Estella Blanche Hoover Murray

July 29, 1926October 25, 2018

Estella Hoover Murray, 92, formerly of Greensboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Moses Cone Hospital. A native of Randolph County, she was a daughter of the late John Duke and Nora Mae Hoover of Farmer, N.C.

She married Henry Bunn Murray, Jr. in 1944 and they had 4 children. They were married 32 years before his death in 1976. Estella was a homemaker and loved her children. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making and collecting dolls, gardening, and reading her Bible.

Survivors include her sons; Kenneth Murray of Siler City, Bennie Murray and wife Eula Mae, Lester Murray and wife Theresa; daughter Stella Joyce Wicker and husband Roy Wicker, Jr. all of Liberty, N.C. She is also survived by sisters; Wilma Patterson of Asheboro, Clara Smith and husband Marshall Smith of Denton, Bevilee Gallimore of Archdale; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Edith Loflin, Essie Shortsleeve; brothers, Wade, Joe, Ben (Sonny) Hoover; and 1 granddaughter Mitzi Murray.

The family will receive friends at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Graveside services will be held at Pleasant Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, 5929 Coble Church Rd. Liberty, N.C. on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

The Murray family would like to thank the staff of Moses Cone Critical Care Unit for their compassionate care to their mother.

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Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve The Murray Family.


  • Henry Bunn Murray Jr., Husband
  • John Duke Hoover, Father
  • Nora Mae Hoover, Mother
  • Edith Loflin, Sister
  • Essie Shortsleeve, Sister
  • Wade Hoover, Brother
  • Joe Hoover, Brother
  • Ben (Sonny) Hoover, Brother
  • Mitzi Murray, Granddaughter
  • Kenneth Murray, Son
  • Bennie Murray, Son
  • Eula Mae Murray, Daughter-in-law
  • Lester Murray, Son
  • Theresa Murray, Daughter-in-law
  • Stella Joyce Wicker, Daughter
  • Roy Wicker Jr., Son-in-law
  • Wilma Patterson, Sister
  • Clara Smith, Sister
  • Marshall Smith, Brother-in-law
  • Bevilee Gallimore, Sister
  • Estella also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018

Estella Blanche Hoover Murray

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Cheryl Pegram

October 27, 2018

Such a sweet meek and my lad lady! She was a one of a kind. She could quilt a quilt by hand in no time at all. Had the mist beautiful flowers ever and s goat she loved! She didn’t like it eating her flowers so she put a rope around it’s neck as she worked them. She couldn’t figure out how it was getting off and the rope shorter. She got the biggest laugh out of that❤️❤️❤️ You’ll be missed by all that knew you.
Resting in Paradise with all of your loves gone before you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Carol Stevenson

October 26, 2018

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.