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Mrs. Ida Mae Murchison

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Mrs. Ida Mae Murchison, age ninety-nine, of the Jackson Hamlet Community, Aberdeen, North Carolina, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at FirstHealth/Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst, North Carolina.


She enjoyed a fifty-year career at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Carolina Hotel.


Survivors:  Son, Lenard Brice Murchison; grandchildren, Ardell Burke and Taushia Murchison Walker (Anthony); great-grandchildren, Major Brice Walker and Cynthia Madison Walker;  sister, Lessie Myrtle McCain; her “adopted children”, Sandy Bryant, Kay McRae, Linda McDowell, and Fran Lewis; former daughter-in-law, Northia Murchison;  her fellow church member, Brenda Haberfield; dedicated friend, Wayne Frye; along with a host of other relatives, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances.


Ida was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Willie Brice Murchison; son, William McArthur Murchison, daughter, Ogletree Burke, grandparents (who raised her), William and Katie Fuller, parents, Fairley Burke and Clyde Fuller McLean, siblings, Augustus, Thomas, Lenard, Thelma, Willie Mae McClaughlin, and Ben Burke.

Service Details

Private Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2:00 PM



Pinelawn Memorial Park

1105 West Morganton Road

Southern Pines, North Carolina


No public viewing will be held.


Interment:  Pinelawn Memorial Park

Veronica Johnson

You are in my prayers and thoughts as you go through this great loss. I have fond memories of she and Mother Bessie Harris great women of God! Rest in peace!

Daniel & Misty Bruce

We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Ida's passing! Our church group would go to PineLake to sing, and she was definitely one of our favorite people to visit with. She always had an interesting story to tell, a word of encouragement, and praise for The Lord. Despite her health problems, she was always positive and such a blessing to us every time we visited. Every year on her birthday, she would request a lollipop, so for the last couple of years we've brought her a huge lollipop to celebrate, and we were looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday this year. So sad to hear that she passed, but happy to know she'll be celebrating her birthday dancing and singing in Heaven! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, as I know she will be greatly missed!

Pat Corso

Reading the Pilot this morning is how I learned of Miss Mae?s passing. I have such fond memories of her at Pinehurst resort. ?Miss Mae? as she was know by everyone, was a key member of the Pinehurst team. She epitomized the goal of treating guest as if they were a guest in her own home. She helped make us all feel that it was always ?a beautiful day in Pinehurst?. My memory of her will remain and always bring a smile to my face.