Murray Rudolph Santee, 88, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Della Santee; and siblings, Gertrude Packer, Cornelia Edwards, Gerline Cook, Juanita Edmund and Randolph Santee.
He was an alumni for UNC. He would always plant at least five acres of garden each year for his children to tend. It seemed he was always on his tractor.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro followed by a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Old Field Cemetery in Bladenboro. Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Irene Santee of the home; one sister, Othella Heflin of Bladenboro; children, Sherry Leggett of Fairmont, Pam Durden, Diane McLemore, Patricia Stanley, all of Bladenboro, Dave Santee of Middleburg, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the family home, 11438 Twisted Hickory Road, Bladenboro.