Frances Buckelew Murray



CHARLOTTE, NC ~ Mrs. Frances Buckelew Christle Murray, age 97, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. She was born July 28, 1920 in Jackson, TN a daughter of the late James Ernest Buckelew and Willie Naomi Cabiness and the wife of late Frederic C. Murray. Mrs. Murray loved the beach, traveling, gemology, playing golf and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an excellent cook. Mrs. Murray was a former member of Christ Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Murray is survived by two daughters, Victoria “Vicki” H. Evans and her husband, Richard “Dick” of Charlotte, and Alexandra Christle of Norfolk, VA; five grandchildren, Michael Wilde, Alexandra Wilde, Elyse Whitlock, Christopher Evans and Andrew Evans; ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Murray was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Frederic Murray and Leo W. Christle; and a sister, Bernadine Cooper.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mrs. Murray will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home by Rev. Bruce Creswell. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or Hospice and Palliative Care, 7845 Little Ave., Charlotte, NC 28226.