Ada Gravenor (1920 - 2014)

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Ada May Murphy Gravenor

Snow Hill-Ada May Murphy Gravenor, 94 of Snow Hill, formerly of Salisbury, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Born June 7, 1920 in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Merrill Murphy, DVM and Ada May Whayland Murphy. She was married in 1943 to the late Russell Winston Gravenor in Salisbury.

She is survived by a son, Merrill W. Gravenor of Snow Hill; three grandchildren; Msgt. Michael R. Gravenor and wife, Susanne, of Shreveport, LA, Merrill (M.J.) Gravenor and wife, Aeriel of Salisbury and Tina Louise Gravenor Thompson of Hurlock; several nieces and nephews, especially a special niece, Jenifer Hashem of Thorndale, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband in 1980; a step-mother, Susie W. Murphy; twin-sister, Merrill Falcone; brothers, William Murphy, DVM and Robert Murphy; step-brothers, Dick Carter and Herbert Murphy.

Special gratitude is extended to Amy Farozic, Janet Adams, Rev. Bob Miller, Mrs. Tom Wescott and others of Coastal Hospice, for their caring help and services in her last few weeks and days. Likewise, good friends, George and Anita Dix of Snow Hill and Mary Tippie Stokes of Linkwood, MD were most helpful to the family.

Services will be private with burial at Allen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit to express condolences to the family.


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Holloway Funeral Home
501 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 742-5141
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Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 14, 2014
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