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MURRAY, James Robert James Robert Murray passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. James was 69 years old. He was born in Morganton, (Burke County), N.C. He was preceded in death by his father, Ned P. Murray and mother, Dorothy Mooney Murray. He is survived by one daughter Tish Murray (Ryan) of Stone Mountain, GA, and one sister Susan McClure (Mike) of Marion, N.C. He has one niece, Kristen Thien (Scott) and nephew Dustin McClure (Savannah) of Marion, N.C. He has one great nephew and two great nieces, plus several cousins. Mr. Murray graduated from Morganton High School and served in the Air National Guard Reserves. He was a gifted engineer and craftsman. He made lots of hand crafted pieces for his family and friends. He loved a good puzzle challenge and a good debate. He liked animals and had many over the years. He lived in Atlanta area most of his working life and owned his own businesses for many years. He semi-retired to the Albuquerque area and finally retired to the Lake Chapala area of Mexico for the last 10 years of his life. Although he had health issues, he remained active to the end. He was known to be a friend to all and always ready to give a hand to his friends and family. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends, but he lived life on his own terms and we take comfort in his happiness with life. A memorial service will be planned for a later date by the family.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 13, 2017
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