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Jean (Moxley) Murray

January 16, 1949 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Jean Murray Obituary

Anna Jean Moxley Murray, age 74, of Sparta; passed away Friday, November 24th, 2023 at Alleghany Health in Sparta.

Jean was born January 16th, 1949 in Grayson County, Virginia to the late Paul and Verda Suits Moxley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Smith; three sisters: Nona Pilkins, Leona Dowell and Myrtle Halsey; a brother, Billy Moxley; a cousin, Ronnie Moxley.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Earl Murray of the home; a daughter, Cherie Smith of Snow Hill, Virginia; three sons: Adam Murray of Wilmington, NC, Les Murray and wife Lisa of Wilmington, NC; James Murray and companion Wendy Hudson of Sparta; seven grandchildren: Jake Murray, Austin Murray, Kyle Dowell, Chance Smith, Nick Smith, Atlanta Murray and Khloe Murray; four great-grandchildren; two special nieces and nephew: Sissy Williams of Sparta, Dawn and Ronnie Halsey of Sparta; a brother-in-law, Carlile Halsey of Sparta.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jean will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 29th, 2023 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Brother Ed Hall officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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November 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thomas Family Funeral Service
115 Hawthorne Street
Sparta, NC 28675

Memorial Service
November 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Thomas Family Funeral Service
115 Hawthorne Street
Sparta, NC 28675


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