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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Frances Murphy

Frances Elizabeth Murphy (Smith)

Wednesday, November 26th, 1947 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Frances Murphy, age 71, of Lenoir went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Caldwell Hospice, Lenoir. She was born November 26, 1947, daughter of the late A.V. and Eunice Bumgarner Smith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil Barker; one brother, Allen Smith; five sisters, Nina Jean Earls, Ruth Dula, Connie Smith, Mary Jane Smith, Alice Marie Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory are four sons, James Barker of Lenoir; Larry Barker of Lenoir, Roger Barker (Phillis) of Morganton, and Eric Taylor (Jamie) of Hickory; two daughters, Elizabeth Brown (Harold) of Summit AK and Michelle Abernathy (Roger) of Lenoir; one sister, Opal Herman; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 3:00 PM with Rev. Devin Severt officiating. Burial will be in East Hudson Baptist Church Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home
    Address
    35 Duke St.
    Granite Fallls, NC
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Mackie-Whisenant Chapel
    Address
    35 Duke St.
    GRANITE FALLS, NC
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Devin Severt
  • Interment

    Location
    East Hudson Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    HUDSON, NC

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Mother Frances will long live in the hearts of the Handful Ministry Church Family. Her love for the word of God 🙏 and her songs of praise will be shared forevermore. She was truly loved. Pastor Stephanie Banner and the Handful Members
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