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Rinehart & Sons
David Lawrence Madray Jr.
Jesup—David Lawrence Madray Jr., 73, a lifelong resident of Jesup died May 3, 2017.
He was born on June 11, 1943, to Dave Lawrence Sr. and Leona Tyre Madray of Jesup. He went on to graduate from Jesup High School in 1961 and from the University of Georgia in 1966, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
He and his young family returned to Jesup in 1967, where he spent a career as an entrepreneur in a wide range of ventures, including the Bon-Air Motel, Lake Shore Motel & Park, King Craft Furniture, the Pier House restaurant, Madray & Madray Construction, and Eagle Pawn Shop, among others.
However, he always had a true passion for real estate, and he spent a good portion of his career serving as the owner and broker for Century 21 Real Estate in Jesup.
Outside of work, he liked playing cards and would devote hours to fellowship with friends and lengthy matches of “gin.” He also enjoyed horses and maintained Bon Air Stables for many years, helping train, show and ride Tennessee Walker and American Saddlebred horses.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and by his sister, Jean Madray Shanks.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, David Lawrence III and Tammy Madray of Jesup, Dawson Dake and Ashley Madray of Sandy Springs, Mark Andrew Madray of Jesup, and James Vann of Jesup; four grandchildren, Dave Madray IV, Cole Madray, Melloy Madray and Dawson Madray; several nephews and nieces; and many extended-family members whom he proudly claimed.
He would also say he is survived by countless, lifelong friends, and he considered those lasting relationships, both within and beyond Wayne County, to have truly been a blessing on his life.
Funeral services were held May 5 at the House of Worship and Ministries with the Rev. Carlton Ring, the Rev. Mickey Tomberlin and Robert Todd officiating. Interment was in Jesup City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dave Madray IV, Cole Madray, David Vann, Dawson Duncan, Trey Pierce and Chris Brown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Louise Unruh Murphy
Charlotte Louise Unruh was born Dec. 13, 1946, at Salem, Marion County, Oregon, the daughter of Robert Earl Unruh and Irma Charlotte Illert.
She was predeceased by her son, Sean William Murphy, her parents and two brothers, Robert Earl Unruh, Jr. and Daniel Lee Unruh.
She is survived by her husband, William Louis Murphy, of Jesup, Georgia; daughter, Erika Kathleen Martin, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Louis and Susana Murphy, of Provo, Utah; son, Michael Patrick Murphy of Athens, Georgia; and daughter and son-in-law, Megan Colleen and Kenneth O’Bara of Waycross, Georgia. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kenneth, Nathaniel, Sebastian, Jacob, Joseph and Kevin; her brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Sherri Unruh of Seaview, Washington; Mike and Kristi Unruh of Florence, Oregon; and John Unruh of Seaview, Washington; and many nieces and nephews and her special friend, her dog, Hope.
Charlotte passed away at her home with her family and friends on Friday, April 28, 2017 after an extended illness. Her family was assisted in home hospice care by Heartland Hospice.
Charlotte spent her childhood and teenage years in and around Salem, Oregon, and Long Beach and Ilwaco, Washington. She attended Gervais High School in Oregon and graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1965. She then attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, where she graduated in 1969. While in college, she sang in the choir for all four years and has enjoyed reminiscing about it ever since. She also studied advanced piano and accompanied soloists. The day after graduation, she was her roommate, Suzanne’s, maid of honor, in Seattle, and she decided to stay in Seattle. When she didn’t quickly obtain a teaching position there, she became a teller at National Bank of Commerce.
Charlotte was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at college by Suzanne and continued to attend in Seattle. She was baptized November 15, 1969 and has been active in church activities and lay leadership for over 47 years. She has been a leader in the children’s Primary organization and the women’s Relief Society organization and taught for 4 years in the church’s high school student’s early morning religious education program.
Charlotte and Bill Murphy, her husband of almost 47 years, met at a church social April 2, 1970, and they were married July 18, 1970. Their marriage was “sealed for eternity” at the Salt Lake Temple of the church in February 1975, and together they raised five children. Charlotte thrived on growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables in her garden, which she used to nourish her family. She took great pride in cooking from scratch, including baking bread, canning, making her own salsa, and using her fresh grown fruit to make pies in addition to a variety of other favorite recipes. She taught piano lesson to some of her own children as well as to paying students, and continued to enjoy accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists at church and in the community throughout her life.
Shortly after Charlotte and her family relocated to Jesup in 1990, Charlotte obtained her Georgia teaching certification and began teaching Cedarwood students at Oak Vista Elementary School and completed her Master’s Degree at Armstrong University. She then taught Special Education at Odum Elementary and after retirement taught Early Intervention at James E. Bacon and Jesup Elementary. Charlotte enjoyed teaching, both as a profession and as a volunteer, in many settings.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on May 5, 2017 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home, on First Street, in Jesup, Georgia.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on May 6, 2017 at the Jesup Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunset Boulevard in Jesup, with President H. Wayne Broadhead officiating.
Interment will follow, next to her son Sean, at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery in Jesup, Georgia.
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