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Martha Lee (Murray) Lance

March 18, 1934 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 87)


Asheville - Martha Lee Murray Lance, 87, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Mission Memorial Campus.

Martha was a native of Flint, Michigan and was a daughter of the late Lebo and Gladys Stamey Murray.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Rondell “Bud” Lance, who died in 2016; one sister, Phyllis Ensley; and one brother, Ben Murray.  Martha enjoyed reading, word search, attending camp meetings, and cooking.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Easton (Mark) of Canton; two sons, Rondell Lance, Jr. of Asheville and Donnie Lance of Candler; and two sisters, Bobbie Jane Whitted of Asheville and Jackie Lance of Candler; one brother, Bruce Murray of Harrisburg, Virginia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Center Pigeon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Karl Zielkie and Reverend Brent Cochran officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.                                                       

The care of Mrs. Lance has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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October 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton
3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716

Graveside Service
October 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Center Pigeon Baptist Church Cemetery
224 Center Pigeon Road
Canton, NC 28716

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