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Frank Merritt ‘Smiley’ Murray Jr.

Mr. Frank Merritt “Smiley” Murray Jr. of 1246 Shady Grove Church Road, Virgilina died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the age of 63. 

He was born in Halifax County on May 19, 1950 to the late Frank M. Murray Sr. and the late Hilda Oakes Murray and was married to the late Tania Steffanie Storer Murray. 

Mr. Murray was a retired phone company line tech and was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Travis Murray, and wife Beth of South Boston; a sister, Rebecca M. Howitt, and husband Robert of South Boston; a brother, Arthur Murray, and wife Karen of Indian Trail, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Madison and Macy Murray.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Townsend and the Rev. Don Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. and at other times at the home of Shirley Stevens, 4000 Philpott Road, South Boston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Shady Grove UMC Cemetery Fund, 4129 E. Hyco Road, South Boston, VA 24592.


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