Lucille Marcus

    Lucille Marcus, 94, of the Owl Creek community north of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Murphy Medical Center.
    She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the daughter of the late Charlie and Corda Duckworth Sexton. After her husband’s retirement in 1970, they moved to this area.
    Lucille was a former member of the Hanging Dog Community Club. She was a member of Owl Creek Baptist Church, of which her father was the founder.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clinton Marcus; one son, Neil Marcus; one brother, Clarence Sexton; and three sisters, Lola Hass, Florence Henson and Emily Hass.
    She is survived by one son, Phillip Marcus of Murphy; two daughters, Ann Pirtle of San Antonio, Texas, and Susan Fowler of Murphy; five grandchildren, Keith Marcus, Kurt Marcus, Brian Stuhl, Marcus Mauney and Ashley Dixon; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday April 3, at Owl Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Randy Johnson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Henson, Danny Henson, Kenneth Dockery, David Ott, Neal Kephart and Gene Kephart.
    The family received friends at 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Owl Creek Baptist Church.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Owl Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 2550 Owl Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906.
    You may send tributes to the Marcus family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.