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Murray, Ernest LeRoy
Ernest LeRoy Murray, age 85 of Abingdon, died at 12:38 pm Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Care Center of Abingdon.

He was born on September 19, 1926 in Wataga, the son of Walter and Orpha (Stegall) Murray. He married Helen Marie Andrews on August 28, 1948. She preceded him in death in 1976. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, one great- grandchild and two stepsons.

Ernie is survived by his daughters, Sherry (and Bob) McVeigh, of Carthage and Melody (and Paul) Simon of Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Keith Murray of Mississippi.

He was a Navy veteran of WW II and a lifetime member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. Ernie had resided in Abingdon since 1948. He worked at the Burlington Northern Railroad for 43 years retiring on September 28, 1987. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Abingdon.

Military rites and graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Abingdon Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy or the Care Center of Abingdon. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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