S.C.; two brothers, Otis (Mary) Davis of Tignall, Ga. and George Lee Davis of Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters-inlaw, Louise Calhoun of Lincolnton, Margie Barksdale of Plainfield, N.J. and Christine Davis of Athens, Ga.; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a devoted and caring nephew, Eugene Calhoun; two devoted caretakers, Tammy Bennett and Bernadette Kinlow; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Tutt Dunaway, Grady Freeman, Mitchell Hawes, Benjamin Parks, Jr., Frank Sherman and Edward S. Turner. Flower ladies were Trudy Brown, Brenda Crite, Sarah Davis, Belinda Gilchrist, Carol D. Norman and Hester B. Wynn.

Wright & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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