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Vanus Clurie Murray

Obituary Vanus Clurie Murray, 74, of Tompkinsville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville. He was born October 2, 1940 in Monroe County, KY to the late Clurie Murray and Vella Proffitt Murray. He was a retired cook and a member of Gamaliel Baptist Church. He is survived by one son: Mark Murray of Gamaliel, two brothers: Selby Murray of Red Boiling Spgs., TN, Willis Murray of Tompkinsville, four sisters: Norma Jean Davis of Tompkinsville, Ruth Hyden and Ella Mae Zamarippa both of Columbus, IN, Reva Randall of Orlando, FL, four grandchildren: Crystal Carson, Ryan Page, Kayla Page and Kyle Page and one great grandson: Zane Carson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Delmas Murray and Ellis Murray, three sisters: Elease McQueen, Loraine Goad and Dorothy Lawson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 17 at 1:00 PM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in the Gamaliel Cemetery in Gamaliel. Visitation will be after 10:00 AM on Friday until time of service at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Memorials are suggested to the family funeral expense. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Vanus Clurie Murray please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Gamaliel Cemetery Gamaliel Cemetery Gamaliel, KY, 42140 Visitation APR 17. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service APR 17. 1:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vanus Clurie Murray, please visit our floral store.

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I'm sorry I will not be able to be there with you all. Vanus was always a person that we enjoyed being around especially in earlier years when he was living in Nashville and spent a lot of time with us. I will always remember his laughs and jovial personality. Love you all .Linda Brown

Linda Goad Brown Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

My uncle Vanus will always be remembered. I will never forget about him. My uncle Vanus and I always had a close relationship. He was always there for me when I needed him and I know I could always count on him when I needed advice or something. I can always remembered before he got sick, He would always babysit me when I was little and picked me up from school sometimes. Another memory I have with Vanus is when he always come over on Thanksgiving and Christmas to spend time with our family. I am going to miss my Uncle Vanus and it will never be the same without him. He will be missed by his family.Andrea Ray

Andrea Ray Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

In memory of Ben and Dorothy Lawson the Lawson boys send their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Vanus. We have many fond memories of him growing up.

Randy Lawson Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanus Murray

Darnelle Gearlds Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM