Shirley Maddix Murray

November 16, 1914 - December 2, 2007
Shirley Maddix Murray

Shirley Maddix Murray 93 of River Croft estates, Leland died Sunday December 2, 2007 at her residence with her daughter and her Cat Sam at her side.

Shirley was born in Natick, MA the daughter of the late Forest Norcross Maddix and Nettie Smith Maddix. Her husband John Alden Murray died in 1976. She was the retired owner and operator of the John Alden Murray Real Estate and Insurance Company in Mt. Dora Florida. She served the town of Mt. Dora Florida on the City council for many years.

After her retirement in 1985 she joined her daughter and traveled the United States while her daughter served with the United States Coast Guard. She met many wonderful people along the way, and enjoyed life to the fullest , and always enjoyed playing bridge.

Her daughter Jane M. Hartley of Leland and brother Dr. Forrest Norcross Maddix, Jr. of Wellesley Hills, MA. survive her.

Memorial Service will be held 4: 00 P.M Saturday December 8, 2007 at Goshen Baptist Church in Leland with the Rev. Barbara Bell officiating. The family will see friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 2222 S. 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the Nature Conservancy Treasury 4245 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 910.791.9099


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  • December 04, 2007
    Mary Lou Davis Baumberger says:
    I haven't seen Shirley in many, many years, but will always remember fondly "Ma's" never-failing support and belief in all of us as teenagers and her down-to-earth take on life. She will certainly be missed. Janie, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories. With love, Mary Lou

  • December 04, 2007
    Peggy Thurber says:
    We will miss the lady with the sharp wit; who was always observing, laughing, reading, gardening, traveling, cooking, and playing the trump card. We will miss the person so full of love for her family (four-legged included), her friends, her Coast Guard, her country. We were richly blessed by knowing her.

  • December 04, 2007
    Kevin Brown says:
    Miss Shirley was a very special lady. She never forgot the people she met and always had a special love for her Coast Guard family. For Lynn and my family, my deepest condolances to the family and friends.

  • December 04, 2007
    Larry Fogg says:
    Jane Sorry to hear about your loss. I remember meeting your Mom at your house when we came to Wilminton for your COC. She was a pleasure to meet. I wish you the best and my prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless. Sincerely, Larry

  • December 04, 2007
    Phil Nowak says:
    Captain Hartley, I know that your mother was important to you, and so I was very sorry to hear about your loss. My family and I have you, your family, and your mom in our prayers. Phil