Coyt Alexander Murray

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Coyt "Lex" Murray Arden – Coyt "Lex" Alexander Murray, 55, of Arden, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center. Born in Cleveland County and raised in Gaston County, he was the son of Coyt E. Murray and his wife, Carol, of Tega Cay, SC and of the late Kathleen Cross Burgin. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Murray. Lex, Pam and Ryan once welcomed customers to their bookstore, When Pigs Fly on Sweeten Creek Road. His joy and gratitude after receiving the gift of life thru organ transplant in 2002 eclipsed all other accomplishments. He lived life well and with grace! In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Pam Shuford Murray; four children, Ryan of the home and Jason, Shannon and Angel all of Gaston County; two sisters, Vicki Walker and Sandi Blanchard; one brother, Jon Murray as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Faith United Methodist Church in Gastonia. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Life Share of the Carolinas at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family .

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  1. I was saddened to learn of Coyt’s passing at such an early age.
    I worked for his Dad at Impact Plastics many years ago.
    May the Lord bless and comfort the entire family during this time of loss and sorrow.

  2. Pam & Ryan, my thoughts are with you during this sad time. Lex was a wonderful fun guy and we will miss him and knowing he is there with you. love, Jean & Walt

  3. We were very sad to hear of your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Coyt will be truely missed.
    The Ladies of Kmart Pharmacy

  4. We all have fond memories of Lex, you all were a big part of our Faith,at Faith United Methodist Church. I was reading ‘Grace.. Max Lucado When God Whispers Your Name. You may have this book, You all love books! Love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control To these I commit my day. If I succeed I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest. You know Grace.Love you Pam and Ryan.

  5. Pam, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your faith will see you through this difficult time. Love, Denise

  6. Pam,
    Our deepest symphathy to you on the loss of your husband. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Ryan. May God be with you and your family thru this time.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Lex was such a wonderful person. We will all miss him. May God bless you & Ryan. Love you both, Cheri from Styles 4 You

  8. Pam and Ryan, We are so saddened but feel so blessed for having known Lex. I will carry in my heart the big smile when I told him Happy Birthday just a few short weeks ago. May God Bless You and Keep You and give you the peace of love.

  9. Pam and Ryan,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. I pray that you find comfort from all the happy memories you shared with such a wonderful husband and father. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

  10. Pam and Ryan,
    We are so sorry to hear of Lex’s passing. Cameron, Kenny and myself think of you guys often. We sure do miss ya’ll. Please know that ya’ll are in our thoughts and prayers.

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