OBITUARY

Phoebe Murdock Andrews

October 6, 1924April 14, 2014

Phoebe Murdock Andrews, 89, of Morganton died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Grace Ridge Retirement Center in Morganton where she had made her home in recent years. She was born October 6, 1924, in Troutman and was the daughter of the late Fred Jasper and Elsie Plyler Murdock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Bryan Andrews, and a brother, Conda Murdock. Phoebe and Tom were married on July 19, 1946, and were longtime residents of Statesville until relocating to Grace Ridge in December 2003 and donated land to the City of Statesville for the city’s Greenway system. They were members of Broad Street United Methodist Church where they were active in the Christian Family Class and enjoyed their many friends there. They also enjoyed ballroom dancing and were members of the Rhythm Dance Club. Phoebe was especially fond of her time spent swimming at the Statesville YMCA and was always appreciative of the friendships forged there. She is survived by a daughter, Laura Andrews Mitchell (Everette) of Dover, New Hampshire; two sons, Douglas Bryan Andrews of Greensboro and William Bryan Andrews (Kathryn) of Statesville; three granddaughters, Sydney Andrews Wittman (Cody) of Greensboro, Julia Ross Andrews and Elizabeth Kathryn Andrews both of Statesville; two sisters, Lois Murdock Tomlinson of Davidson and Vallie Murdock Sharpe of Kettering, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Betty Jean Lazenby Murdock of Statesville; and several beloved nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Memorial service celebrating Phoebe’s life will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014, at Broad Street United Methodist Church and the family will speak with friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. A private family burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Statesville, NC 28687; Statesville Christian School, 1210 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or to Grace Ridge Retirement Center, Staff Scholarship Fund, 500 Lenior Road, Morganton, NC 28655. The family would like to express their very deepest gratitude to everyone at Grace Ridge – the staff in all departments, caregivers and companions – for the kind and loving care extended to Phoebe and Tom over the years. They are very special people to us. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 18, 2014
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JOEY WITTMAN

April 21, 2014

IM SORRY TO SAY I NEVER KNEW MRS ANDREWS PERSONALLY , BUT I KNOW SHE WAS A STRONG , BRAVE, GOD FEARING WOMAN WHO LOVED HER FAMILY, AND HER FAMILY LOVED HER.I BELIEVE THE FRUIT DOES'NT FALL FAR FROM THE TREE. I KNOW BRYAN IS .THE KIND, LOVING PERSON HE IS TODAY, BECAUSE HIS MOTHER

Carolyn Kath

April 19, 2014

Laura, my deepest sympathies in the loss of your dear mother. She was a sweet lady and I always enjoyed saying "hello" when she ate at my mother's table at Grace Ridge in Skilled Nursing. Prayers for peace are with you.

Mildred-Ruth Scheer

April 18, 2014

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your Mom must have been a very special lady to have a daughter as dearand as sweet as you.

April 17, 2014

I want to express my sympathy for PHOEBE'S family and to Sydneym I am sorry for you lost. Thinking of you today, Grandmothers have a special place in our hearts.

Diane Locklear and Family

Mary Danielson

April 17, 2014

I knew your mother and father when they moved to Grace Ridge. Delivering mail I use to visit her in Assisted Living with her lovely smile she always asked me to sit down for a miniute. I saw her in Skilled Nursing too. I"m happy for her now, and send you my heartfelt love and sympathy. Sincerely, Mary

Elaine Kutteh Goslin

April 17, 2014

Sorry to learn about your loss. I remember your mother well. She was a wonderful person. Bryan, it was so nice to see you at the service for my mother on Sunday. Please know strength is being sent your way during this time.

Bob McSwain

April 16, 2014

Laura, Doug, and Bryan-

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a lady. I visited you house many times and she was always great.

Peace.
Bob McSwain

diana hampton

April 16, 2014

I want to express my deepest sympathy to Phoebe's family. I had the pleasure of taking care of Miss Phoebe at Grace Ridge while she was in skilled nursing. Even though I haven't worked there in a couple of years I still think of those I had the honor to know and she's has a special place in my heart. I loved it when I could make her laugh. It always made my day. May God be with all of you.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

April 16, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY