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William "Bill" Joyce Murrin

March 14, 1952 — April 15, 2020

The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces the death and funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Joyce Murrin, age 68 of Blairsville, GA who passed on Wednesday evening April 15th, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Murrin was born on March 14th, 1952 in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Troy and Aline (Taylor) Murrin, Sr. Bill served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam war era, was of the Baptist faith, and was a lifelong resident of Union county. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Ann Williams; sister, Barbara Crawford; brothers, Sam, Junior, Jack, and Joe Murrin.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Martha Cantrell Murrin of the home in Blairsville, GA; children, Krystal (Dale) Chance, Nickie (Timmy) Duckworth, Melissa Gordon, Brian Hedgecock, Timmy Hollis, David Murrin; brother, James Murrin; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive.

Due to the COVID-19 situation our nation is facing, a private Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday April 18th, 2020 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Mike Welch officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

The family will gather together from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on Friday evening April 17th at the Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.

We want to remind and encourage you to still support your friends and neighbors who are walking through very difficult times losing their loved one in the midst of COVID-19.

Here are some ways that you can help (even while social distancing):

1) Leave a condolence message on our website prior to the service and we will place it in our chapel/ facility to show that you are there with love "in spirit" and thinking of them.

2) Continue to order flowers and gifts directly from your local and preferred florist. Not only does this soften the room, but it helps these small businesses who need your support!

3) After the service- Send the family a card, Give them a call, Show them love any way that you can. Let them know that they are not alone!

Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville is honored to serve the family.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William "Bill" Joyce Murrin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, April 17, 2020

6:00 - 9:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm

Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home

Blairsville, GA 30512

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