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John C. Murray, III

September 1, 1958 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 60)


Mr. John “Johnny” Cato Murray, III, of Ellaville passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019.  Funeral services will be held at Ellaville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Haynes Martin and Bro. Troy Fripp will officiate. Burial will follow in Ellaville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Theus, Stephen Fripp, CJ Yarbrough, Wes Shaddix, Ben Cook, and Jesse Cook.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. 

Mr. Murray was born to John Cato Murray, Jr. and Carlynn DeVane Kirby on September 1, 1958 in Americus, GA.  He was a member of Ellaville United Methodist Church and a 1976 graduate of Tri-County High School. Mr. Murray was a dedicated employee of T&R Custom, Inc. for many years. He loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren and enjoyed painting cars. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Theus Cook. 

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Carlynn and Charles Kirby of Ellaville; two children and their spouses, Kayla and Justin Tedders of Cordele, GA, and Billy and Helen Carter of Leslie, GA; two grandchildren, Ellie Grace and Avie Kate; a brother, Mike Theus of Ellaville, GA; and a sister, Pat Theus of Ellaville, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive; and his beloved dog, Sugar.



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August 26, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Way-Watson Funeral Home- Ellaville
28 East Oglethorpe Street/ P. O. Box 374
Ellaville, GA 31806

Funeral Service
August 27, 2019

10:00 AM
Ellaville United Methodist Church
185 S. Broad Street
Ellaville, Georgia 31806

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