Murray Cemetery

Panola Co Cemeteries of TX

Surveyed by Don Austin ca 1981

Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Rusk Co. Coordinator

Murray Cemetery is located about two miles north of the Fairplay Community, near Murray Branch, on the east end of Panola County Road 236.

There are only two unmarked graves known to be in this cemetery and these are known only through oral tradition.

The following description of this cemetery was given by Don Austin in his privately circulated book "42 Lost Cemeteries":

"A true backyard family cemetery, located behind an old house on top of a hill in open country. An old roadbed runs north to south just east of the old homeplace. There are said to be two graves here, neither are marked nor identifiable, containing two women by the last name of Murray, a mother and her daughter who died while in pregnancy. No additional names or dates are known. The house has been vacant for several years and the graves have been here for many, many years, but exactly how many is unknown. Nearby Murray Branch is named after this family."

Updated Jan 2009 by Obits and Hawthorn Funeral Home RecordsThe numbers listed in the comment section are the page number of the year of death in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Books.  Gloria B. Mayfield     No New burials as of 2009