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 Hazel <I>Murphy</I> Abernathy

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Hazel Murphy Abernathy

  • Birth 3 Jul 1927 Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 22 Nov 2009 Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 44812810

Hazel Murphy Abernathy, age 82, of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

She was a native of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Manco and Ida Elizabeth Sutton Murphy. Hazel was a homemaker and attended Wilscott Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Tony Murphy; brother, Richard Murphy and sister, Anna Merle Hardin.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Reid and her husband, Louis of Murphy, NC; a brother, Frankie Murphy and his wife, Wanda of Murphy, NC; two grandchildren, Brian Reid and Erik Reid and two great-grandchildren, Emily Reid and Rachel Reid.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. Rev. Billy Rhodes and Rev. Dwayne Anders will officiate. Interment will at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at the Sunset Cemetery in Murphy, NC. Pallbearers will be Brian Reid, Erik Reid, Gene Messmer, George Van Buskirk, Ronnie Williamson and Tom Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





  • Created by: elizabeth
  • Added: 26 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44812810
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hazel Murphy Abernathy (3 Jul 1927–22 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44812810, citing Sunset Cemetery, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by elizabeth (contributor 47119070) .