FOREST CITY - Clifford "Buren" Murray, 55, of Collins Ave., died July 25, 2012, at his residence.
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Clifford was born June 11, 1957 in Cleveland County, to Clifford Murray and the late Oler Mae Smith Murray.
He was a graduate of Shelby High School, class of 1975 and worked for Mastercraft for almost twenty years and Watts Water Technology for many years. He was a member of Caroleen Missionary Methodist Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, guns and cutting grass. He was a kind and loving man with a wonderful sense of humor. He also loved his dogs, June Bug and Daisy.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Dale H. Holland and Dorothy W. Holland.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mae Holland Murray; two sons, Jeremy Buren Murray of Lockhart, TX and Christopher Rhyne Murray and wife, Carol of Lexington, NC; one daughter, Jessica Celeste Murray and signifi-cant other, Brandon Wright of Bessemer City, NC; one sister, Evelyn M. Jacob and husband, Abe of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Kaelyn Grace Murray and Cooper Lee Murray both of Lockhart.
Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday at Harrelson Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Ricky Poteat and Jerry Hames officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to the
, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Harrelson Funeral Home is caring for the Murray family.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.
Harrelson Funeral Home
1251 US Highway 221a Forest City, NC 28043
Published in Shelby Star on July 28, 2012