Martha M. Lance

Martha M. Lance

ASHEVILLE – Martha Lee Murray Lance, 87, passed away Sunday, Oct. 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, the Rev. 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 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Center Pigeon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Karl Zielkie and the Rev. Brent Cochran officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. 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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