Christine Murray Colvin

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Dec. 28, 1931 — May 7, 2018

SUMTER, S.C. — Christine Murray Colvin, 86, widow of Charles A. Colvin, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at Covenant Place, Sumter, South Carolina.

Born on Dec. 28, 1931, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late John W. Murray and Hattie Tedder Murray.

She was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Mizpah #36 in Charlotte. After graduating from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, she taught elementary school for 36 years, combined in Palatka, Florida, and Wilson, Raleigh and Monroe.

She always placed family first and truly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and kept a special place in her heart for animals.

Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Taylor Adams of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, and Lisa Taylor Richey (Dave) of Wake Forest; granddaughters, Heather Adams Corley (Robert) and Kristen Adams Crane (David); four great-grandchildren; and a twin sister, Irene Murray Fleming of Raleigh.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah M. Leggette, and two brothers, Dr. L.L. Murray and Carl Murray.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Christine’s memory may be sent to, Amedisys Hospice, 198 E Wesmark Blvd., Suite 2, Sumter, SC 29150 or Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150/ http://www.sumterscspca.com/donate.html.

Bullock Funeral Home, Sumter, South Carolina, is in charge of the arrangements while coordinating with Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book or condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.

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