Carol Murray

Carol Johnston Murray, 81, of Mooresville, went home to be with her Lord, Savior, and her husband Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living in Charlotte.

She was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Mooresville, to the late Norman Blaine and Ruby Smith Johnston. Mrs. Murray was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Mooresville. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family was her true source of happiness; they were her heart and soul.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Buddy Eugene Murray; sister, Frances Kistler; sister-in-law, Jennie Johnston; and brother-in-law, Jack Murray.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin Bailey and husband, Michael; granddaughter, Brandon Sweagon and her children, Tucker and Emma; grandson, James Bailey and wife, Rachel, their children, Mack and August; her siblings, Barbara Sellers, Hubert Johnston, Thomas Johnston and wife, Johnnie; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, Nancy Benfield and husband, Mickey, and Judy Murray.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m., with services following at 2 p.m., at Berea Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Sparrow and Wayne White officiating. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Murray family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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