May 19, 2023
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.




May 19, 2023
2:30 p.m.

Betty Sue Murray, 82, of Morganton, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was born in Burke County on September 1, 1940 to the late Charles Duval Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jarrett Anderson. She was a devoted wife and mother. Betty loved her siblings and their families dearly.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Murray; and longtime friend, Stephen Perry.

She is survived by her son, Sam Murray; grandsons, Luke Murray and Noah Murray; siblings, Kent Anderson, Elaine Mosteller, Johnny Anderson, Nancy Brutz and Joe Anderson; and a number of extended family.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Burke Memorial Park.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Sam, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Just know my Thoughts and Prayers are with you. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but knowing her son tells me she was a beautiful, wonderful lady... Praying for you and your family...


So sorry for your loss. I grew up on Asheville Street near Betty Sue, a childhood friend. We lost contact when I moved away.

—Jean Clark Simmons

Sam, I’m so sorry about your Mom and Luke and Noah about your Grandmother. Betty was a very special lady who loved you all very much. I’ll be thinking about you Friday but I will not be able to attend the visitation or the service at Burke Memorial Park. Prayers for you all and much love. Aunt Barb

—Barbara Lingerfelt
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She was such a bright light in my life and I always loved getting to see her when growing up! I will always have fond memories of her and uncle Charlie! My heart goes out to Sam and the boys! I know she is going to be with all of you looking over your shoulder as the loving angel she was here on earth as well as heaven!

—Kristen Rockett Thien
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I didn't get to meet Betty. She gave my dad a home for the last 10 years of his life, and for that, I will be forever grateful. Rest in peace, Betty, and may your memory always be a blessing.

—Amy Harsell and family

So sorry for your loss. May your heart be healed knowing that she no longer suffers. Her 1958 senior Morganton High School annual picture caption - Short n' sweet...stenographer-to-be...very quick.

—Jacquelyn Ward

Dear Sam, Luke, and Noah, My sympathy on the passing of your mother and grandmother. It’s especially hard during Mother’s Day week. I wish you all comfort and strength as you move forward without her. Fondly, Nancy Ferguson Brown 💕

—Nancy Ferguson Brown