Earl Alexander Murchison and Lotella Sparks Murchison
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Earl Murchison   Funeral services for Earl A. Murchison, 56, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Dickens.

Rev. Victor Crabtree officiated at the services and was assisted by Bro. Genoa Goad, Abernathy.

Owner and operator of an automobile repair and service business in Dickens, Mr. Murchison died Nov. 28 in a veterans hospital in Dallas.

He had been a resident of Dickens County all his life; he was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lotella Murchison, Dickens; two brothers, Roland Murchison, Dickens and John Lee Murchison, also of Dickens; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Hyatt, Dickens.

Pallbearers were L. C. Winkler, John Warren, Jim Bridge, Hoot Littlefield, Dee Springer, Jim Galloway, Frank Murphy, and Jay Thomas.

Burial was in Dickens Cemetery.

©The Texas Spur, December 3, 1964

Lotella Murchison was born in Redmud Community on May 31, 1911. She died on December 22, 2006.

She married Earl Murchison on May 31, 1929. She grew up in Dickens County and then moved to Lubbock about 40 years ago. She retired from working in the Civil Service at Reece Airforce Base. She was a loyal and giving friend. Her family referred to her dearly as Boo Boo. She was the stronghold of the family. Although she never bore children of her own, she had more children than many. Her home was always open to her family and friends. Church was an important part of her life. Many children and adults learned about God through her actions and her teachings. She was a charter member of Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock where she attended faithfully until God took her to be with him.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Murchison, her parents Mary and Johnnie Sparks, and her 5 siblings: Leona Koonsman, Loretta Parks, Winnie Huges, Jimmie Sparks, and Billy Sparks. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Yuba Sparks and her nieces and nephews: Peggy Nolen, Kathy Flach, Alta Fangio, Mary Ann Ericson, James Koonsman, Jerome Parks, and Ernie Sparks. In Addition she had 21 great nieces and nephews, 18 great-great nieces and nephews, and 6 great-great-great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 10:30 December 26th at Bacon Heights Baptist Church with Paul Kenley officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 pm at the Dickens Cemetery.

©The Texas Spur, Thursday, December 28, 2006, page A6

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