Barbara Jean Murrah

Published 12:29 am Sunday, March 20, 2011

Barbara Jean Murrah died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.

Mrs. Murrah was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church and a graduate of Culkin Academy, where she played in the band.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest E. Rowland and Mildred Gertrude Kaiser Rowland; husband, Charles J. Murrah Sr.; son, Charlie James “Jay” Murrah Jr.; and grandson, Kyle Murrah.

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She is survived by three sons, Lance L. Murrah and Ernest Emil Murrah, both of Vicksburg, and Rodney Britt Murrah of Simi Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Jacks of Ridgeway Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service Monday.

Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.