Carolyn Powell Murdock


Carolyn Powell Murdock, 71, of Mills River, passed away Dec. 3, 2015, at Elizabeth House, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Transylvania County.

She graduated from Rosman High School and retired from Ecusta after 42 years of dedicated service.

She loved her family, cooking shows and her puppies.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Looney and Inez Powell; sister, Jean McJunkin and brother, Larry Powell.

She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Murdock, of the home; daughter, Anita Lowe, of Boone; step-daughters, Karen Furnari, and Deborah Muse; stepson Richard “Chuck” Murdock, of Mills River; grandchildren, Dustin Furnari, of Chicago, Ill., Karla Furnari, of Mills River, Katie Wilson and husband, Andy, of Waco, Texas, Lauren Muse, of Mills River and Tanner Muse, of High Point, N.C .; sister, Jane Guinn and husband Ira; brothers, Sammy Powell and wife, Billie Jean, and Johnny Powell and wife Janet; sister-in-law, Ginger Weisberg and husband, Herman, of Mills River; brother-in-law Lloyd McJunkin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held in the Chapel at Moody-Connolly Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, from noon – 2 p.m.

A graveside service to be held at Shepherd Memorial Park, 5045 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, at 3 p.m.

Memorials are requested to be made to Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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