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Virgie Murtagh

Virgie Ruth Murtagh (Hammett)

Thursday, December 7th, 1939 - Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Virgie Ruth Hammett Murtagh of Pickens went to her heavenly home on March 14, 2019. She died at Baptist Hospital in Jackson after a short illness.
Ruth was born on December 7, 1939, to Dolph and Virgie Hammett of Lexington. Ruth graduated from Lexington High School in 1958. After graduation, she was employed at the telephone company in Lexington until her marriage to her husband Jimmy. Ruth later worked as office manager for Dr. Paul Goode of Jackson. She worked as a federation secretary for Farm Bureau until her retirement.
Ruth is survived by her sons James Edwin Murtagh Jr (Eddy) and wife Sheryll, Johnny Thomas Murtagh and wife Cathy, and daughter-in-law, Lisa Murtagh, all from Ebenezer.
She is survived by her siblings Libby Dittmar, Flossie Goode, Richard Hammett (Chris), Brenda Adams (Thomas), Robert Hammett (Terrell), Shelia Hammett, Notie Turner (Mike), Dell Waxman (Sammy), Tammie Courts (Myron) and sister-in-law Rosemary Hammett.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Josh Murtagh, Jason Murtagh, Bryan Murtagh, Jay Murtagh, Nicholas Murtagh, Hallie Ruth Rutledge (Bailey), John Thomas Murtagh and four great grandchildren.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband James Edwin Murtagh (Jimmy) and her son Walter Ronald Murtagh, both from Ebenezer, and her parents Dolph and Virgie Hammett and brother Harold Dodd Hammett all from Lexington. Pallbearers are Jay Murtagh, John Thomas Murtagh, Jason Murtagh, Nicholas Murtagh, Bryan Murtagh, Damon Dittmar, Dan Hart and Chase Hammett.
Visitation will be Friday, March 15, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Southern Funeral Home of Lexington. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Pickens. Burial will be at the First United Methodist Church of Ebenezer.
Donations may be made to the church or charity of choice.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Southern Funeral Home
    100 Pine Street
    LEXINGTON, MS 39095
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Pickens Baptist Church
    Main Street
    PICKENS, MS 39146
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  • Interment

    Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery
    Ebenezer Road
    Ebenezer, MS
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I am sorry for your loss. Continue to reflect on your cherished memories together. Always remember that God cares for you and is “close to the broken-hearted.” May you call on Him in prayer for comfort and strength during this difficult time. Psalm 34: 18

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Posted at 10:10pm
Our Prayers are with the Hammett family with the loss of Virgie Ruth. She was full of light and energy . Our love, Bishop Julius Allen family
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