Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Marlene Kidd Radford

05/17/1947 - 01/04/2022

Marlene Kidd Radford, age 74 of Murphy, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

She was born in Cherokee County, NC to the late Luther and Ida Whitener Kidd. Marlene had worked as a secretary/receptionist at the Murphy Senior Center where she retired in 1996. She enjoyed spending time with her family, loved gospel music, gardening and loved to cook for everyone. Marlene adored her two grandsons, Jasher Radford and Grant Reid. She was a member of Unaka Baptist Church.

Marlene was preceded in death by four brothers, David Kidd, Luther Kidd, Jr, Hobbert Ray Kidd and infant brother Frank Kidd.

She is survived by her husband, JC Radford; son Jeff Radford and wife Alisha; one daughter Cyndi Stiles and husband Eddie; brother, Wendell Kidd and wife Betty of Murphy; two sisters, Elizabeth Cannon of Murphy and Joyce Kephart and husband Otis of Alabama; two grandchildren, Brittany Reid and husband David and Jasher Radford; and one great grandson, Grant Reid.

Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Lawrence English, Rev. Nathan Rose and Rev. Rondal Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Unaka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Mashburn, Brian Thompson, Brandon Thompson, Travis Mashburn, Loren Jones and Eric Pullium. Honorary pallbearer will be Lewis Jones.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm-8 pm, Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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