James McMurry

James A. McMurry, Sr.

August 21, 1936 - December 12, 2020
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James Anders McMurry, Sr., 84 , of Shelby, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Shelby.

Born in Cleveland County, on August 21, 1936, he was the son of the late James Wayne McMurry and Laura Essie Shuford McMurry. He was a retired truck driver for Johnson Motor Lines and was the owner of McMurry and Son Wood Frame Mfg. where he retired in 2000. He was a member of Palm Tree United Methodist Church and Camp Call Masonic Lodge 534.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Ella Elliott, Thelma Beatrice Jenkins and Margaret McMurry.

Survivors include his wife of sixty eight years, Christine Willis McMurry; 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.

The graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 2:00PM 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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    December 17, 2020 |
    December 17, 2020
    Palm Tree United Methodist Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Keith Nichols


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Janice Ledford

Posted at 04:47pm
Chris & Family my thoughts and prayers go out for you. You & James were always great friends, he will be missed.
Janice c.Ledford

Teresa McMurry Gettys Posted at 12:56pm

Thank you Janice. Momma has Covid too but has responded to treatment for pneumonia and is stable. She still does not realize that my daddy is gone. Teresa

Pete Pedersen

Posted at 01:31pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to Christine, Theresa, Jimmy and their families. What a great friend I considered James (Mac) as I always called him. So many memories of a great neighbor, friend and worker. N it a time after I meet Mac back in 1994 that we didn’t have words. He could catch me up on the history of Polkville, the people and you name it. He loved his family and the workers who were employed over the years. He’d give you the shirt off his back and then some. My feelings for Christine are felt deeply also. His love for Christine was shown and anything she wanted he would strive to make her happy and comfortable
with. He also loved his children, and especially was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. No one was ever left out with Mac. Our loss is a gain for God in heaven and until we meet again; my prayers to the entire family. God Speed Pete & Ethel Pedersen

Teresa McMurry Gettys Posted at 12:58pm

Thank you Pete and Ethel

Nancy Ledford

Posted at 01:51pm
Teresa, so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Praying for you and your family.

Stephen/Cindy McMurry Posted at 10:24am

James was a great man. Him and Christine were a great couple. Paul McMurry my father in law would rent there beach house at sunset beach. We loved that house. Sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏

Teresa McMurry Gettys Posted at 12:58pm

Thank you Nancy

Teresa McMurry Gettys Posted at 12:59pm

Thank you Nancy

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