Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

June 22, 2013

Hugh Murray

Hugh B. Murray, 97, of Mt. Vernon, died 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Monday, Jan. 24, 1916, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Alexander Printess and Gertrude (Boswell) Murray. He married Myra Gibson on Jan. 31, 1942, in Huntsville, Ala. They were married 71 years at the time of his passing.

Hugh served our country in the Illinois National Guard, 33rd Division during the war effort in 1941. He attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Knox, Ky., and served in the European Theatre as a tank maintenance officer with the Seventh Armored Division. Later he was recalled into the armed forces during the Korean conflict. He served as finance officer with the Illinois 44th Infantry Division. In 1953, he was discharged with the rank of Captain. Hugh worked in the office of the J.P. Devine Co. before entering the military. After returning home from Korea, he worked in inventory control and stores department for the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co. and later worked as a purchasing agent with Edmund Hans industry for several years. In the late 1970s, he and Myra were self-employed in their family candy business, Malone Candy. Hugh was a member of the Mt. Vernon Easter Star 233, Mt. Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Chapter 9233, the Masonic Lodge 31 A.F. and A.M., and was a life member of the American Veterans where he served on several committees. He was raised in the First Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon and later moved with his wife to First Baptist Church where he served as a church Deacon-Americus.

He is survived by his wife, Myra Murray of Mt. Vernon; son, John Murray of Scottsville, Ky.; two grandsons, Mike Murray and wife Julie of Alexandria, Ky. and Jared Murray and wife Alley of Cincinnati; two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Sydney Murray, both of Alexandria, Ky.; special niece, Sandy Cannon and husband Dick of Whitney, Texas; special cousin, Sue McPherson and husband Carl of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

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