Mary Eloise Wood Murley, 85, of Henderson passed away peacefully, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Henderson Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with David Tull officiating.
Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to the City Hall Henderson, P.O. Box 68, Henderson, TN 38340 to help take care of the pound animals or Chester T. Dog Park.
She was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Henderson at the home of her Aunt Florence Murley Strauus the daughter of the late Robert Brancy (R.B.) and Mattie Frances Murley Wood. She was raised in Henderson and attended Chester County Schools.
She worked for Guy Walker Livestock Sales in Lexington for many years and also at Gano Food Service at Freed-Hardeman University. She loved to keep her nieces and nephews throughout the years. She was an avid pet lover and up until her death she had a loving pet.
She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by daughter, Celia (Rickey) Talley Murley of Henderson; three grandsons, Craig (Renee’) Murley of Chattanooga, Clay (Shondra) Murley and Clint (Amber) Murley of Henderson; six great-grandchildren, Will and Kate Murley of Chattanooga, Corey Johnson and Ella Murley of Henderson and Riley and Bailey Murley of Henderson; a nephew, Hiram George Wood of Memphis; sisters-in-law, Joanne Talley VanCleave of Henderson, Joyce Stewart of Henderson, and Jane Hayes of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Cecil Billy Murley of Henderson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles E. Murley on Aug. 21, 2019; and two brothers, Robert Brancy Wood, Jr. and Hiram Wood.