Frances Drucilla (Lynch) Murdock

March 25, 1923 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 99)


Frances Drucilla Lynch Murdock, 99, a resident of Murdock Rd. Troutman, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House.

Frances was born on March 25, 1923, in Cherryville, NC to the late Walter Lynch and Eva Kiser Lynch. She graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College class of 1972 and worked as a teacher at Celeste Henkel Elementary School. Frances was an active member at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and served as county commissioner from 1978 to 1990. Mrs. Murdock volunteered at Iredell Memorial Hospital as a Pink Lady where she had over 2000 hours of volunteer work. During her time as a teacher and county commissioner she was recognized with multiple outstanding service awards including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine awarded by the NC Governor in 2000. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her first husband, John Carl Murdock, Jr, second husband, Gilmer Lethco Murdock, daughter, Nancy Anne Murdock Barnes and stepson, Gilmer Lethco Murdock, Jr.

Frances is survived by her son, John Carl Murdock, III (Louise) of Mount Pleasant, stepdaughter, Kathryn Page (Darrell) of Elizabethtown, nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, April 14 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Deter Punt officiating. Visitation with the family will be held immediately after at the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow at a later date at St. Michaels Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 

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Funeral Service
April 14, 2022

2:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
225 Morgan St.
Troutman, NC 28166

Visitation Following Service

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
225 Morgan St.
Troutman, NC 28166


Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
225 Morgan St., Troutman NC 28166

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