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William Allen Murray

William Allen Murray of 1043 Hudson Drive, Alton, age 77, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston.  Mr. Murray was born on March 8, 1935, a son of Ernest Ewell and Ruth Puckett Murray.

He was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church.

Mr. Murray was in the last class to graduate from Turbeville Agriculture High School in 1953. He then graduated from Chowan Junior College in Murfreesboro, N.C.

In January 1956, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving with the 2nd Combat service group of the 2nd Marine Division.

In February 1997 he retired from ABB in South Boston after over 27 years of service.

Mr. Murray is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann Crowder Murray, of Alton; his son, Michael Allen Murray, and his wife, Carrie, of Alton; one grandson, William Michael Murray, of Danville; one granddaughter, Kristal Ann Bogan, of Alton; and two great-grandchildren, Madisyn Lee Bogan and Kinsley Grace Bogan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Olive Branch United Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Woodfin officiating.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers the family request the memorials be made to Olive Branch United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

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