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June 23, 2014

Michael Ray “Turtle” Murrell, 57; New Albany

— Funeral services for Michael Ray “Turtle” Murrell, 57, of New Albany, and formerly of North Vernon and St. Augustine, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Newcomer Funeral Home with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. He died June 20, 2014.

Turtle was a member of Eastside Christian Church and a former member of Lords Chapel in North Vernon. Turtle also enjoyed; leather crafting, drawing lighthouses, geocaching, fishing, gardening, inviting new friends to meet Christ, and traveling to St. Augustine.

Turtle was born on Nov. 23, 1956, in Seymour, to Lena Mae (Gibson) and the late Ralph Murrell. He is also preceded in death by his first wife; Kathie Murrell.

He is survived by his wife Sheila Lynn (Griffith) Murrell; daughter, Chastidy Harvey and husband, John; sisters, Carolyn King, Pam Israel; brothers, Billy Wayne, Dennis “Dink”, and James Murrell; grandchildren; Caleb and Kaelyn Harvey; 11 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and nephews; and his two four legged babies; Patrick and Gracie.

Visitation will be from 2  to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastside Christian Church, 2319 Veterans Pkwy, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, or to the Hosparus of Louisville, P. O. Box 35425, Louisville, KY  40232-9892.

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