Dorothy Elizabeth Elkins Murdock
"Asheville – Dorothy Elizabeth Elkins Murdock, 87, of Asheville, died
Wednesday, October 8, 2009, at the John Keever Solace Center in Asheville.
"Dorothy was born on November 21, 1921, near Forks of Ivy, in Buncombe
"She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bill, in 2006. She is
survived by her son, Ron Murdock and wife, Marcia, of Lander, Wyo.; her
daughter, Nora Murdock and husband, David Keller, of Bat Cave; her sister,
Flora Gaddy of Archer, Florida, and her sister, Frances Ruth Owenby of
"The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Murdock will be at 11 a.m. Friday at
Buckner-Elkins Cemetery near Piney Mountain Baptist Church (where she was a
lifelong member) near Forks of Ivy. The pastor, Steve Freeman will officiate.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the John F. Keever Solace Center for
their excellent care and compassion in the last days of her life. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, John F. Keever Jr. Solace
Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813.
"Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with the arrangements.
The memorial register is available at Obituaries at www.grocefuneralhome.com."
CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Obituaries, Published: 2009-10-09