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William Glynn Mangold

September 11, 1952 - May 25, 2016

Dr. William Glynn Mangold, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his home. Dr. Mangold was born in Fulton, Kentucky on September 11, 1952 to the late William Chester Mangold and Ruby Irene (Davie) Mangold. Dr. Mangold, whose passion was teaching, was Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Emerging Technologies in the Department of Management, Marketing and Business...
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Fannie Sue Rogers

May 31, 1920 - May 20, 2016

Mrs. Fannie Sue Rogers age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Rogers was born May 31, 1920 in Browns Grove, Kentucky, to the late Dow Jones, and Bettie Darnell Jones. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband H.S. Rogers. Survivors include one daughter, Betty A....
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Dorothy Ilene/Dot Taylor

August 15, 1920 - May 18, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Ilene Taylor, age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Taylor was born in Kirksey, Kentucky on August 15, 1920 to the late Virgil McCallon and Hettie McCallon. Mrs. Taylor retired from food services at Murray State University and was a member of the Goshen United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents...
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Billy Bradley Mitchell

January 6, 1969 - May 17, 2016

Mr. Billy Bradley Mitchell, age 47, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Mitchell was born January 6, 1969 in Murray, Kentucky. He was a self-employed floor mechanic and a member of the Ledbetter Baptist Church. Mr. Mitchell is preceded in death by his father, Billy Durant Mitchell; and by one son, Blake Monroe Mitchell. Survivors...
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Bruce Edward Timmerman

December 12, 1953 - May 15, 2016

Mr. Bruce Edward Timmerman, age 62, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Timmerman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 12, 1953. Mr. Timmerman is preceded in death by his father, George Rice Timmerman. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jane (Cunningham) Timmerman of Murray, Kentucky; one son, Chad Edward Timmerman of...
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Joe Thomas Thurman

January 26, 1932 - May 13, 2016

Mr. Joe Thomas Thurman, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Thurman was born in Brandon's Mill, Kentucky on January 26, 1932 to the late Galen M. Thurman, Sr. and Agnes (Folwell) Thurman. Mr. Thurman was a Certified Public Accountant for 40 years, the co-owner of Thurman, Martin and Colson CPA firm in Murray,...
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Joseph A. Blackford

November 25, 1929 - May 7, 2016

Mr. Joseph A. Blackford, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Blackford was born on November 25, 1929 in Auburn, Kentucky to the late Ed Blackford and Rosa Rager Blackford. He was a Supervisor at Ryan Milk Company, a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Poplar Spring Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is...
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Marjorie "Sue" Brandon

June 18, 1935 - May 2, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie "Sue" Brandon age 80, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Brandon was born June 18, 1935 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Finis Thompson and Annis McCuiston Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Fielder, and one brother, Jerry Thompson. Mrs. Brandon was a homemaker, and a member of the Green Plain...
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Jerry Don Duncan

June 27, 1945 - May 1, 2016

Mr. Jerry Don Duncan, age 70, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Princeton Health and Rehab in Princeton, Kentucky. Mr. Duncan was born in Murray, Kentucky on June 27, 1945. Mr. Duncan was employed at Wal-Mart before retiring and he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his father, Alfred R. Duncan; his mother, Luenelle (Hale) Duncan Nixon; and...
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Carolyn A. Morris

March 31, 1946 - April 30, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn A. Morris, age 70, of the Kirksey, Kentucky Community died on Saturday, April 30, 2016 due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Airport Road in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Morris was born on March 31, 1946 in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Robert E. Towery and Myra Hanley Towery. She was a retired Nurse's Aide at Long term care of the Murray Calloway County Hospital...
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Elizabeth Ann Hays

January 11, 1924 - April 27, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hays, age 92, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted living of Murray. Mrs. Hays was born in Murray, Kentucky on January 11, 1924 to the late Hermon O. Barber and Ava (Allbritten) Barber. Mrs. Hays retired from the Murray Calloway County Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and was a member of the University Church of Christ. In...
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Anna Mae Nance

October 12, 1926 - April 27, 2016

Mrs. Anna Mae Nance, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Nance was born in Murray, Kentucky on October 12, 1926 to the late Bob Hubbs and Helen (Hargrove) Hubbs. Mrs. Nance retired from the Murray City School System as a cafeteria worker and cook. She was a member of the West Fork Baptist Church. In addition to her...
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Reba Fay Parrish

September 1, 1937 - April 26, 2016

Mrs. Reba Fay Parrish age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was retired from Fern Terrace Lodge as a Dietician; She was a member of the Murray First United Methodist Church; She had taught Sunday School for several years; She was also spent many years as the wife of a farmer; She was an avid volunteer for the Calloway County...
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Lucille Haneline

February 23, 1920 - April 26, 2016

Mrs. Lucille Haneline, age 96, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was born February 23, 1920 in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Edgar Thomas and Lottie Carter Cooper. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Burie Haneline; one sister, Elizabeth Sheridan Jones; one brother, James "Red" Cooper. ...
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Alphus "Al' Adair

March 15, 1938 - April 25, 2016

Mr. Alphus "Al" D. Adair, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Adair was born in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 15, 1938 to the late John Wesley Adair and Pearl May (Wright) Adair. Mr. Adair before retiring worked as a life insurance salesman. He was of the Church of God faith. In addition to his parents Mr. Adair...
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Lonnie G. Brittain, Sr.

February 7, 1944 - April 23, 2016

Mr. Lonnie G. Brittain Sr., age 72, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Day Star Nursing Home in Cairo, Illinois. Mr. Brittain was born February 7, 1944 in Calloway County, Kentucky. He was a former employee with the Murray Division of Tappan, and retired from Briggs and Stratton. He was also of the Baptist faith. Mr. Brittain was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Hugh W. "Butch" Thompson

March 10, 1949 - April 22, 2016

Mr. Hugh Wayne "Butch" Thompson age 67, of Dexter, Kentucky, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Butch was born March 10, 1949 in Murray, Kentucky. He was a carpenter by trade and helped build a multitude of houses in the area. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda West Thompson, two...
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George Robert Hesselrode

January 2, 1917 - April 20, 2016

Mr. George Robert "Pops" / "Iceman" Hesselrode, age 99, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his home. Mr. Hesselrode was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on January 2, 1917 to the late Charles Edward Hesselrode and Armenta (Funderburke) Hesselrode. Mr. Hesselrode before retiring was the owner and operator of Public Ice Service in Murray, Kentucky. He was a member of the...
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Merl Maxine Starks

September 25, 1929 - April 20, 2016

Mrs. Merl Maxine Starks, age 86, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mrs. Starks was born in Stewart County, Tennessee on September 25, 1929 to the late Mack Monroe Sykes and Maggie Cecil Marie (Quinn) Sykes. Mrs. Starks was a homemaker and a member of the Hazel Church of Christ. She was also a member of the AM-Vets Auxiliary, VFW...
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Henry Louis Geller

November 8, 1930 - April 17, 2016

Mr. Harry L. Geller, age 85, of Benton, Kentucky, died at Lake Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Benton, Kentucky on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Euva Myrtlene Towery

June 16, 1926 - April 17, 2016

Mrs. Euva Myrtlene Towery, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care. She was a homemaker and a member of the Green Plain Church of Christ. Mrs. Towery was born June 16, 1926 in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Herman and Goldie Carraway Holland. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by two daughters, Marlyn Towery and...
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Lorene Nanny Geurin

November 16, 1922 - April 16, 2016

Mrs. Lorene (Nanny) Geurin, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear in Puryear, Tennessee. Mrs. Geurin was born in Calloway County Kentucky on November 16, 1922 to the late Samford and Lena (McCuiston) McClure. Mrs. Geurin was a homemaker and a cook for East Calloway County Elementary School for several years. She was a member of the...
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Homer Ray Elkins

March 11, 1929 - April 15, 2016

Mr. Homer Ray Elkins, age 87, of Dexter, Kentucky died at his home on Friday, April 15, 2016. Mr. Elkins was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on March 11, 1929 to the late Dallas Ruby Elkins and Lois Pritchett Elkins. Mr. Elkins worked at Tappan Manufacturing and later retired from the Calloway County Road Department. He was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. Mr. Elkins is...
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Albert Grisham

February 4, 1925 - April 15, 2016

Mr. Albert "Mac" Grisham, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Grisham was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on February 4, 1925 to the late Alvon A. Grisham and Ada (Jellicorse) Grisham. Mr. Grisham was a United States Navy retiree, serving 23 ½ years and later retired from the Oxnard Airport in Ventura County, California as...
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Doris Clista Scarbrough

September 10, 1930 - April 9, 2016

Mrs. Doris Clista Scarbrough, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 09, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Scarbrough was born in Calloway County on September 10, 1930 to the late Gus Enoch and Ethel James Enoch. She was a retired employee of K-Mart and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. In addition to her parents Mrs. Scarbrough was preceded in death...
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Richard Young

February 3, 1963 - April 9, 2016

Mr. Richard Young age 53, of Benton, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 09, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Young was born February 3, 1963 in Murray, Kentucky. He was an employee of Lubrizol Corporation in Calvert City, attended First Baptist Church of Benton, Kentucky, and was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Tyrone...
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Joseph Charles Ballard

January 5, 1930 - April 5, 2016

Mr. Joseph Charles Ballard age 86, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his home. Mr. Ballard was born January 5, 1930 in Danville, West Virginia, to the late Charles Dewey Ballard and Mona Harless Ballard. In addition to his parent he is also preceded in death by his wife, Bonita Thompson Ballard; three sons, Jon Ballard, David Ballard, Joseph Ballard Jr.; one sister, Betty...
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Bobby Joe Smith

October 28, 1942 - April 4, 2016

Mr. Bobby Joe Smith, age 73, of Hazel, Kentucky died on Monday, April 04, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Smith was born in Calloway County Kentucky on October 28, 1942 to the late Odell Lamb and Edna (Giles) Lamb. Mr. Smith worked at Tappan Manufacturing Company and later retired from Briggs and Stratton. He was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and had served...
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Carolyn Maxlow

September 8, 1937 - April 2, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn Alton Maxlow, 78, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Maxlow was born in Paducah, Kentucky on September 8, 1937 to the late Ed Alton and Hazel (Heaton) Alton. Mrs. Maxlow retired from Mattel and was a member of the Mason Chapel Methodist Church. In addition to her parents Mrs. Maxlow was...
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Bobby D. Locke

March 31, 2016

Mr. Bobby D. Locke, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home. He was a member of the Coldwater United Methodist Church and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Locke worked for Tappan Manufacturing Company in Murray for 26 years until it closed and later retired from Fisher Price in Murray. Bobby was born in Campbell, Missouri on May 22, 1930 to...
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Allene "Pete" Neale

August 2, 1921 - March 25, 2016

Mrs. Allene "Pete" Neale age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Pete was born August 2, 1921 in Paris, Tennessee, to the late Richard Dewitt Fairris and Bessie Brewer Fairris. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She retired from TVA Land between the lakes as a secretary, she also worked as a secretary for County...
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Dennis Keith Foley

June 4, 1962 - March 24, 2016

Mr. Dennis Keith Foley, age 53, of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Foley was born on June 4, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Donald Keith Foley and Doris Elaine Rupert Foley. He was employed at Paschal Truck Lines where he worked as a Diesel Technician. He was also of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife; Marilyn...
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Virginia "Renie" Higgins

August 26, 1952 - March 23, 2016

Ms. Virginia Irene "Renie" Higgins, age 63, of Clarksville, Tennessee formerly of Murray, Kentucky died at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Ms. Higgins was born on August 26, 1952 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Loman C. McDougal and Delores Lee Lassiter. Ms. Higgins was a former employee of Briggs and Stratton and was of the Baptist faith. In...
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Imogene Lampkins

February 11, 1921 - March 22, 2016

Mrs. Imogene Lampkins age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Lampkins was born February, 11, 1921 in Kirksey, Kentucky, to the late William Thomas Dulaney and Bertha May Norsworthy Dulaney. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church, and the Dorcus Sunday School class. In addition to her...
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Jerry Max Camp

April 10, 1939 - March 20, 2016

Mr. Jerry Max Camp, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his daughter's home after an extended illness. Mr. Camp was born on April 10, 1939 in Lynn Grove, Kentucky to the late William Wavel Camp and Jocy Lucille Smotherman Camp. Early in his life, Jerry worked as a delivery truck driver for Wonder Bread, and later in life he was a Traffic Coordinator for Carrier Air...
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William Raymond Disque

September 1, 1924 - March 20, 2016

Mr. William Raymond Disque, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Mr. Disque was born in Paris, Tennessee on September 1, 1924 to the late Clarence J. Disque and Margaret Alice (Sullivan) Disque. Mr. Disque was an electrical engineer and retired after 28 years from I.T.T. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church in...
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Kenny R. Hale

May 11, 1949 - March 20, 2016

Mr. Kenny R. Hale, age 66, of Dexter, Kentucky died at his home on Sunday, March 20, 2016 after an extended illness. Mr. Hale was born in Murray, Kentucky on May 11, 1949 to the late Coy L. Hale and Virginia E. Hale. Mr. Hale was a retired Masonry Construction operator engineer. He was an Army veteran and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Hale...
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Robbie Lee Stamps

February 24, 1919 - March 19, 2016

Mrs. Robbie Lee Stamps, age 97, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mrs. Stamps was born in Murray, Kentucky on February 24, 1919 to the late John Bernard Trevathan and Otie (Houston) Trevathan. Mrs. Stamps was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church and a longtime member of the Be One Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. Many...
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Irene Carter

May 22, 1931 - March 18, 2016

Mrs. Irene E. Carter, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mrs. Carter was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on May 22, 1931 to the late Earl Lamb and Novella (Wilkerson) Lamb. Mrs. Carter retired from Murray State University as a facility technician. After her retirement she later worked at Wal-Mart in the bakery department. She was of the Baptist faith. ...
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Jerry Wade Birdsong

April 14, 1979 - March 18, 2016

Mr. Jerry Wade Birdsong, age 36, of Murray, Kentucky died at the Murray Calloway County Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Birdsong was born in Nashville, Tennessee on April 14, 1979. Mr. Birdsong was employed by Southern Sheet Metal in Murray and was a member of the Calvary Temple Church. Mr. Birdsong was preceded in death by his...
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Bronda "Sue" Hargis

December 22, 1929 - March 18, 2016

Mrs. Bronda "Sue" Morton Hargis, age 86, of Gilbertsville, Kentucky died on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Hargis was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on December 22, 1929 to the late Melvin Morton and Eunice (Grogan) Morton. Mrs. Hargis before retiring was the secretary and office manager for Kentuckiana Yacht Sales. She was...
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Victor Stover

June 12, 1934 - March 14, 2016

Mr. Victor Stover age 81, of New Concord, Kentucky, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at his home. Mr. Stover was born June 12, 1934 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Stover was a self-employed truck driver, was of the Baptist faith, and also served in the United States Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Moore Stover of New Concord, Kentucky;...
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Belinda Kay Wilson

April 14, 1965 - March 14, 2016

Mrs. Belinda Kay Wilson, age 50, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Monday, March 14, 2016. Mrs. Wilson was born in Murray, Kentucky on April 14, 1965. Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her father, Prentice "Owen" Morrison, who died on October 3, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wilson of Murray, Kentucky, to whom she married on April 30, 2004; her mother, Gloria...
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Kenith Wayne Bray

September 1, 1952 - March 6, 2016

Mr. Kenith Wayne Bray, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, March 06, 2016 at his home. Mr. Bray was born September 1, 1952 in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Noble Hendon Bray and Ebith Louise Rowland Bray. He was a retired truck driver, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Bray. Survivors include Two sons, Brad Bray and...
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Linda Jean Hughes

December 17, 1949 - March 5, 2016

Mrs. Linda Jean Hughes, age 66, of Murray, Kentucky died Saturday, March 05, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Hughes was born December 17, 1949 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to the late Donald "Buck" Morse and Eleanor Zeletta Herzell Morse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Carey. Mrs. Hughes was a retired...
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Laszlo "Les" Jegenyes

October 6, 1937 - March 5, 2016

Mr. Laszlo "Les" Jegenyes, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Saturday, March 05, 2016. Mr. Jegenyes was born in Esztergom, Hungary on October 6, 1937 to the late Paul Jegenyes and Arenka (Kouacs) Jegenyes. Mr. Jegenyes was an Army Veteran and a 22-year retiree of the Army. He served two tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal. Mr. Jegenyes was a member of...
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Gerald "peewee" Sheridan

October 22, 1959 - March 5, 2016

Gerald D. Sheridan,(Peewee), age 56, of Hazel, Kentucky died on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Gerald was born on October 22, 1959. He was employed by Craig Forestry Division in Puryear, Tennessee for over 20 years and attended Union Primitive Baptist Church in McKenzie, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patti Jean Hughes Sheridan of Hazel, Kentucky; children, Wesley Sheridan ...
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Marbeth York Mathis

June 15, 1930 - March 4, 2016

Mrs. Marbeth York Mathis, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, March 04, 2016 at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Mathis was born in Flint, Michigan on June 15, 1930 to the late Louie York and Euna (Galloway) York. Mrs. Mathis was a homemaker and a member of the Westside Baptist Church. Prior to becoming a member at Westside Baptist Church Mrs. Mathis was a member...
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Scott Garland

September 8, 1971 - March 2, 2016

Mr. Scott Garland, age 44, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Garland was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on September 8, 1971. Mr. Garland was employed by the Kentucky Department of Transportation. He was of the Baptist faith, graduated from Calloway County High School in 1990 and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Mr....
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Barbara J. Morris

November 1, 1937 - March 1, 2016

Mr. Barbara Morris age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time; J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge.
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James "Jimmy" Vance

August 24, 1925 - February 29, 2016

Mr. James "Jimmy" Vance, age 90, of Almo, Kentucky died Monday, February 29, 2016 in Madisonville, Kentucky. Mr. Vance was born in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Clancey Vance and Allie (Williams) Vance on August 24, 1925. Mr. Vance retired from Tappan Manufacturing Company. He was an active member of the Scotts Grove Baptist Church where he was currently the oldest member. He taught...
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Linda Faye Wilkerson

October 12, 1936 - February 28, 2016

Mrs. Linda Faye Wilkerson age 79, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Wilkerson was born October 12, 1936 in Lynn Grove, Kentucky to the late Dempsey and Bessie Bazzell Beane. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Wilkerson; also three sisters, and six brothers. ...
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Billy A. Lester

July 19, 1941 - February 27, 2016

Mr. Billy Lester age 74, of New Concord, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Mr. Lester was born July 19, 1941 in Hayti, Missouri to the late Lloyd Clinton Lester Sr. and Pauline Jenkins Lester. He had retired from LWM repair, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Big Rock, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Jennifer Lynne Hicks

October 24, 1984 - February 25, 2016

Ms. Jennifer Hicks age 31, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, February 25, 2016. Mrs. Hicks was born October 24, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Jennifer was the Marketing Director and a Teller for Lake Chem Federal Credit Union. Jennifer was preceded in death by her father, Steven F. Lalla; maternal grandparents, Rev. Verne D. Cooney and Nancy Lynne Cooney. Survivors include her...
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Leonard "Barlow" Vaughan

October 19, 1942 - February 25, 2016

Mr. Leonard Vernon "Barlow" Vaughan, age 73, of Sedalia, Kentucky died on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Vaughan was born October 19, 1942 in Graves County, Kentucky, to the late Bernice Vaughan and Irene Forrester. He was a retired wholesale salesman with Rhodes Lumber Supply after 35 years of service. He was also a member of the Burnetts Chapel...
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Bobby Wayne Thompson

April 11, 1940 - February 25, 2016

Mr. Bobby Wayne Thompson, age 75, of Benton, Kentucky died on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at his home. Mr. Thompson was born in Marshall County, Kentucky on April 11, 1940 to the late Roy Lee Thompson and Mamie Jane (Bohannon) Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a retired auto body mechanic. He was a member of the Church Grove Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. In...
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Tyler Wheeler

June 22, 1991 - February 20, 2016

Mr. Tyler Wheeler, age 24, of New Concord, Kentucky died on February 20, 2016 in New Concord, Kentucky due to injury's sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Wheeler was born June 22, 1991 in Murray, Kentucky. He was a 2009 graduate of Calloway County High School, was employed with Stahler Welding, and was a member of the Bloodriver Baptist Church. Tyler was preceded in death by...
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Phil McCuiston

December 19, 1956 - February 20, 2016

Mr. Phil D. McCuiston, age 59, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. He was employed by Saputo where he had worked for over 39 years; He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church where he served as an usher, trustee and on several committees. Mr. McCuiston was born in Murray, Kentucky on December 19, 1956 to the late Joe Parker and...
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Ladeen "Deen" Spann

September 25, 1918 - February 20, 2016

Mrs. Ladeen "Deen" Spann, age 97, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Spann was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on September 25, 1918 to the late Bob Hubbs and Helen (Hargrove) Hubbs. Mrs. Spann retired from the Murray City School System as cafeteria manager after 25 years of service. Mrs. Spann was a member of the Memorial...
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Damon Lovett

August 23, 1928 - February 16, 2016

Mr. Damon Lovett, age 87, of Almo, Kentucky died on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee He was retired as a building contractor; he was a member of the Murray First United Methodist Church. Mr. Lovett was born in Hico, Kentucky on August 23, 1928 to the late Homer Gentry and Erma Lee Parrish Lovett. In addition to his parents he is also preceded...
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Mary Jo Swearengin

July 30, 1928 - February 15, 2016

Mrs. Mary Jo Erwin Swearengin age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was retired from TVA after thirty-four years of service. A member of the South Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, she enjoyed music and loved to sing. She always enjoyed and never missed birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations with her family. She...
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Arlene Ann Rice

September 27, 1934 - February 15, 2016

Mrs. Arlene Ann Sekira Rice, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Viera, Florida, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at her daughter's home. She was born in Bronx, New York on September 27, 1934 to the late Walter and Ann Broderick Sekira. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Samuel James Rice and one son Thomas Rice She was retired from First Federal of...
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William Eugene Justice

December 1, 1935 - February 15, 2016

William (Bill) E. Justice, 80, of New Concord, Kentucky, formerly of Greenup, passed away at 4:20 am on Monday, February 15, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup Illinois. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the service time. Burial will be in the Tippett Cemetery in rural Toledo Illinois. Bill...
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Cindie M. King

September 19, 1955 - February 15, 2016

Mrs. Cindie M. King, age 60, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, February 15, 2016 at her home. Mrs. King was born in Lexington, Kentucky on September 19, 1955. Mrs. King was a homemaker and a retired registered nurse. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau. Mrs. King is survived by her parents Burnette Mathis and Joyce Dean (Morris)...
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Laura Elizabeth Parker

October 21, 1925 - February 15, 2016

Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Farley Parker, age 90, of Hickory Woods in Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Parker was born in New Concord, Kentucky on October 21, 1925 to the late Wilson Farley and Eva (Lawson) Farley. Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and retired from Fisher – Price. She was a member of the University Church of Chris and a...
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Martha "Sue" Gamble

June 10, 1929 - February 14, 2016

Mrs. Martha "Sue" Gamble, age 86, of Farmington, Kentucky died on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Gamble was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on June 10, 1929 to the late Fred Kirkland and Mary (Arnett) Kirkland. Mrs. Gamble retired from the Calloway County School System and was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. In addition to her...
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Paul Kurz

August 19, 1934 - February 12, 2016

Paul Nickolas Kurz, Jr. of Murray, Kentucky, went home to Jesus and Pallie on February 12, 2016. He was born August 19, 1934, to the late Paul N. and Mary Elizabeth Kurz in Daviess County, Kentucky. Paul was active in the Knights of Columbus, and in the St. Leo Catholic Church, serving as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and visiting the home bound, and in the past served on the Pastoral Council, as...
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Deborah Sue Kingins

January 5, 1948 - February 12, 2016

Ms. Deborah Sue Kingins, age 68, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Kingins was born January 5, 1948 in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Lonzo Calhoon and Delma Doores Calhoon. She was a former rural mail carrier for 20 years, and was working at the Discount Tobacco store. She was also a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of...
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Bennie Purcell

December 10, 1929 - February 12, 2016

Mr. Bennie Purcell age 86, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at his home. Bennie was born December 10, 1929 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, to the late Floyd Allen Purcell and Audrey Thornton Purcell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Dean Fanning Purcell. Bennie is survived by two sons, Del Purcell and wife Susan of Louisville, Kentucky, and...
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Ida Pearl Chaney

February 10, 1927 - February 11, 2016

Funeral services for Ida Pearl Inman Chaney, 89, of Murray, KY, will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Burns officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at the funeral home. Mrs. Chaney passed away peacefully at home on...
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Linda Kay Ford

November 6, 1948 - February 9, 2016

Mrs. Linda Kay Ford, age 67, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Ford was born in Anna, Illinois on November 6, 1948 to the late Gene Williams and Doris Jean (West) Williams. Mrs. Ford retired from the Murray Calloway County Hospital business office and was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church in Wolf Lake, Illinois. ...
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Charles W. Cooper

December 24, 1928 - February 8, 2016

Mr. Charles W. Cooper age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Cooper was born December 24, 1928, in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, to the late Fredrick W. Cooper and Margaret Georgyk Cooper. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Mr. Cooper retired from the Engineering Department of...
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Donny W. Lyons

February 9, 1952 - February 8, 2016

Mr. Donny William Lyons, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, February 8, 2016 at his home. Mr. Lyons was born in Murray, Kentucky on February 9, 1952 to the late W.A. and Margaret Ann (Stevenson) Lyons. Mr. Lyons before retiring was the owner and operator of Lyons Electric in Murray as well as being a lifetime electrician. He was of the Baptist faith and had served in the National...
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Laura Ann Arnold

November 12, 1947 - February 6, 2016

Mrs. Laura Ann Cox Arnold age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 06, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Arnold was born November 12, 1947 in Marshall County, Kentucky, to the late Robert Eugene Cox and Martha Kathleen Barns Cox. She was a homemaker, and member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a...
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Billy Rex Hargrove

September 13, 1952 - February 6, 2016

Mr. Billy Rex Hargrove, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah, Kentucky after an extended illness. Mr. Hargrove was born in Roseville, Michigan on September 13, 1952 to the late Darrell and Hilda (Carraway) Hargrove. Mr. Hargrove was employed by Walmart and was a motorcycle and gun enthusiast. Mr. Hargrove...
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Duane B Vernot

September 25, 1961 - February 2, 2016

Mr. Duane B. Vernot, age 54, of Murray, Kentucky formerly of Michigan, died on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital, He was retired from Kenlake Foods after 22 years; he was a member of the Jeep Owners of Murray, Kentucky and the Kentucky Mountain Crawlers Club; he was a master mechanic and car enthusiasts. He was born September 25, 1961 in Pontiac, Michigan...
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Roy Alan Cothran

January 14, 1969 - February 1, 2016

Mr. Roy Alan Cothran, age 47, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at his home. Mr. Cothran was born January 14, 1969 in Murray, Kentucky. Alan was a graduate of Calloway County High School and Murray State University. He was a Civil Engineer, and project manager with the Walsh Corporation. Alan also served six years in the Army National Guard. ...
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James W. Collier, Jr.

September 9, 1943 - February 1, 2016

Mr. James W. Collier, Jr. of Ocean Springs, MS, age 72, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born on September 9, 1943 in Lexington, KY to Frances Baskett Collier and James William Collier, Sr. Jim received an M.B.A. from Murray State University and an M.A. from Webster University. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky where he...
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James G. Alton

June 17, 1933 - February 1, 2016

Mr. James Gilbert Alton, age 82, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Monday, February 01, 2016 at his home. Mr. Alton was born in Hazel, Kentucky on June 17, 1933 to the late Ed G. Alton and Hazel Marie (Heaton) Alton. Mr. Alton was a retired farmer and also worked at Tappan Manufacturing Company for 23 years. He was of the Methodist faith. In addition to his parents Mr. Alton was preceded in death...
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Joe Pat Ray

July 23, 1940 - January 31, 2016

Mr. Joe Pat Ray, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky died January 31, 2016 at his home. Mr. Ray was born on July 23, 1940 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Harold L. Ray and Myrtle Lee Lamb Ray. Mr. Ray was retired as the owner and operator at Ray's Drywall. He was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ. In addition to his parents Mr. Ray was preceded in death by one brother (infant),...
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Euel Lee Kimbro

December 18, 1928 - January 31, 2016

Mr. Euel Lee Kimbro, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Kimbro was born in Hamlin, Kentucky on December 18, 1928 to the late Charlie Edmond Kimbro and Cora Elizabeth (Thompson) Kimbro. Mr. Kimbro retired from Murray State University in the upholstery department and prior to his retirement he was employed at Tappan...
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Glada Joy Buchanan

October 5, 1927 - January 30, 2016

Mrs. Glada Joy Buchanan age 88, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at North Crest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee. Mrs. Buchanan was born October 5, 1927 in Portia, Arkansas, to the late Lawrence King and Lacey Gertie King. She was a housewife, mother, and grandmother to five grandchildren, David Lamb, Scott Buchanan, Christina Buchanan Mathis, Jennifer Lamb Holder...
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Mary Kathryn Cleaver

March 4, 1933 - January 30, 2016

Mrs. Mary Kathryn Cleaver age 82, of Almo, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Cleaver was born March 4, 1933 in Almo, Kentucky, to the late Guy Yandell Smith and Mary Frances Hopkins Smith. She was a homemaker, and member of the Almo Church of Christ. She also volunteered several years in the Murray Calloway County Hospital Pharmacy. In addition to her parents, she was...
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George Edward Overbey, Jr

October 12, 1934 - January 29, 2016

Mr. George Edward Overbey Jr. age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Overbey was born October 12, 1934 in Murray, Kentucky, to the late George Edward Overbey Sr. and Reba Mae Key Overbey. He was a retired attorney. Ed was appointed chairman of the Public Service Commission, and served under Governors Wilkinson, and Jones. Ed was...
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Virginia Ruth Boston

July 12, 1924 - January 25, 2016

Ms. Virginia Ruth Boston, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Phillip Ray Carson

November 1, 1947 - January 25, 2016

Mr. Phillip Ray Carson, age 68, of Hardin, Kentucky, formerly of Kirksey, died on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Carson was born November 1, 1947 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Fred Thomas Carson and Lena Moselle Roach Carson. Phillip was a farmer, and retired from Briggs & Stratton. He was also a member of the Kirksey Baptist Church. ...
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Verlene Joseph Bowerman

August 6, 1928 - January 24, 2016

Mrs. Verlene Beane Joseph Bowerman, age 87, of Kirksey, Kentucky died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Bowerman was born August 6, 1928 in Lynn Grove, Kentucky, to the late Dempsey and Bessie Bazzell Beane. She retired as a cook from the Calloway County School System, and prior to that, she was a cook at Murray State University food service....
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Hollis Carlton Miller

March 12, 1931 - January 21, 2016

Hollis Carlton Miller, 84, a minister of the Gospel for 60 years, departed this life at his home in Murray, Ky., surrounded by his family, on Thursday, Jan 21, 2016. He was born in Barren County, Ky. on March 12, 1931, to John Wesley and Euna Whitlow Miller who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by four brothers, Louis Stanford, John Stanley, Charles Edward, Bedford Leon; two sisters,...
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Steven Daniel Manners

December 9, 1995 - January 20, 2016

Mr. Steven Daniel Manners, age 20, of Murray, Kentucky died in San Mateo County, California on January 20, 2016. Mr. Manners was born in Murray, Kentucky on December 9, 1995. He was employed by Amazon in Jeffersonville, Indiana and had been attending the University of Louisville. He was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his great maternal and great...
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Charles Wayne Davis

June 10, 1938 - January 20, 2016

Mr. C. Wayne Davis, age 77, of Murray, Kentucky died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at his home. Mr. Davis was born on June 10, 1938 in Golden Pond, Kentucky to the late Charles Milton Davis and Doris Imo Gillahan Davis. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenter's Union, as well as a member of Eastwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret O'Nan Davis of Almo,...
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Manon Wilson

July 23, 1922 - January 17, 2016

Mrs. Manon Wilson age 93, of Almo, Kentucky, died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Wilson was born July 23, 1922 in Paducah, Kentucky to the late Thomas and Artie Underwood Brandon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dolphus Wilson, son, William Wilson, grandson, James Cooper Wilson,...
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Braxton "Brad" Hicks

September 19, 1939 - January 16, 2016

Mr. Braxton "Brad" Hicks age 76, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at his home. Mr. Hicks was born September 19, 1939, in Fort Payne, Alabama, to the late Brelon and Gladis Lawson Hicks. He was a retired welder, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Hicks of Murray, Kentucky, they married on September 23, 2012 in Murray; two step daughters, Tiffany...
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Yancey L. Watkins

October 12, 1934 - January 15, 2016

Yancey Lee Watkins, 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 15, 2016 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was born in Uniontown, Kentucky, on October 12, 1934, to Jordan Cole and Elizabeth Watkins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Lee Ann Watkins. He attended Western Kentucky University for his undergraduate degree. He received a master's degree from Peabody...
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Joanne Honefanger

August 6, 1926 - January 15, 2016

Ms. Joanne L. Honefanger age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Ms. Honefanger was born August 6, 1926, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Jefferson and Maude Sinclair Honefanger. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, Jefferson G. Honefanger. Ms. Honefanger was a retired personnel consultant with...
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Shannon Harris

March 20, 1968 - January 12, 2016

Mr. Shannon Harris, age 47, of Madisonville, Kentucky, died Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburg, Indiana. Mr. Harris was born March 20, 1968 in Madisonville, Kentucky. Shannon was a contractor for residential and commercial building. Survivors include one son, Dalton Harris, of Murray, Kentucky; parents, Stanley Dale Harris, and Hazel Elkins Harris of...
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Robert S. Gholson

October 13, 1943 - January 8, 2016

Mr. Robert S. Gholson, age 72, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the St. Thomas – Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Gholson was born in Dixon, Illinois on October 13, 1943 to the late A.M. Gholson and Mary Ellen (Terry) Gholson. Mr. Gholson retired from Northwestern Wire and Steel in Sterling, Illinois. He was a Marine Corp. veteran of the...
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Marjorie Mae Penley

September 26, 1925 - January 8, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie M. Penley, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky died Friday, January 08, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Penley was born in Bradley, Illinois on September 26, 1925 to the late Harvey Saindon and Maude (Topliff) Saindon. Mrs. Penley was a retired inspector for the Krohler Manufacturing Company in Bradley, Illinois and was a member of the Eastwood Baptist Church. ...
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Connor Adams

March 27, 1997 - January 7, 2016

Mr. Connor Ian Patrick Adams, age 18, of Hazel, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his home. Connor was born in Jacksonville, Florida on March 27, 1997. Connor graduated from Calloway County High School in 2015 and was currently attending Murray State University. He was an active member and usher of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. He was a Life Scout in the Boy...
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Marjorie Giese

September 7, 1922 - January 6, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie F. Giese, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Robert "Sid" Easley

October 26, 1940 - January 5, 2016

Robert S. (Sid) Easley, age 75, passed away at his home in Murray, Kentucky on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. He was born October 26, 1940 in Mayfield, Kentucky and was preceded in death by his father, Johnson Easley, and his mother, Lucille Easley. Mr. Easley is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Melissa J. Easley, his brother, Dan Easley, his two sons, Eric and Don Easley, and his five...
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