Christine McMurry

Christine McMurry

November 10, 1934 - January 8, 2021
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Christine Willis McMurry, 86, of W. Stagecoach Trail, Shelby, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at White Oak Manor in Shelby.

Born in Cleveland County on November 10, 1934 , she was the daughter of the late Carmie Marshall Willis and Lillie Mae Newton Willis. She was retired from Sears & Roebuck and was a member of Palm Tree United Methodist Church. Mrs. McMurry was a member of the Eastern Star and was a cub scout den mother.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty eight years, James A. McMurry, Sr. ; step-mother, Myra Blanton Willis and two brothers, Johnny Ray Willis and Clyde Willis.

Survivors include one son, James Anders McMurry, Jr. "Jimmy" and wife Julie of Polkville; one daughter, Teresa Gettys and husband Roger of Polkville; four grandchildren, Christopher D. Gettys of Shelby, Sean W. Gettys and wife Skye of Polkville, Jason McMurry of Shelby and Andy McMurry and wife Joni of Polkville; six great grandchildren, Morgan Miller, Reese Gettys, Connor McMurry Davis, Tenley Gettys, Colton McMurry and Thea Gettys; three sisters, Sue Pittman of Hickory, Mildred McMurry of Polkville and Mary Ellen McCarey of Youngsville.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Palm Tree United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Nichols officiating.

Memorials may be made to Palm Tree United Methodist Church, PO Box 157, Lawndale, NC 28090.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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    Palm Tree United Methodist Church Cemetery
    1600 W. Stagecoach Trail
    Lawndale, NC 28090
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    Rev. Keith Nichols


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Nancy Ledford

Posted at 09:17am
Prayers for all the family.

Cindy Hoyle

Posted at 04:54pm
My sincere condolences to the family. Chris and James were always special people and I always enjoyed seeing them when I attended Palm Tree! She was such a sweet lady.

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