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Official Obituary of

James Murray

August 14, 1946 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

James Murray Obituary

Mr. James Murray, son of the late John an Debora Morgan Murray, was born August 14, 1946 in the Mississippi delta. As a child, James was unable to receive much formal education but as a young man, he relocated to West Virginia where he enrolled in welding school and later became a welder by profession. 

James loved fishing, gardening and he loved driving large machinery. He was a quiet gentle man. On Thursday, February 29, 2024, while in North Mississippi Medical Center, James made a peaceful transition. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

James is survived by his children: Robert Wortham of Taylor MS and Francis Wortham of Oxford MS; two sisters: Rosie Coleman of Oxford MS and Rena Quarles of Texas; four grandchildren: Joyce Lawrence, Joshua (Brittany) Dean, Chiquita Dean and Xavier Wortham; eight great grandchildren: Quintin Wortham, Lea Lawrence, Tatiania Lawrence, Layla Alston, Amari Randle, Arian Randle, August Randle and Ajaha Randle; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

James is preceded in death by his parents: John and Debora Murray; his wife: Ozella Murray; his siblings: William, Charles, Roy, Margaret, Cordie Mae, Irene, Annie Mae and Juanita. 

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March 8, 2024

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

2:00 PM
Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building
20 Highway 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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March 9, 2024

Oxford Memorial Cemetery
North 16th Street
Oxford, Mississippi 38655


Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building
20 Highway 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655


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