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Mary Ellen (Hardison) Murphrey

August 28, 1933 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 85)


Mary Ellen Hardison Murphrey, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.


Mary was born in Lenoir County and lived in the area all her life. When William’s Limited and Uniform World were in the Mall, she did their alterations. Soon after she started doing alterations in her home by appointment. She raised registered Cocker Spaniel puppies and loved doing alteration, had given her opportunity to meet many interesting people.


She is preceded in death her parents, James and Lenoia Hardison.


Mary is survived by her sons, Ray Leo Murphrey, Jr of Kinston and Willard Murphrey and wife Nancy of Kinston; Jameson Murphrey and fiancée Caroline, Clayton Murphrey and wife Kayla, Olivia Murphrey; great grandchildren, Benson Murphrey and Kathryn Murphrey; and brother, James Lynwood Hardison and wife Brenda of Kinston.


Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home with Minister John Brick officiating. Burial will be held following the funeral service at Pinelawn Memorial Park.


Flowers are welcome, but donations may be made to Armenia Christian Church Flood Recovery Fund, 1817 US-70, Kinston, NC 28501.


To send flowers to Mary's family, please visit our floral section.


August 27, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garner Funeral Home
209 W Peyton Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501

Funeral Service
August 28, 2019

1:00 PM
Garner Funeral Home
209 W Peyton Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501

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