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Joseph William Murray

Joseph William Murray age 34, of Hayesville, N.C. passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at his residence.
His family remembers his younger days as happy ones where he begged his three sisters to let him in their room, to ride bikes with him, to bake things for him, his endless riding of his go-cart and their cars.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel; grandmother, Christine Murray and his papaw Allen Hays.
He is survived by one son, Lucas Arrowood; his parents, James William and Belinda Diana Hays Murray; grandmother, Dorothy Rogers; sister, Michelle Shepherd and husband Shane and their six children, Josh, Sam, Jonathan, Maryanna, Adam and Sarah; sister, Julie Arvey and husband Michael and their two children, Luke and John; sister, Jane Murray and great nephews and nieces, Joseph and Rachel Shepherd and Paysley Arvey; and a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at the Union Hill Cemetery in Hayesville, N.C. Rev. Jim Payne officiated. Pallbearers were Michael Arvey, Luke Arvey and John Arvey, Ronnie Smith, Mike Hays, Adam Shepherd and Jonathan Shepherd.
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Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997