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Dr. Hamil Murray

Obituary Date: Sunday 11th December 2016

Dr.  Hamil Murray, 94 of Gainesville died Monday October 24, 2016 at his residence.

Dr. Murray was a native of Danielsville, Georgia, the son of the late Judge and Mrs. J.T. Murray.  He was predeceased by a brother, Ensign Bond Murray, USNR, a casualty of World War II.

He was a graduate of North Georgia College, Emory University, and Emory University School of Medicine.  Following an internship in the U.S. Naval Hospitals, Pensacola, Florida and Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Murray attended the School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, was a designated Naval Flight Surgeon, and served for two years with Marine Corps air units in California, Hawaii, and Tsingtao, China.

He trained in pathology at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital, and he was certified in clinical and anatomical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.  After a year as chief of the laboratory service at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital, he came to Gainesville as Hall County Hospital's first pathologist.

During his career, he was consultant pathologist to a number of hospitals in North Georgia, was medical examiner for Hall and surrounding counties, and for many years participated in Emory Medical School's teaching program as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology.  He was instrumental in establishing a training program for medical laboratory technicians at the North Georgia Technical and Vocational School, Clarkesville and was its medical director until retirement in 1984.

Dr. Murray was a  member of several  local, state and national professional societies, and he  was a member of the Gainesville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include Alma, his wife of 64 years, sons and daughters-in-law, Bond and Lisa Murray, Tom and Donna Murray, son, Zack Murray, daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Robin Sawyer.  He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dr. Murray was recently buried in a private family service at Alta Vista Cemetery.  Dr. Bill Coates will conduct a memorial service for  Hamil at 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 17, 2016 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends in the church banquet hall immediately after the service. Hamil loved hot dogs, and in his memory hot dogs will be served.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the charity of their choice.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family of Dr. Murray may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

 

He trained in pathology at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital, and he was certified in clinical and anatomical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.  After a year as chief of the laboratory service at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital, he came to Gainesville as Hall County Hospital's first pathologist.

 

During his career, he was consultant pathologist to a number of hospitals in North Georgia, was medical examiner for Hall and surrounding counties, and for many years participated in Emory Medical School's teaching program as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology.  He was instrumental in establishing a training program for medical laboratory technicians at the North Georgia Technical and Vocational School, Clarkesville and was its medical director until retirement in 1984.

 

Dr. Murray was a member of several local, state and national professional societies, and he  was a member of the Gainesville First Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include Alma, his wife of 64 years, sons and daughters-in-law, Bond and Lisa Murray, Tom and Donna Murray, son, Zack Murray, daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Robin Sawyer.  He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the charity of their choice.

 

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family of Dr. Murray may do so at littledavenport.com

 

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Date
12/17/2016 at 2:24PM
Funeral Information

Dr. Bill Coates will conduct a memorial service for  Hamil at 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 17, 2016 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church.

Funeral Home
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
Phone
770-534-5201
Address
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW, Gainesville 30501
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