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Mother Ruth Grace Williams Murray

April 2, 1929 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 92)

It is with heartfelt condolences that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral and members of the Murray Family announce the peaceful transition of Mother Ruth Grace Murray. Mother Murray exchange mortal for immortality early Friday morning, October 22, 2021 at her residence. 

Celebration of Life is 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 28, 2021 on the campus of Round O Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Please adhere to social distancing and mask wearing for this service. 


       Our Heavenly Father, in His majestic wisdom, who’s perfect in all actions, called our beloved MRS. RUTH GRACE WILLIAMS MURRAY into eternal rest on Friday, October 22, 2021.  She was born on April 2, 1929, a daughter of the late George and Lula Spencer Williams.

       Ruth Grace attended the Round O School in Darlington in her early years and also worked on the farm with her mother, brothers and sisters.  She was united in marriage on February 6, 1947 to Mr. Joseph “Mark” Murray and to this union six children were born.  Later after her marriage, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour, was baptized and became a life-long member of the Round O Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board, the Kitchen Committee and a member of the Senior Choir for many years until her health began to decline.

     Later in life, Grace was employed with the Darlington Convalescent Center in the housekeeping department; with Oak Haven Nursing Home as Housekeeping Supervisor and she also assisted the nursing staff.

     She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joseph, Sr., two daughters: Lorraine Murray and Josephine M. Gregg and a granddaughter, Joann Gregg.

     Those who shared the joys of life with her and survived to cherish her memories are: her devoted children: Evelyn V. Murray (Florence); Rufus (Gracie) Murray (Bennettsville); Joseph Murray, Jr. and Annie L. Murray (both of Darlington). A sister, Hattie W. Thorpe of Greenville, SC.  Nine grandchildren, Robert (Sophia) Gregg, Jr. (whom she reared as her own), Theresa Ervin, R. McKeithen Murray, Ina Penniston, Julius (Dawn) Dixon, Victor Robinson, James “Jerry” Gregg, Ruth Penniston and Lauralee (Quentin) Davis.  Sixteen great grandchildren; 2 great-great grands; a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the residence, 108 Elbow Road, Darlington. Please wear mask while visiting the residence. 

Please keep the Murray Family in your thoughts and prayers. 

“Without Him”

Without Him, I could do nothing, Without Him, I surely fail.

Without Him, I would be drifting Like a ship without a sail.

Without Him, I would be dying, Without Him, I would be enslaved

Without Him, Life would be hopeless, But with Jesus, thank God I’m saved.


Jesus, Oh Jesus, Do you know Him today?

You can’t turn Him away. Jesus O Jesus,

Without Him how lost I would be.

And I’m alright now!!


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
October 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Round O Missionary Baptist Church
1900 Society Hill Road
Darlington, SC 29540

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