Fleming Murray (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Fleming Murray, Jr. will be held Friday, June 19, 2009 at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dennis J. Quinn and Rev. Roy D. Andrews officiating. Fleming Murray, Jr. was born in Lincolnton, Ga. on December 9, 1937 to the union of Mrs. Azalee T. and Mr. Fleming Murray, Sr. At an early age, he was baptized at First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. L. L. Lee. He attended Lincoln County Public Schools where he was a member of the basketball team and graduated in the Class of 1957. He attended Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C. After a tour of duty in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict, he moved to Reading, Penn., where he resided for most of his adult life. He was employed by Wernersville State Hospital in Wernersville, Pa. and retired after 35 years of service. Upon retirement, he moved back to Lincolnton where he lived until his death. Flip or June as he was affectionately known by many was an active member of the Thomas Lane American Legion Post #597. He was known throughout the community for his tasty pork skins which came in a variety of flavors. In life, he lived by the teachings of Philippians 4:12-13: I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. He leaves to cherish his memory: one adopted son, Corey Murray of Reading, Pa.; two sisters, Evelyn M. Norman of Lincolnton, Ga., Frances M. Gilbert of Augusta; one brother, Alexander (Roma) Murray of Suffolk, Va.; one aunt, Minnie T. Evans of Washington, Ga.; four nephews, Ernest (Rhonda) Norman, Jr. of Evans, Warren (Lisa) Murray of Powder Springs, Ga., Carswell S. Gilbert and Reginald A. Gilbert of Augusta; three nieces, Angela (Michael) Daye of Fredericksburg, Va., Eileen (George) Mays of Eatonton, Ga., and Zelina (Dewey) Stewart of Fredericks, Md.; and a host of additional relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence, 109 First Baptist St. or visitation at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Norris W. Gunby, Sr. Funeral Home, 456 Metasville Rd., Lincolnton, Ga. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-June 17, 2009