canada africa partner reservation 2024 05/10 – Dixie Joyce Murray

2024 05/10 – Dixie Joyce Murray


Dixie Joyce Murray, age 86, of Kell, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Helia Healthcare.

Dixie was born on July 10, 1937 in Bugtussle, Kentucky, the daughter of Davie and Ninnie (Ford) Dyer. She married Jerry Murray on August 23, 1986 at Salem Lutheran Church and he survives in Kell.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Mark Howard, and wife Gayla of Salem; daughter, Christie Rhodes of Salem; stepson, Tracy Murray of Patoka; stepdaughter, Teresa Murray of Du Quoin; grandchildren, Erika Givens, Joshua Howard, Chase Landers, Taylor Dobyns, Jack Howard and Christian Lingle; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tracy Mahurin; grandson, Adam Jacob Rhodes; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Dixie was a member of Evergreen Christian Church in Salem. She worked for Brown Shoe Company for over 30 years and retired as a supervisor. She enjoyed gardening, shopping at thrift stores and spending time with her family.

A celebration of life for Dixie Joyce Murray will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 10, 2024 at the Crouse Funeral Home in Salem with Shannon Bopp officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery in Salem. Memorials may be made to the wounded warriors or the disabled American veterans and may be received at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at