Memorial service set for longtime Harpeth Hall head

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 10:54pm
Staff reports

Harpeth Hall will host a memorial service for longtime head Miss Idanelle “Sam” McMurry at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

The gathering will take place in the Frances Bond Davis Theatre at the school's McMurry Center for Arts & Athletics.

McMurry, 84, died last week in her hometown of Cookeville, where she had recently moved after retiring to Nashville in 1989. She had been in declining health for some time.

McMurry led the all-female academy for 16 years — from 1963 to 1979 — during a formative period in its history.

Follow this link for her obituary.