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American College of
Cardiology 2019 Meeting
Chenal Country Club
10 Chenal Boulevard | Little Rock
May 17-18, 2019
Arkansas Urologic Society
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Petit Jean Mountain State Park
September 20-21, 2019
FAYETTEVILLE - John Warren Murry, MD, 93, passed away on Feb. 8, 2019. Dr. Murry
graduated from UAMS, Little Rock, in 1947. After completing an internship at Charity Hos-
pital in New Orleans, he returned to UAMS and completed his general surgical residency.
From 1953 to 1955, Dr. Murry served as a captain and surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. After
completing his service in the military, he joined his father’s medical practice in Texarkana.
In 1957, he moved to Fayetteville and became the first board-certified general surgeon to
practice in Northwest Arkansas. He practiced medicine for over 50 years. He was the found-
ing member of Fayetteville Surgical Associates and former chief of the medical staff at the
former Washington Regional Hospital. He was appointed by then Governor David Pryor to
serve on the Arkansas State Board of Health. After retiring from practicing surgery, Dr. Murry
served as an adjunct UAMS faculty member with AHEC-NW, where he taught family practice
residents about surgical skills. During his long medical career, Dr. Murry was a member of
the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Southwestern Surgical
Congress, and Arkansas Medical Society. He is survived by his three children: Susan Murry
Jamerson, John Warren Murry Jr., and Dr. William Lee Murry. He leaves behind nine grand-
children and 10 great-grandchildren.
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