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Virginia English “Gran” Murphree

Virginia English “Gran” Murphree, age 99, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Shearer-Richardson in Okolona, MS. She was born August 24, 1920, to William Frank English and Betty Mae Allison English in Wren, MS. She lived most of her life in Wren where she was a graduate of Wren High School and a member of Wren Presbyterian Church. She worked in the Garment Industry, and a Librarian, and worked at Bill and Jim’s Friendship House. She enjoyed fishing, playing rook, reading, hanging out with friends, and going to church.

Survivors include two sons, Rusty Murphree (Lynn) of Wren, MS, and Ray Murphree of Wren, MS; one granddaughter, Molly Sims (Dusty) of Smithville, MS; two great-grandchildren, Anna sims, and Lane Sims; special nephew, Murphree Evans; special cousin, Bubba Young; special friends, Nancy Schmidt, Reba Haney, Sandy Popiano, and Nancy Payne; and three special pets, Lucy, Rascal, and Earl. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Felix (Snooks) Murphree.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Wren Presbyterian Church with Staub Halbert, Dennis Smithy, and Maurice McIntosh officiating.
Burial will be in Wren Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Glenn Schmidt, Bailey Haney, William Word, Phil Burks, Derrick Stephens, Dale Langford, Bubba Young, and Mike Vandiver.
Honorary pallbearers are Friends of the Library, Tranquilizers; Murphree Evans, Elders of the Wren Presbyterian Church, Dr. Arthur Brown, Eddie Wamble, and Randy Nicholson.

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