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Thomas Palmer McMurray

Mr. Thomas Palmer McMurray of 1030 Fawn Lane, Nathalie died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 3, 1944 in Illinois and was 69 years of age. His wife, Mary Frances Martin McMurray, and one son, Donnie Russell, preceded him in death.

Mr. McMurray was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Norris of Gastonia, N.C. and Laura Lynn McMurray of Nathalie; three sons, Dennis Russell of Pinkney, Mich., Dale Russell of South Boston and Jonathan McMurray of Nathalie; six grandchildren, Patricia Norris of Charleston, W.Va., Nathan Tidwell of Nathalie, Tracy Williams of Ann Arbor, Mich., David Earl Mitchum, Matthew Mitchum and T.J. Mitchum, all of Clinton, N.C.; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Rex McMurray of Mich. and Charles McMurray of Minn.

A graveside service for Mr. McMurray will be held Monday, April 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the McMurray Family Cemetery at Nathalie with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.