Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Joseph Murray


12/30/1983 - 02/03/2018


Joseph William Murray age 34, of Hayesville, NC passed away Saturday, February 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 will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Union Hill Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. Rev. Jim Payne will officiate. Pallbearers will be Michael Arvey, Luke Arvey and John Arvey, Ronnie Smith, Mike Hays, Adam Shepherd and Jonathan Shepherd.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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