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The funeral services for the late Mrs. Ernestine Murray, who departed this life on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hatley, Georgia, with the Reverend Melvin F. Whitsett, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Hatley, Georgia.  Mrs. Ernestine Murray was born in Crisp County, Georgia, in the Hatley Community as Ernestine Whitsett to Bryant and Rosa Cross Whitsett. She is affectionately known to all of her friends as "Teen". Teen left South Georgia in the late 40s and lived in Cleveland Ohio, where she met and married her husband, Mr. John Murry. After her husband preceded her in death, she remained in Cleveland, Ohio until she relocated back to Ashburn, Georgia, just after the turn of the millenium. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three other siblings: Robert Whitsett (eldest brother, "RB"), Jack Whitsett (running partner brother, "Son"), and Bryant Whitsett, Jr. (died as an infant). She leaves behind her elder sister, Mrs. Katie Mae Whitsett Baker (Ashburn, Georgia); youngest brother, Mr. Tom W. Whitsett (Ashburn, Georgia); seven nieces, Etheria Dugard (Moultrie, Georgia), Autry Parker (Gilroy, California), Sue Walker (Miami, Florida), Rachel Hillman (Albany, Georgia), Maxine Romer (Miami, Florida), Vonda Kay Shipman (Albany, Georgia), Vanessa Whitsett (Cordele, Georgia); seven nephews, Bobby Walker (Albany, Georgia), Jack Carlton Whitsett (Cleveland, Ohio), Melvin F. Whitsett (Tifton, Georgia), Tony Dale Whitsett (Cleveland, Ohio), Walter Bryant Whitsett (Houston, Texas), Rodney Hillman (Ashburn, Georgia), Tom Whitsett, Jr. (Ashburn, Georgia); and a host of great nieces, great nephews, and cousins

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  • Friday, December 21, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Shipps Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
    Dear Murray Family: Please accept my sincere condolence for your loss. The Bible can bring you much hope and comfort at a time like this, because Jehovah God promises that soon He will end death, sickness and sorrow forever(Revelation 21:3,4) and by means of His son, Christ Jesus, He will bring back to life "all those in the memorial tombs" (John 5:28,29). May you find the strength to hold and meditate on these beautiful promises from Jehovah God; along with beautiful memories of your beloved one.
    ~ Letitia   Albany, GA
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
    To the family of Mrs. Earnestine W. Murray; Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family in Memory of our loved one. We share the sorrow and will keep each other in our thoughts and prayers. Teen will truly be missed.
    ~ Earnestine E. Jackson & Family   Ashburn,, GA