Frances Drucilla Lynch Murdock, 99, a resident of Murdock Road, Troutman, N.C., passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, N.C.

Frances was born on March 25, 1923, in Cherryville, N.C., 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 2,000 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 N.C. 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 at 2 p.m. on 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.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

3 thoughts on “Frances Drucilla Lynch Murdock

  1. Sally Parker says:

    Frances was a wonderful person, friend and servant to this county – a life well lived.

  2. Linda Powell Schade says:

    Johnny and Louise: I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many sweet memories of Frances!

  3. deborah a poole says:

    Frances was my 5th grade teacher, memorable mentor and my favorite teacher. She made such a difference in my young life, and I always reminded her of that. She was so kind and always greeted me with a smile and hug. I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an angel, but earth lost an angel. Prayers to all.

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