Well-Known Blakely Man Dies in Accident

An accident Monday afternoon claimed the life of a well-known Southwest Georgia man. At around 3:00 p.m., 63-year-old Billy Ray Murkerson was helping move a mobile home near Howell Street and Rose Drive in Blakely, Georiga.

The mobile home shifted and when Murkerson tried to fix it, the home fell on top of him.

Murkerson was rushed to Pioneer Medical Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

He was the brother of former long time Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson, and a close friend of the Early County Sheriff's Office.

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