OBITUARY

Murray Hillman Segraves

June 5, 1948April 11, 2019

Murray Hillman Segraves, 70, of Marietta, passed away on April 11, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs. A graveside ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Arlington Cemetery, 201 Mount Vernon Highway. Murray was born to Dorrough and Ann Segraves on June 5, 1948. After graduating from Sprayberry High School in 1966, Murray attended North Georgia College before enlisting in the Air Force in 1967. After returning home in 1971, Murray started working at Northside Hospital, where he worked until his retirement in 2010. After receiving a degree in nursing from DeKalb College in 1973, Murray was commissioned into the U.S. Army Reserves in 1985. He served for 23 years, until retiring as a Major in 2008. Murray is preceded in death by his parents, Dorrough and Ann Segraves, his sister, Laura Horton, and his beloved cats Etta and Max. He is survived by his two daughters, Margaret Rowlands and Deirdre Burgoyne, three grandchildren, Emily, Grace, and Thomas, two other cats, and one dog, that he is secretly very fond of no matter what he calls her.

In his own words: “I quit smoking 30 years ago. I quit drinking 15 years ago. I died anyway.”

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Graveside Commital Thursday, April 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Murray Hillman Segraves

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Debra Cardin

April 20, 2019

Murray was a great nurse, he was always helpful and pleasant to work with in surgery. It's so hard to believe he's gone. My greatest sympathy to his family and other friends. Deb

Mark Madans

April 15, 2019

I feel like I only met Murray recently, but it has been 15-20 already. He was a truly wonderful man. I enjoyed talking with him, he was soft spoken, but had great stories. He will be missed!
May his memory be a blessing.

Bert Whitehair

April 15, 2019

Went to grade school and part of high school with Murray....knew him as Buddy then. We were kids. And happy. Wind at your back, sun in your face. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

Rebecca Roe

April 14, 2019

So very sad to hear. I worked with Murray at Northside for a few years and he always took things in stride. He worked there for many years and connected with many in a positive way. He will now be pain free. My best wishes and condolences to family and friends.

Peggy Brogan

April 14, 2019

He was a good, good man. He helped create a family and loved them dearly. He wasn't a driven guy, but he was more: a solid, reliable, entirely decent man who got the job done. Every time. He was capable of great love and kindness, and was sometimes an unexpected champion. He loved his profession and his fellow nurses. I wish I'd said yes when he invited me to see The Poseidon Adventure in 1973. I hope his memory continues to instruct, inspire, and guide the daughters he loved more than life itself, and the grandchildren who carry his legacy.

Catherine Ellis

April 14, 2019

I worked with Murray when I came to Northside as a Traveler nurse, 2001-2003. He was so nice to work with and very intelligent. Rest In Peace Murray.

Judy Newsome

April 14, 2019

I loved Murray and loved working with him. We made it fun somehow even on the most stressful days (and nights). I remember how he loved the mountains and would take trips up to N.GA when possible. My daughter Kim was just slightly younger than Ellen and Rory so we would go to RRanch just north of Dalonega. Those were my favorite memories. He was a wonderful man. I will always remember him.

Jan Cunningham

April 14, 2019

When Murray was working PACU and I was working OR and it wasn't busy in the evenings..we would take a beeper and go to the park on Hammond and practice soccer!!!!! How did we do that???? Now I wonder but I didn't ask then...we just had FUN! Jan

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