May 1, 1941 ~ May 8, 2020

Born in: Haywood Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Benjamin Herndon Murray, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 8, 2020.

A resident of Buncombe Co., Mr. Murray loved hunting and fishing, and worked as a tree trimmer and mechanic for most of his life. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lebo and Gladys Murray; sister, Muriel Ensley; and step-son, Jeffrey Odom.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim West (David); grandchildren, Rachel Whiteside (Eric), Benjamin Graham West (Katie); great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Shelby, Kelsie and Luke; sisters, Martha Lance, Bobbie Whitted, and Jackie “Dot” Lance, all of Asheville; brother, Bruce Murray, of Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews; and his extended family, Thelma, Kenny Odom (Diane), David Odom (Christy), Lacey, Tyler, Kirstin, Allen (Mitzi), Melissa (Lamon), Selena, Ruby and LJ.

Mr. Murray’s family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

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Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Visitation: May 13, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Sorry to hear of ol’ Benny’s passing. I remember the old days of him being up at my Daddy’s store (Brendle’s Store) and the time he climbed the old Enka tower down at the “plant”. I don’t think that went over that well! Rest in peace old buddy.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the passing of Benny…We had so much fun in the loft of Lebo’s
    barn and Hay Loft. He had the best family in all the world, yes you too Jackie, even
    that is hard for me to admit since you and Martha married my old boy friends.
    God Bless ALL of you at this time, Just remember who his mom and dad was.
    W-O-W_ — what a heritage he had. I can’t help but believe he is in heaven with all them now. I look forward for the same trip!

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  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Ben was a very special friend to our family. He will be missed. All our love and prayers for the family. The Leroy Hipp Family

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