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Murry L. Williams

January 27, 1927 — September 26, 2011

"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want..." Psalms 23 Murry L. Williams was born in Mt. Holly, AR on January 27, 1927, to the late Jim and Bertha Williams. He was the brother to Abel, Alberteen and the late Paul Williams. His parents instilled the love of God in him at an early age and planted the seed that education would be key to success in life. Murry took this quest for knowledge with great challenge and after finishing his preliminary education within the Mt. Holly Public School System, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree from Arkansas Baptist College in 1952. He completed his Master of Education Degree from Bishop Colege in 1956 and completed post-graduate studies at New York University, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Oklahoma. Murry began his elaborate career as a coach with the Waldo School System from 1956 to 1961. This position led him to be named Prinicpal of Oak Grove High School in Rosston, AR; and after a brief term in Rosston, his enthusiasm to reach more stuents led him to the Barnes School System in Pine Bluff where he served as Prinicpal from 1962 to 1965. He became Assistant Principal at Washington High School and later in the fall of 1969, he became Principal at El Dorado High School where he remained until his retirement in 1992. As a young man, he also served in two branches of the United States Armed Forces; Army and Navy. Murry participated in numerous civic organizations and received various accolades over the years; including the 2008 Man of the Year Award from the El Dorado Self-Culture Club; 2008 Inductee into the Arkansas Baptist College Athletic Hall of Fame; Member of the South Arkansas Community College Foundation (1997-2001) and a member of the Arkansas High School Officials Association(25 years). His devotion to learning, guiding and encouraging young people helped encourage many students within El Dorado and across the Untied States to become sucessful and productive citizens. Murry continued to have an unwavering faith in God and maintained an active emmbership at the Hosanna Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Superintendent of the Sunday School. As a Deacon, Murry was well known for everything being in order and for his ability to multi-task, which enabled the church to operate smoothly throughout the years. Murry leaves to cherish his greatest accomplishments; his family; his wife of fifty-three years, Trudell, with whom they have three children, Irish, Bernard(Valerie) and Eric(Joelle) and eight grandchildren; Boaz, Keziah, Victoria, Priscilla, Lauren, Tabitha, Nehemiah and Deborah. Also surviving are his brother, Abel(Darlene) and sister, Alberteen, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. A Homegoing Celebration For Mr. Williams will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Cordell, El Dorado, Arkasas with Rev. Jerry Ross officiating and Interment to follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Norphlet, Arkansas under the direction of the Sims Morutary Staff. Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday, September 30, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a Family Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Murry L. Williams, please visit our flower store.

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