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Odean Pearl Murray

Odean Pearl Murray, 82, of Judsonia went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her home. She was born September 20, 1934 to the late Samuel and Alma (Haney) Jinkins in McRae, Arkansas.

Odean was a member of Whitney Lane Family Worship Center. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish her memory is two sons, Erwin Strayhorn (Virginia) of Judsonia, Arkansas, and David Murray (Debi) of Chandler, Arizona; one daughter, Terry Gaskin (Allen) of Judsonia, Arkansas; three sisters, Rachel Poindexter of Judsonia, Arkansas, Fay Morgan of Jewett, Illinois, and Ida Abbott of Mattoon, Illinois; one brother, Lawrence Jinkins of Clayton, Illinois; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Odean was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Edwin H. Murray; one son, Michael Strayhorn; and two brothers, Eulis and Virtis Jinkins.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 19th at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, January 20th at Searcy McEuen Chapel with burial following at White County Memorial Gardens.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 19
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 20
    2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300


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Our thoughts and prayers for the family

Posted by Barry & Betty Webb - Searcy, AR - Family   January 19, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Heaven has gained a wonderful lady who is an Angel. She has many crowns to lay at Jesus feet. I have many great memories that will be cherished. From inviting me to come to women's bible study on Tuesday and learning a lot from her. Did I mention she was the teacher for the women's bible study on Tuesday, she was always cooking beans and cornbread for bean dinners , also a lot more memories , to many to mention. They will be dear to my heart. Also the many conversations we had. She sure was a blessing to me to know her. Missing you greatly,

Posted by Debbie Moore - Griffithville, AR - Friend   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Dean was such a sweet lady. I pray God gives you peace and comfort.

Posted by Carolyn Shoemaker - Family Friend   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wow, so many memories. A couple of special ones. Giraffes - If you knew Dean, you knew she loved Giraffes. Not sure why, but we shared this and as a kid her and I always went to every zoo we could, especially if there was a baby Giraffe involved.
Cub Scouts - She was the absolute BEST Den mother EVER! But I do remember her saying I'd need longer shirts because I got too many arrowheads on my uniform. I was SO proud when I was the ONLY scout to have two rows. No idea how legal this was, but I was driven... She created this drive that I still possess today.
I will always love you Mom, not I expect you'll quickly earn those wings and help all of us some more... PS, please say hi to Mike and Dad for me. Rip! Salute!!!!

Posted by Dave Murray - Chandler, AZ - Son   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I use to do Mrs Deans hair every Friday afternoon when she got off work from Harris Cafateria down town Searcy. She so loved her children and Grand Children.

Posted by Dena Wilson - Bald Knob, AR - Family Friend   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

She was such a sweet person, my Mom (Elva Ferren) thought so much of her. She will be greatly missed by her family and her church family. May God comfort your hearts at this time.

Posted by Katie and Charles Hunter - Springdale, AR - Friend   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss , but happy for her

Posted by Diane Collier - Searcy, AR - Friend   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sis. Murray was a wonderful lady and her heart was definitely with children, her church, and the Lord. Such a dedicated children's church worker. I can still remember her bringing all the kids out once per month and leading them in a song she'd taught them. Heaven has gained an angel. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Donna Ramsey - Kensett, AR - Friend   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

RIP Aunt Dean. Gone but not forgotten. Love u

Posted by Belinda Smith - Bald Knob, AR - Family   January 18, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM