The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Living Word Christian Ministries, GA Highway 26 West, Ellaville, Georgia. The Reverend George Hill, pastor, will officiate. The remains will lay in state from 11:00 am until the hour of service. Interment will follow in the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt Zion Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Mother Minnie Lue Murray Hartage was born March 3, 1934, to the late Austin Murray, Sr. and the late Minnie Mozell Wimbush Murray. She was educated in the public school system of Schley County whereas she was a tenth grade graduate of John Lewis High School. She began her teaching career at John Lewis High as a paraprofessional.
Minnie Joined the Mount Zion Baptist Church whereas she exemplified her worth as a Sunday School teacher and supported every facet of the church she loved so well.
In 1952, two hearts became one when she joined James L. Hartage Sr. in holy matrimony and to this union five children were born. Several years later Minnie and her family moved to Miami, Florida whereas she was employed as a cashier with Pantry Pride Grocery Store. Minnie was a member of the local chapter of Order of Eastern Star of Miami, Florida. After retiring Minnie and her husband moved back to their native home, Ellaville, Georgia.
On Wednesday in the surrounding of loved ones and friends, she quietly made her transition for a better home. She leaves behind her loved and devoted husband of 70 years James L. Hartage, Sr.; her five children and their spouses, Minnie J. Hartage Garmon, Tampa, Florida, Edith A. Hartage, Miami, Florida, James L. Hartage, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Debra E. Hartage Hall (Jimmy), Ellaville, Georgia and Coretta D. Hartage Hampton (Aaron), Columbus, Georgia; thirteen grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; three siblings, Johnny Lee Murray (Betty), California, Geneva Williams, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Joedell Murray, Jonesboro, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends.