Dateline: Bakersville, NC
Ora Barnett Murdock, age 99 of Snow Creek Rd, Bakerville, NC went home to be with the Lord May 22, 2023. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Paul and Lizzie Oaks Barnett. She was retired from Ellen Knitting Mills in Spruce Pine, NC.
Ora was a member of Lily Branch Baptist Church and was a caregiver for many area residents. She cared greatly for and provided love to many sick, and elderly in Mitchell County. She enjoyed tending her garden, and making crafts and quilts. She deeply loved her family and will be missed by them and many in her community.
Survivors include her son Dr. Phil Murdock (Theresa) of Newland, NC, her daughter Carolyn Pendley, of Morganton, NC, seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband Walter Murdock, her children Christina Widener and Wayne Murdock, four brothers, three sisters and a son in law Danny Pendley.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Henline - Hughes Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Williams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Lily Branch Cemetery.
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