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Marie Kemp Murray, Green County, KY (1921-2018)

She was a homemaker. She was a devout Christian and was a member of Greensburg Baptist Church. She was the matriarch of an outstanding Green County, KY family. the daughter of the late Samuel Emmit Kemp & Are Helen Judd Kemp. Her husband of 78 years, Thomas Murray, survives. She leaves six direct living descendants, spanning four generations.
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Marie Kemp Murray, 96, of Greensburg, KY, departed this life on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. She was 96 years, 4 months and 29 days of age.

The funeral services for Mrs. Marie Kemp Murray will be conducted 10amCT, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery, N Main Street, Greensburg, KY with Bro. Blake Jessie, Bro. Todd Young, Ray Acree, and Rick Atwell officiating. Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Saturday until time of the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Steve Jones, Cory Jones, Todd Bloyd, Walt Parrott, Gene Judd, Dennis Henry, Shaun Murray, Larry Handy

Honorary pallbearers: Homer Simpson, Winfred Bonta, Jerry Fields, Robert Beard, Wendell Hancock, Dannie Burress, William C. Hancock, David Murray, Bill Harris, Dale Buchanan, Eugene Coffey, Robert Miller, Donnie Hancock, Wally Jeffries, Bobby McFelia, Jimmy Little, Greensburg Baptist Church Ladies II -Cheryl Kelly's Sunday School Class members, C.W. Goff's Sunday School Class members, and Cliff Cook's Sunday School Class members

Marie Kemp Murray, Green County, KY (1921-2018)

Marie Kemp Murray of Greensburg, KY, daughter of the late Samuel Emmit Kemp & Are Helen Judd Kemp, was born on Friday, September 30, 1921 in Green County and departed this life on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow, Barren County, KY. She was 96 years, four months and 29 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 78 years, Thomas Murray of Greensburg, having united in marriage on December 23, 1939.

Other survivors include:
  • a daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn M. and Thomas Jones of Louisville, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Steve Jones and his wife, Marcy of Nicholasville, KY; and Karen Robinson and her husband Mark of Louisville, KY

  • Great-grandchildren: Cory Jones, and Shannon Gibson and her husband, Cory all of Nicholasville, KY

  • A great-great-grandchild: Noah Gibson

  • Nieces and nephews: Betty and Wally Jeffries, Wanda and Dennis Henry, Phyllis and Daryl Morning, Sara Murray, Marie Bloyd, David and Maggie Murray, Sam and Beverly Kemp, and Kenny Murray

  • Special friends: Ray and Marian Acree, and Jimmy Little

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Mrs. Murray was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister: Cleveland Kemp, Atha Kemp, and Pauline Strader.

Send condolences to the family of Marie Kemp Murray

Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Marie Kemp Murray, 96, Green County, KY (1921-2018

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