We Remember Alpha Lee Carswell; Father-in-law of Grady Murphy

APRIL 24, 1930 – MARCH 31, 2022


Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

Alpha Lee “Dude” Carswell, age 91, of Lenoir, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Alpha was born April 24, 1930, in Caldwell County to the late Lee and Pansy Porch Carswell. 

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Peggy (Coffey) Carswell, daughter, Tyra Murphy and husband Grady of Cleveland, Tn., two grandchildren, Jenna Murphy Middleton and husband Gavin, who is active U.S. Air Force, Jordan Murphy and his wife Sarah of Nashville, TN., three great-grandchildren, Haddie Middleton, Kylee Murphy, and Merritt Middleton. 

Dude Carswell proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as the General Manager at Bush Inc. until his retirement. He was both an avid fisherman and golfer. He served in music ministry and as church clerk at Heritage Pentecostal Church of Lenoir. He was honored as Layman of the Year for the Church of God Denomination in North Carolina. 

A chapel service at Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel will occur on Monday, April 4 at 2:00 pm, and visitation will occur one hour prior to the service, 1:00-2:00 pm. Officiating at the funeral service will be Rev. Joe Holden and Rev. Howard Smith. Interment will occur at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Lenoir, N.C., following the funeral service. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com for the Carswell family. 

Pendry’s Funeral Home of Lenoir is honored to have the privilege of serving the Carswell family.