Name Residence: James W. Murray Greenville,NC Approx. Date of Death: 09/03/2006 Notice Murray, James Walker James Walker Murray GREENVILLE — Mr. Murray, 80, formerly of 102 Stonybrook Drive and Homewood Residence, died at Hospice of the Upstate on September 3, 2006. Born June 4, 1926, in Beech Island,South Carolina, he was a son of the late Alexander Galphin Murray, Sr. and Kellah Walker Murray. He was graduated from The Citadel, Class of 1946, and from Harvard University where he earned a Master of Structural Design degree in 1949. He taught civil engineering at The Citadel for two years and then worked for McDevitt and Street in Charlotte, NC, before beginning a 26 year career with Daniel International/Fluor Corp. in Greenville,SC. He was Chief Estimator for Daniel International and later was Director of Fluor’s European Division based in Scotland before his retirement. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville and the Agape Sunday School class. He was also a member of the Poinsett Club, St. Andrews Society,Torch Club, Club of Thirty-Nine, and Beech Island Agriculture Club. His love of family and history led to a lifetime interest in genealogy, an avocation which he pursued with the same diligence and exactness with which he practiced his engineering profession. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosa Henderson Murray of Falmouth, MA, and three daughters,Carol Murray Nichols and her husband David of Mashpee, MA, Clare Murray Phinney and her husband Al of Greenville, and Lisa Murray Robards and her husband Frank of Rock Hill, SC; five grandchildren, Laura Murray Nichols,Alexander Rex Nichols, Kate Crosland Phinney, Frank Benjamin Walker Robards and Caroline Stuart Robards; three sisters, Elizabeth Murray Glenn of Asheville, NC, Estelle Murray Mauldin of Greenwood, SC and Kellah Murray Allgood of Memphis, TN. He was predeceased by a brother, Alexander Galphin Murray, Jr. The family wishes to thank the staff of Homewood Residence, Upstate Dialysis, St. Francis Hospital, and Hospice of the Upstate for their loving care. Visitation will be held at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown on Tuesday, September 5, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, September 6, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston,SC 29409-6230, or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
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