Horace McMurphy
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Horace McMurphy

Madison - Horace McCormick (Mac) McMurphy, Age 91, of Madison, MS, passed away on January 7, 2021.

Horace was born August 27, 1929 in Forest, MS, son of the late James Coley McMurphy and Elvy Elizabeth (McCormick) McMurphy. He graduated from Forest High School, attended East Central Junior College and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After graduation from MSU, Horace enlisted into the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean War. It was during this time, while stationed in San Antonio, Texas, he met his future wife, Ann Marie Lindeman. Upon leaving the military, Horace moved to Jackson, MS and entered the insurance industry and later established his own independent agency which he operated for many years.

In 1956 Horace moved to Madison, MS, where he served as a town alderman and later as mayor for the City of Madison. Horace was also a longtime member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS. Horace was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann Lindeman McMurphy, and adopted son, Michael Wayne McMurphy. He is survived by his son, James Martin McMurphy (Kay) of Elgin, South Carolina; grandchildren, Adriana McMurphy and Emily McMurphy, also of Elgin, SC; and brother, Hugh (Jonnie) of Olive Branch, MS.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. A graveside service will follow at 3:15 PM at Eastern Cemetery, 200 Old Highway 21, Forest, MS.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Co-Operative Ministry Program, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS.

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Published in Clarion Ledger from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
Always such a kind smile. Prayers for his children and grandchildren.
I live in Florida, I am Hardy and Thelma McCormick’s daughter.
Cheri Schwartz
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January 10, 2021
Truly a southern gentleman and excellent representative of
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