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(From The Washington Post dated Friday 27 Jul 2007.)
(One correction made here.)
Mary J. Furr
      Mary Jenkins Furr, 72, a housekeeper in the Washington area for more than 20 years, died July 23 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.
      She had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
      Mrs. Furr was born in Winchester, Va., and settled in the Washington area by the late 1950s.
      After retiring in the early 1980s, she moved into Holly Hall apartments in Silver Spring and was active in its senior citizens' programs.
      Her marriage to Turner Furr ended in divorce.
      Three children died, Donald Furr in 1969, and Nancy Furr in 2005 and Mary Hungerford in 2006.
      Survivors include five children, Shirley Wetzel of Frederick, James T. Furr of Pedricktown, N.J., David Furr of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Deborah McCall of Saltville, Va., and John Furr of Dickson, Tenn.; four brothers; three sisters; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

--Adam Bernstein

In Loving Memory of

Mary Agnes Furr
June 5, 1935
July 23, 2007

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid out for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too, will miss.
Be not burdened with the times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much.
Good friends, good times,
A loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free.

DeVol Funeral Home Guest Book for Mary Furr

(From The Frederick News Post, Frederick, Maryland dated 28 Dec 1999.)
Turner Furr
      Mr. Turner Furr, 70, of Gaithersburg, died Friday, Dec. 24,at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville.
      Born Jan. 7, 1929, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Lawrence Richard and Mary Bellar Furr.
      Mr. Furr was a retired plumber.
      He is survived by seven children, Shirley Wetzel of Dickerson, David Furr, John Furr and Mary Frances Furr, all of West Virginia, Debbie Furr of Saltsville, Va., James Furr of New Jersey, and Nancy Furr of Silver Spring; one sister, Susana Butt of Rockville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Rd., Damascus.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

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