Murray M. “Buck” Maxwell

Published 11:05 am Monday, January 23, 2017

Murray M. “Buck” Maxwell

January 21, 2017

Murray M. “Buck” Maxwell, 69, of Whigham, Ga., passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at New Fountainhead Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Poppell officiating. Interment will follow at Maxwell Hill Cemetery with Mark Maxwell, Paul Maxwell, Chris Harrell, Cuy Harrell, Steven Vanlandingham and Ben Palmer serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Maxwell, Buster Bell, Greg Vanlandingham, Jason Lynn, Bo Hyatt, Billy Jowers, Kelly Newberry, Jimmy Powe, Wallace Bishop, Clemon Johnson, Spencer Duncan, Mark Mitchell and Jerry Thomas.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 2534 Open Pond Road. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: Maxwell Hill Cemetery Fund, C/O Ann Harrell, 1703 Old 179 North, Whigham, GA 39897 or Joey Maxwell Memorial FFA Scholarship Fund, C/O Susan Maxwell, 964 Maxwell Rd., Whigham, GA 39897.

Murray Marvin Maxwell was born May 28, 1947, in Climax, Ga., the son of Mather Marvin Maxwell and Edrie Georgiann Perkins Maxwell. He was a graduate of Climax High School and a charter member of New Fountainhead Baptist Church.

Those who knew Buck would describe him as a quiet, simple man, full of wisdom and generous to a fault. Some might say he was the backbone of his family, a mentor, caretaker, and guide to many, always doing what was needed regardless of how difficult. Above all, he loved his family and farm. Most of his time was spent outdoors working the farm, checking cows, and tending to the land and family that he valued so much. He taught his children to hunt, fish, and sat through hundreds of games of baseball, basketball & football. As grandchildren came along, they became one of Buck’s greatest joys, and he could never say no to a request for a toy at the Dollar General or a ride on the golf cart. His influence on the lives of others is widespread and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Martha W. Maxwell; his children, Robin M. Godwin and her husband, Matt, of Thomasville, Dana M. Pierce and her husband, Brandon, of Marietta, Murray Maxwell and his fiance, Bree, of Whigham, Michele Ludwig and her husband Tyson of Eustis, Fla., Randal Turner, and his wife Emily of Lake Mary, Fla., Donald Turner of Japan, and Melissa Thompson of Whigham; his grandchildren, Max, Eli, Finn, Hunter, Evie, Lara, Kenzi, Shane, Clay, Katie, Makenna and Kayla; and his siblings, Ann Maxwell Harrell and her husband, Cuy, Tom Maxwell and his wife, Diane, William H. “Billy” Maxwell and his wife, Vanita, Steve Maxwell and his wife, Susan, Edwin D. “Bob” Maxwell and his wife, Evelyn, and his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Maxwell and Susan Darley Maxwell; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Buck was preceded in death by his siblings, Ellen Maxwell Strickland, Jack Maxwell, Wayne Maxwell, Joe Maxwell, Franklin Maxwell and Chub Maxwell; and his nephews, David Maxwell and Joey Maxwell.