Sharon L. Murray

Sharon L. Murray, 71, of 4590 Route 474, Ashville, N.Y., passed away at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in the Hospice House, Warren, Pa.

A lifelong area resident, she was born May 14, 1942, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harry and Virginia B. Wright Johnson.

Sharon was a 1960 graduate of Frewsburg High School and a 1965 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, with a degree in teaching.

Before her retirement she was employed by the Chase Manhattan Bank, which is now M&T Bank, working at several branches in the Jamestown area for 17 years. In earlier years, she had worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring person who cared deeply for her family and friends. She also loved to spend time crocheting and having lunch and dinner with her friends.

Surviving are two sons: Gary T. (Elana) Murray Jr. of Apex, N.C., and Fred J. Murray of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Virginia (Chad) Hall of Newbern, N.C.; five grandchildren: Catherine Murray, Thomas Murray both of Apex, N.C., Gary Dustin Hall II, Emma E. Hall and Grace Hall, all of Newbern, N.C.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary T. Murray, whom she married Nov. 14, 1964, and who died Jan. 18, 2001; and her brother, Sherwood “Pete” Johnson.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan Nagle, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg, N.Y.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 or to Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Sharon at www.lindfuneralhome.com.