Murrell Duard Ivens was the son of Charles “Charley” Henry Ivens and Beuna “Buna” M. White. He married Eloise Jane “Nanny” Newman on March 24, 1934, in Anderson County. They had a daughter, Barbara Murrell Ivens who was born in March 1945.
He enlisted on June 24, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and served with the 116 Infantry Regiment, 29 Infantry Division

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 18 December 1944
Pvt. Murrell D. Ivens, 32, was killed in Germany on Nov. 26, according to a War Department telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Eloise Newman Ivens, 520 Arthur Street. Pvt. Ivens had been in service since June, 1943, and overseas two months. Before entering the Army, he had been employed on the Knoxville Glove Company for 14 years. He was a member of Second Methodist Church and had attended Knoxville High School. Besides his wife, he is survived by three brothers, Paratrooper Pvt. Ray Ivens, wounded in the Pacific, and now at Camp Wheeler, Ga., Carl E. Ivens, of Knoxville and Lee Ree Ivens of Nashville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 September 1912
  • Date of death: 26 November 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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