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Obituary: Garner Murrell, 77, Metcalfe Co., KY

He was a respected businessman and member of a prominent Metcalfe County family. He was retired after owning and operating - with his wife Rose Marie Dunham Murrell - Murrell's Men's Wear in Edmonton, KY. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the Edmonton Worship Center

Garner Roosevelt Murrell, 77 of Edmonton, KY, died Friday, February 19, 2010 at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with Bro. Larry Noe the officiating clergy. Burial will be in the Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, KY. Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, Monday, February 22, 2010, and after 9amCT, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will include Gary Blaydes, Michael Parke, Larry Finn, Jeff Finn, Zandale newton, Mark Harlan, Wyatt Branch, Camden Branch, and Jacob Murrell.

He was the son of the late James and Voyce Pyles Murrell. He was born in Metcalfe County on Tuesday, January 24, 1933, and died in Edmonton, Metcalfe Co., KY on Friday, February 19, 2010, at the age of 77 years, 3 weeks, and 5 days.

Mr. Murrell was a Korean Army Veteran. Along with his wife, Rose Marie Dunham Murrell, owned and operated Murrell's Men's Wear on the Square in Edmonton, KY, for many years.

He was a member of the Edmonton Worship Center in Edmonton.

Besides his wife he is survived by the following:
  • One son: Alan (Kim) Murrell of Glasgow, KY

  • One daughter: Maria (Ken) Branch of Arlington, VA

  • Six grandchildren: Makalea Branch, Wyatt Branch, Makenzie Branch, Jacob Murrell, Camden Branch and Savannah Murrell

  • Two sisters: Gerline Finn and Eleanor Parke both of Campbellsville, KY
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine Clark, Margaret Harlan and Gladys Blaydes.

Butler Funeral Home, Edmonton, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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