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Blanche Pittman

August 22, 1926 - May 21, 2015

Mrs. Blanche Pittman, age 88, of New Concord, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home. She was a member of the New Concord Church of Christ; she was a homemaker. Mrs. Pittman was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on August 22, 1926 to the late Irvan Lamar and Elsie Edmonds Hendon. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Pittman; one son,...
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Todd Walker

September 4, 1962 - May 19, 2015

Mr. Todd Walker, age 52, of Murray, Kentucky died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home after an extended illness. Todd was born September 4, 1962 in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He was a minister, song leader, and teacher at the Glendale Road Church of Christ. He taught the College age class, and the young at hearts. He earned a B.S. in Business at Freed Hardeman University. Todd was preceded...
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Charles Thomas Grogan

October 9, 1922 - May 19, 2015

Mr. Charles Thomas Grogan, age 92, of Murray, Kentucky died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home. He was born in Murray, Kentucky on October 9, 1922, to the late James Dee and Inez Yarbrough Grogan. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by two sisters, Morelle Hickingbottom and Edna Lee Wilson; one brother, James Max Grogan; one niece, Anna-Marie McCage. After returning from...
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J.D. Grogan

May 30, 1934 - May 17, 2015

Mr. J.D. Grogan, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his home. His daughter, Jennifer, was at his bedside, and his two poodles, Jake and Kelly, were there with him along with his two cats and several of his long-time caregivers and friends. Mr. Grogan was born May 30, 1934, in Almo, Kentucky to Newman I. Grogan and Ruby C. Roberts Grogan. A devoted husband and...
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William "Bill" Clendenen

March 24, 1941 - May 17, 2015

Mr. William "Bill" Clendenen, age 74, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mr. Clenden was retired from Fisher-Price after more than thirty years, and was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church. Mr. Clendenen was born on March 24, 1941 to the late William Zenith Clendenen, Sr. and Elsie Davis Clendenen. In addition to his...
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Ronald Dale England

March 23, 1944 - May 17, 2015

Mr. Ronald D. England, age 71, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2015 after an extended illness. Ronnie was born March 23, 1944, in Carlisle County, Kentucky, to the late Roy James and Gracie Snow England. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Elwanda Sullivan, two brothers, Lindy and Doug England. Ronnie was a retired First sergeant,...
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Raymond "Buddy" Hewitt

August 16, 1927 - May 15, 2015

Former MSU golf coach Buddy Hewitt died peacefully at Hickory Woods Assisted Living on Friday,May 15, 2015. A memorial service will be held on June 5th at First United Methodist Church in Murray. Visitation will be held from 4-6 pm, with the service to follow at 6pm. Preceding him in death was the love of his life, Naomi Hewitt. Survivors include a son, John R. Hewitt, a daughter Lynn Hewitt...
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Catherine Sedlacek

October 9, 1919 - May 14, 2015

Ms. Catherine V. Sedlacek, age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Ms. Sedlacek was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on October 8, 1919 to the late Thomas and Teresa Sedlacek. Ms. Sedlacek retired from Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she was of the Catholic faith. Ms. Sedlacek is survived her nephew...
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John C. Emerson

July 3, 1929 - May 13, 2015

Mr. John C. Emerson age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday May 13, 2015 at the Spring Creek Health Care, in Murray, Kentucky. He was a member of the Cherry Corner Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon; he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army; he was retired from Sears as the manager of the Murray, Kentucky store where he was transferred to in 1967; he was a Kentucky Colonel; he was a...
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Kyle Devin Rogers

April 4, 1988 - May 11, 2015

Mr. Kyle Devin Rogers, age 27, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Kyle was born in Murray, Kentucky on April 4, 1988 to his parents Don and Rhonda Rogers of Murray. Kyle was a 3rd Distiller at Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, Kentucky and took much pride in being a moonshiner. He was the PA announcer for the Calloway...
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Albert Klossner

June 26, 1934 - May 10, 2015

Mr. Albert Klossner, Sr. age 80, of Janesville, Wisconsin formerly of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Viola C. Freeman

June 29, 1929 - May 10, 2015

Mrs. Viola C. Freeman age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Freeman was born June 29, 1929 in Morehead City, North Carolina, to the late Zack and Lillian Willis Styron. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Bartol, and two brothers, Jack and Lester Styron. ...
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Joseph W. Fischer, Sr

August 2, 1945 - May 6, 2015

Mr. Joseph W. Fischer Sr., age 69, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his home. He was retired from Industrial Maintenance for General Electric in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born August 2, 1945 in Louisville Kentucky to the late Daniel J. and Virgie L. Bowman Fischer. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by one sister, Joyce E. Brummel. Mr....
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Julie Saylors

October 17, 1957 - May 6, 2015

Ms. Julie Ann Saylors, 57, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Julie was born October 17, 1957 in Rockwood, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Calloway County High School, and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed with the Graves County Health Department in Mayfield, Kentucky. Survivors include her Father, Carlee Saylors of...
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Donna Kay Rayburn

November 6, 1946 - May 5, 2015

Mrs. Donna Kay Rayburn, age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Rayburn was born in Murray, Kentucky on November 6, 1946. Mrs. Rayburn had taught elementary school in Paris, Tennessee and worked in sales at Jae Enterprises Inc. Mrs. Rayburn was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Rayburn was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Murphy. She is...
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Doris Irene West

June 29, 1935 - May 4, 2015

Mrs. Doris I. West, age 79, of Hardin, Kentucky died on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. West was born in Jacksonville, Illinois on June 29, 1935 to the late James Cecil Henderson and Martha A. Leeper Henderson Dober. Mrs. West was a homemaker and had been employed by Walgreens Pharmacy in Decatur, Illinois. She was a member of the Crossroads Church of God in...
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Jimmy Dale Graham

August 16, 1942 - May 3, 2015

Mr. Jimmy Dale Graham age 72, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Graham was born August 16, 1942 in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Hobart Horton Graham, and Pocahontas Smith Graham Hutson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Jean Graham, and a brother, Henry Sonny Hilton Graham. Mr. Graham was a...
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Sally Anne Grisham

February 4, 1925 - April 29, 2015

Mrs. Sally Anne Grisham age 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Grisham was born on February 4, 1925, in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Tollie Dell McMillen and Tulia Spann McMillen. Mrs. Grisham served as School Secretary for 20 years at the Oceanview Shool District in California, and The Temple Avenue Christian School for 10...
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Tim Lemons

December 30, 1956 - April 26, 2015

Mr. Tim Lemons, age 58, of Murray, Kentucky died at his residence on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Tim was born in Graves County, Kentucky on December 30, 1956 to the late Barber and Emma Jean (Hill) Lemons. Mr. Lemons was the owner and CEO of Tim Lemons Irrigation and he was of the Baptist faith. Tim is survived by his wife Beverly Lemons of Murray, to whom he was happily married for 35...
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Rhoda Sue Pocock

March 2, 1922 - April 26, 2015

Mrs. Rhoda Sue Pocock, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Spring Creek Health care in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Pocock was born March 2, 1922 in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Jacob Levi and Kate Daniel Mahan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Sherman Pocock, on July 11, 1984; step son, Johnny R. Pocock, three sisters, Beurdean...
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Eva Grey Lehman

April 23, 2015

Mrs. Eva Grey Atkins Lehman of Murray and Birmingham, Michigan died at her home on Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Nolen and Lucille Atkins of Murray. Mrs. Lehman owned a farm that has been in her family for over one-hundred years, in the Elm Grove area of Murray. She was baptized at Elm Grove Baptist Church in Murray and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in...
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Shirley McCarty

November 16, 1936 - April 22, 2015

Shirley McCarty, 78, of Savannah, TN went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 22, at Skyridge Hospital in Cleveland, TN. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Charles O. and Ollie Hudson. She was united in marriage to Ted McCarty, who preceded her in death. She was a longtime member of the Temple Baptist Church, where she served faithfully. She retired from Angelica...
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Mary Dick Magidsohn

August 3, 1938 - April 22, 2015

Mrs. Mary Dick Magidsohn, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Magidsohn was born in Calloway County Kentucky on August 3, 1938 to the late Lawrence and Virgie Hill Dick. Mrs. Magidsohn was a retired dental assistant and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. In addition to her parents Mrs. Magidsohn was preceded...
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Mildred I Musser

October 19, 1937 - April 21, 2015

Mrs. Mildred I. Musser, age 77, of New Concord, Kentucky died on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:55 a.m. in the Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was born in Houston County, Tennessee, on October 19, 1937. She was a beloved wife and mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was married to Howard Musser for 56 years prior to his death in 2011. She traveled the world for 20 years as a...
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Carol S. Ordiway

August 30, 1940 - April 21, 2015

Mrs. Carol S. Ordiway, age 74, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Ordiway was born August 30, 1940 in Highland Park, Michigan, to the late Wilfred and Esther Albers Glaser. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Fain; sisters, Helen Maynarich, and Shirley Draucker; twin brother, Carl Glaser, brother,...
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Donnie Joe Prescott

August 13, 1954 - April 20, 2015

Mr. Donnie Joe Prescott, age 60, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Prescott was born in Trigg County Kentucky on August 13, 1954 to the late J.R. Prescott and Wilma (Wells) Prescott. He was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Prescott was preceded in death by his wife Linda Jean Prescott;...
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Ralph E. Ragsdale

September 3, 1923 - April 18, 2015

Mr. Ralph E. Ragsdale, age 91 of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Ragsdale was born on September 3, 1923 to the late Gardner and Stella Hale Ragsdale. Mr. Ragsdale was a retired electrician. He was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and was an Army Veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents Mr. Ragsdale was preceded...
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Troy Max Spencer

March 22, 1938 - April 18, 2015

Mr. Troy Max Spencer, age 77, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Spencer was born in Bemis, Tennessee to the late Troy Edward Spencer and Vera Holmes Spencer on March 22, 1938. Mr. Spencer was a retired chemical engineer from Vanderbilt Chemicals in Murray, Kentucky. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Murray, the Baptist...
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Betty Duvall

November 15, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Mrs. Betty Duvall, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky died peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Betty was born on November 15, 1924 in Detroit Michigan to Arnold and Augusta Lumm who immigrated from Germany in early 1920's. Betty served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1948-1952. She was stationed at Madigan...
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Laurel McManus Doughty

July 11, 1987 - April 14, 2015

Mrs. Laurel Ashely McManus Doughty, age 27, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. She was a homemaker; she was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. Laurel was born July 11, 1987 in Jacksonville Florida. She is preceded in death by one uncle, Bruce Wayne McManus; grandfather, Hugh Wayne McManus; grandmother, Frances...
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Evelyn Key

November 3, 1919 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Evelyn Key, age 95, of Livonia, Michigan formerly of New Concord, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 09, 2015 in Livonia, Michigan. Mrs. Key was born in New Concord, Kentucky on November 3, 1919 to the late Vander Williams and Ida Winscott Williams. Mrs. Key was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents Mrs. Key was preceded in death by her husband William H....
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Linda Webb

October 16, 1958 - April 9, 2015

Ms. Linda Sue Webb, age 56, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 09, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care She was born in Edenton, North Carolina on October 16, 1958 to the late Leon Douglas and Elender Chambers Webb She is survived by her brother, L. D. Webb of Hardin, Kentucky. No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be made at www...
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Laura Morrison

September 9, 1918 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Laura Morrison, age 96, of Dexter, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 09, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. She was a former employee of Sue & Charlie's in Aurora, Kentucky where she worked in the kitchen. Mrs. Morrison was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Morrison was born September 9, 1918 in Trigg County, Kentucky to the late Phil and Lillie Jones Futrell. In addition...
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Clifford E. Tinsley

November 29, 1925 - April 6, 2015

Cliff Tinsley (89) of Murray, Kentucky (formerly of Godfrey, Illinois) passed away on Monday, April 6 at Murray Calloway Hospital. He was born on November 29, 1925. Cliff was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a thoughtful, kind man with a big heart and a big smile. After retiring as an elementary school principal in the Alton, IL school district, he spent his retirement years enjoying...
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John Winter

September 21, 1921 - March 26, 2015

John Campbell "Jack" Winter (b. Sep 21, 1921) served in WWII as an officer of the 724th Field Artillery Battalion, 69th Infantry Division, the first American division to link up with the Russians. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Upon return to the US he rejoined his young wife and son in Lake Charles, LA and re-entered Louisiana State University where he earned his BM degree in...
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Ruth Gwendolyn Diggs

June 26, 1938 - March 25, 2015

Ruth Gwendolyn Miller Diggs was born in Almo, Kentucky on June 25th, 1938 to Leon P. and Bessie Noland Miller. At an early age she was baptized and joined Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church where she served as secretary and treasurer for the Sunday school. She began her education at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. She then went to Douglass High School and in addition to being an excellent...
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Kurt Trotter

October 4, 1965 - March 25, 2015

Mr. Kurt Trotter age 49, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his home. Mr. Trotter was born October 4, 1965 in Rockford, Illinois. He was the owner and operator of Trotter's Wood Shop, and attended the Glendale Road Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Sandy Trotter. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Trotter of Murray, Kentucky, they married...
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Wilma Wadkins

September 24, 1946 - March 24, 2015

Mrs. Wilma Wadkins, age 68, of Kirksey, Kentucky died at her home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mrs. Wadkins was born September 24, 1946 in Marshall County, Kentucky, to the late Joe Hollie Copeland and Evalena Roberts Copeland. She was a homemaker, and member of the Coles Campground United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wadkins,...
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Rosalee Kelso

March 24, 2015

Mrs. Rosalee Kelso, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church; she was a retired beautician being the former owner of Rosalee's Beauty Shop. She was born in Conway, Arkansas to the late Finious E. and Rosie E. Nimmo Williams. In addition to her parents she is also...
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Linda Cochran Allbritten

June 10, 1952 - March 23, 2015

Mrs. Linda Cochran Allbritten, age 62, of Kirksey, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Western Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Allbritten was a member of the First Christian Church in Murray; she was an avid blood donor nearing the ten gallon mark and coordinator for the First Christian Church Blood Drive; she had retired as a child care giver. She was born in Murray, Kentucky on June...
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Patricia Ann Harrell

May 16, 1940 - March 23, 2015

Ms. Patricia Ann Harrell age 74, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Ms. Harrell was born May 16, 1940 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Pat and Marguerite Overcast Harrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by her brother; Jimmy Harrell Sr. She was a member of the Eastwood Baptist Church. Ms. Harrell is survived by...
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Barbara Allen Lax

March 3, 1943 - March 21, 2015

Mrs. Barbara Allen Lax, age 72, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Lax was born in Graves County Kentucky on March 3, 1943 to the late Robert Holloway and Hilda (Darnell) Holloway. Mrs. Lax retired from Murray State University as a bookkeeper for the Department of Computer and Information Systems. She was a member of the...
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James H. Frank

February 1, 1929 - March 19, 2015

Dr. James Howard Frank, 86, of Murray, KY and longtime Murray State professor and booster, died Thursday leaving his wife of 63 years, Norma Jean Davidson Frank. Frank, who earned his doctorate at Peabody College in 1965, taught Health, Physical Education and Human Sexuality at Murray State University for 27 years until his retirement in 1991. He met Norma at Lakeshore (TN) Methodist Camp,...
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Dorthy Mae Finch

February 16, 1928 - March 18, 2015

Mrs. Dorthy Mae Finch age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Finch was born February 16, 1928, in Royal Oak, Michigan, to the late, Hobart and Bernice Hughes Morgan. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murray, Kentucky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Edwin Finch;...
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Arthur Lewis Campbell

February 22, 1945 - March 16, 2015

Mr. Arthur Lewis Campbell, age 70, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Monday, March 16, 2015. Mr. Campbell was born in Cantwell, Missouri on February 22, 1945 to the late Ira Campbell and Gladys (Warwick) Campbell. Mr. Campbell retired from the GAP Distribution Center in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was an Airforce Vietnam veteran and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents...
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Delbert Tanner

October 31, 1931 - March 14, 2015

Mr. Delbert Tanner age 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at his home. Mr. Tanner was born October 31, 1931 in Heflin, Kentucky, to the late Alvey and Jeanette Johnson Tanner. He was a retired financial business manager with Glenn Buick Enterprise, in Lexington, Kentucky. He was also a member of the Eastwood Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Donna Bucy Tanner of...
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Ruth Faye Nance

December 20, 1942 - March 10, 2015

Mrs. Ruth Faye Nance age 72, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at her home. She was retired from Murray State University as a Binding Forman in Printing Services; she attended Bell City Baptist Church She was born December 20, 1942 in Dresden, Tennessee to the late Vincent Mansfield and Frances Blackburn Calhoun. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death...
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Mabel G. Lovell

January 21, 1921 - March 8, 2015

Mrs. Mabel G. Lovell, age, 94 of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Lovell was born January 21, 1921, in Wheatcroft, Kentucky, to the late Bill and Willa Belle Basham Hancock. She was a retired Registered Nurse, and was a veteran of Army Nurse corp. in WWII. She was also a member of the Northside Baptist Church. In addition to...
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Linda Lou Miller

September 1, 1961 - March 8, 2015

Mrs. Linda Lou Miller, age 53, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, March 08, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Miller was born in Murray, Kentucky on September 1, 1961 to Harold Anderson and to the late Glenda (Collins) Anderson. She was a registered nurse and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Miller is survived by her father Harold Anderson of Murray, Kentucky; husband Dale...
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Gary "Buster" Ray

July 20, 1950 - March 4, 2015

Mr. Gary E. "Buster" Ray, age 64, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at his home. Mr. Ray was born in Murray, Kentucky on July 20, 1950 to the late Will Eaker Ray and Lillian Irene (Morgan) Ray. Mr. Ray was an auto dealer and was a member of the Goshen United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his step-father, Ulis Woods;...
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Martha Sue Turner

June 8, 1945 - March 3, 2015

Mrs. Martha Sue Turner, age 69, of Hardin, Kentucky died Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Turner was born June 8, 1945 in McCracken County, Kentucky, to the late Robert Eugene Cox and Martha Kathleen Barnes Cox. She was a former employee with Murray State University, and Fisher Price. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two daughters...
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James Richard Brown

October 9, 1945 - March 2, 2015

Mr. James Richard Brown, 69, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, March 2, 2015 at his home. Mr. Brown was born in Monroe, Louisiana on October 10, 1945 to the late Chester Brown and Louise (Stokey) Brown. In addition to his parents Mr. Brown was preceded in death by four brothers, Johnny Brown, Bill Brown, George Brown and Levelle Brown. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Glenda Sue...
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Bonnie Sue Story

March 5, 1941 - February 26, 2015

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Futrell Story, age 74, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, after a long struggle with cancer, at Bradford Heights Nursing Home in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Mrs. Story was born March 5, 1941 in Golden Pond, Kentucky. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jane Thurman, step father, M.V. Thurman, and son, Doug Story. Survivors...
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Robert Lee Stephenson

March 19, 1930 - February 24, 2015

Robert Lee Stephenson, 84, passed away from natural causes on February 24, 2015. He was born on March 19, 1930 to Edward Bruce and Georgia Harville Stephenson, in Rienze, Alcorn County, Mississippi. He married Kathern Inell Smith on October 23, 1948. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his son Kerry Robert on June 1, 2012. He married Evelyn Sophia...
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Donna Kay Lamb

May 2, 1943 - February 24, 2015

Mrs. Donna Kay Lamb, age 71, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Lamb was born May 2, 1943 in Eldorado, Illinois, to the late Herbert and Myrtle Garcia Walker. She was retired from Mattel Fisher-Price and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents Mrs. Lamb was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lamb; and sister,...
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William F. Ruby

November 13, 1924 - February 14, 2015

William "Bill" F. Ruby of Murray, Kentucky passed away February 14, 2015 at home. He is the oldest son of Carl and Margaret Ruby. Born 1924 in Cambridge, Ohio. He grew up in the depression years. In his words: "I started with nothing, my childhood was great but we had very little." This spring his wife and children will carry his ashes "home" to New Concord, Ohio. At that time a gathering...
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Sammy "Sam" Edmonson

May 11, 1950 - February 14, 2015

Mr. Sammy "Sam" Edmonson age 64, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at his home. Mr. Edmonson was born in Kingston, West Virginia on May 11, 1950 to the late Herbert and Alpha Johnson Edmonson. Mr. Edmonson was retired as an auto technician after 26 years of service with Parker Ford. He was a member at the Old Salem Road Missionary Baptist Church. He was also an Army Vietnam...
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Willard Mitchuson

February 16, 1931 - February 12, 2015

Mr. Willard Mitchuson, age 83, of Dexter, Kentucky died on Thursday, February, 12, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Mitchuson was born in Trigg County Kentucky on February 16, 1931 to the late Ed Mitchuson and Nelle (Colsten) Mitchuson. Mr. Mitchuson was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents Mr. Mitchuson was preceded in...
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Polly M. Washer

January 19, 1927 - February 11, 2015

Polly M. Washer of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Green Acres Healthcare in Mayfield, Kentucky. Graveside services will be held on 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 13. 2015, at the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 11 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Mrs. Washer, age 88, was a 1946 graduate of Tolers Business...
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Harley T. Emmons

September 20, 1930 - February 8, 2015

Mr. Harley T. Emmons, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Emmons was the son of the late Thomas P. and Sallie B. (East) Emmons of Richmond, Kentucky. He served 4 years during the Korean War in the United States Air Force. Mr. Emmons graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after he was honorably...
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Christine Lee

September 4, 1954 - February 8, 2015

Ms. Christine Lee, age 60, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, February 08, 2015 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. Ms. Lee was born in Murray, Kentucky on September 4, 1954 to the late Coy Elton "Pudd" Lee and Ophie Estel (Darnell) Lee. Ms. Lee attended the Westside Baptist Church in Murray. In addition to her parents Ms. Lee was preceded in death by two...
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Marjorie Crass

November 13, 1912 - February 4, 2015

Mrs. Marjorie Crass, age 102, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, February 04, 2015, at the Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Murray, where she participated in the Gleaner Friendship Sunday School Class and the Wesleyan Circle. She retired from Lerman's Department Store after over fifty years, having been manager for...
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Dennis Richard Hayman

September 6, 1934 - February 3, 2015

Mr. Dennis Richard Hayman, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky died on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Hayman was born September 6, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. Early in his life he worked construction as a sheet metal and iron worker. Later in life he was a business owner in Illinois. He was also of the Lutheran faith. Mr. Hayman was preceded in death by his...
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Harold Garner

June 14, 1946 - February 3, 2015

Mr. Harold D. Garner, age 68, of Almo, Kentucky died on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Garner was born in Murray, Kentucky on June 14, 1946 to the late Coy Crass and Johnie Enoch Crass. Mr. Garner had retired from Morning Star Foods and he was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents Mr. Garner was preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie...
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Virginia S. Scott

October 16, 1938 - February 2, 2015

Ms. Virginia Scott, 76, of Murray Kentucky died on Monday, February 02, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Ms. Scott was born in Lake County, Indiana on October 16, 1938 to the late John Robbins and Isabelle Darrah Robbins. She was a waitress and of the Methodist faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, James Francis Scott; and one grandchild,...
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W. J. Pitman

August 12, 1924 - February 1, 2015

Dr. W.J. Pitman, age 90, of Murray, KY died Sunday, February 1, 2015 surrounded by his family at Murray Calloway County Hospital. W.J. was born at home, August 12, 1924, in Murray, next door to where he resided on Olive Street for the past 48 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Judson Pitman and Opal Robinson Pitman. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Lyle...
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Aubrey Odell Lamb

September 8, 1919 - January 31, 2015

Mr. Odell Lamb age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab in Paris, Tennessee. Mr. Lamb was born September 8, 1919 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Robert Tilman Lamb and Ollie Simmons Lamb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Giles Lamb, sister, Hazel Buchanan, brothers, James Lamb, and George...
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Barbara Chilcutt

December 21, 1936 - January 30, 2015

Mrs. Barbara Davis Chilcutt, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Chilcutt was born December 21, 1936, in Cook County, Illinois, to the late H.E. and Terris Willoughby Davis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Chilcutt, sister, Edith Thibideau, brother, Warner Davis. Mrs....
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Gordon T. Greenup

March 19, 1950 - January 29, 2015

Mr. Gordon T. Greenup, age 64, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Dover, Tennessee died on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Greenup was born in Murray, Kentucky on March 19, 1950 to the late Gordon R. Greenup and Jewel (Lyons) Greenup. Mr. Greenup was a retired radio disc jockey and member of the University Church of...
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Samuel V. Duvall

August 19, 1924 - January 24, 2015

Dr. Samuel Vaughan Duvall, 90, died on January 24, 2015 at his home in Murray, Kentucky. Sam was born August 19, 1924, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Samuel R. and Carey Duvall. Sam served in the Army Air Corps as a sergeant in the 382nd Air Service group. He was an airplane mechanic as a part of the military aircraft repair efforts and flew "Over the Hump" in the China Burma India Theater...
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Donna Kay Holmes

October 23, 1947 - January 23, 2015

Mrs. Donna Kay Holmes, age 67, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Holmes was born in Murray, Kentucky on October 23, 1947 to the late W.O. Vaughn and Madie (Hutson) Vaughn. Mrs. Holmes retired from the Food Service Department at the Murray Calloway County Hospital after 27 years of service. In addition to her parents Mrs....
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Walter Lee Reed

December 24, 1928 - January 23, 2015

Mr. Walter Lee Reed, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Reed was born in Hensley, Kentucky on December 24, 1928 to the late Frank and Mary (Webb) Reed. Mr. Reed retired after 44 years of service with the Kroger Manufacturing Division. Mr. Reed was of Baptist faith, a Marine veteran and a member of the Cincinnati Lodge, ...
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Jane Cantrell

February 16, 1953 - January 22, 2015

Mrs. Jane Cantrell, age 61, of Murray, Kentucky died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Cantrell was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on February 16, 1953. Mrs. Cantrell a homemaker, a Data Entry Specialist, and along with her husband ran and operated Cantrell Farms where they raised ducks and earthworms. She was a member of the Friendship Homemakers Club and attended...
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Billy "Gauge" Roberts

January 20, 2015 - January 20, 2015

Billy "Gauge" Roberts, born and died on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Gauge is survived by his parents, Brent and Meagan Crouse Roberts of Murray, Kentucky; sister, Peyton Roberts of Murray, Kentucky; paternal grandfather, Billy Roberts of Murray, maternal grandparents, Jimmy Crouse of Murray, and Angie Crouse of Murray. Gauge was preceded in death by...
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Sara Johnson

October 31, 1933 - January 18, 2015

Mrs. Sara Johnson, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was an active member of the Memorial Baptist Church and the Winsome Sunday School Class; She had been an employee of the Tiny Hearts Daycare Center formerly Ms. Mary's Playschool. She was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on October 31, 1933 to the...
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Greg James

October 28, 1955 - January 17, 2015

Mr. Greg James age 59, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born on October 28, 1955, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Jim James and Sue Middlebrooks James. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one brother; Ronald James. He was an employee at Briggs and Stratton and a member of the Memorial Baptist...
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Evon Towery

October 9, 1933 - January 17, 2015

Mrs. Evon Towery, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at her home. She was born on October 9, 1933 to the late Jack Breedlove and Nola Tidwell Breedlove. She was a retired Supervisor of Food Services at the Murray Calloway County Hospital for 31 years, and a member of the West Fork Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step...
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Cecil Cowsert, Sr.

December 21, 1946 - January 16, 2015

Mr. Cecil Cowsert Sr., age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at his home. He was born on December 21, 1946, in Rosiclare, Illinois, to the late Alfred J. Cowsert and Doris Vaughn Cowsert. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant sister. He was retired after 33 years of service to Henkel and retired from Briggs and Stratton in 2008. He was a Post 73...
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James Thomas Rose

October 23, 1931 - January 15, 2015

Mr. James Thomas Rose, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Rose, along with his wife, Sue, owned and operated Rose's Wheel Alignment for thirty three years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, and served as a deacon for fifty years. He also loved Sunday school and served as Sunday School Director. He was a veteran of the...
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Berlene Johnston

December 25, 1932 - January 13, 2015

Mrs. Berlene Johnston age 82, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in Pee Wee Valley, Kentucky. She was retired from Fisher Price โ€“ Mattel She was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on December 25, 1932 to the late Homer and Mary Darnell Wicker. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Glen Y. Johnston; two...
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Edwin Shultz

December 6, 1931 - January 12, 2015

Mr. Edwin "Ed" Shultz, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky died Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Murray โ€“ Calloway County Hospital. He was born December 6, 1931 in Tiffin, Ohio. He was a man of the Catholic faith. Mr. Shultz was employed in the dairy business with Meadow Gold Dairy in Ohio for 30 years before moving to Murray in 1987 to join Ryan Milk from where he retired in 1999. In retirement, Ed...
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William Harold Cashion

December 14, 1956 - January 11, 2015

Mr. William Harold Cashion, 58, of Murray, Kentucky died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mr. Cashion was born in Calloway County Kentucky on December 14, 1956 to the late Wayne Carolos Cashion and Grace Morris Cashion. Mr. Cashion was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents Mr. Cashion was preceded in death by one brother, Davis...
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Colby James Paschall

January 9, 2015

Colby James Paschall, born into the arms of the Angels on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Murray โ€“ Calloway County Hospital. Baby Colby is survived by his parents, Gene Dale Paschall and Natasha Duncan of Dexter, Kentucky; his maternal grandparents, James Duncan and Jenny Duncan of Dexter, Kentucky; paternal grandparents, Barry Paschall and Melissa Paschall of Murray, Kentucky; one brother,...
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Charles D. Johnson

September 7, 1925 - January 8, 2015

Mr. Charles D. Johnson, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Johnson was born in Calloway County Kentucky on September 7, 1925 to the late Tannie Johnson and Obera (Jones) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a farmer and a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. In addition to his parents Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by...
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Wayne Eugene Thompson

May 31, 1959 - January 7, 2015

Mr. Wayne Eugene Thompson, age 55, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at Baptist Health of Madisonville, Kentucky. He was of Church of Christ Faith He was born in West Milton, Ohio on May 31, 1959. He is preceded in death by his father, William Earl Thompson. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Carolyn Bridges Thompson of Clarksville, Tennessee; two sisters,...
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Neta Gale Smotherman

May 15, 1941 - January 5, 2015

Mrs. Neta Gale Smotherman, age 73 of Hazel, Kentucky died on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri. Mrs. Smotherman was born in Calloway County Kentucky on May 15, 1941 to the late J.I. Patton and Louise (Paschall) Patton. Mrs. Smotherman retired from the New Madrid County, R1 High School in New Madrid, Missouri as a former teacher and guidance...
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Matilde Canady

September 18, 1926 - January 3, 2015

Mrs. Matilde Hansen Canady, age 88, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Gwinnett Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Canady was born in Bicol, Philippines on September 18, 1926 to the late Hans Christian Hansen and Margarita (Guevarra) Hansen. Mrs. Canady was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church. In addition to her parents Mrs. Canady was preceded...
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Billy "Travis" Hammack

December 27, 1929 - January 3, 2015

Mr. Billy "Travis" Altman Hammack age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 03, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Hammack was born December 27, 1929 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to the late William Travis and Ida Mae Edmiaston Hammack. He was a retired supervisor from the United States Postal Service in Peoria, Illinois; A Boy Scout leader; Song leader and Deacon...
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Virginia "Ginni" Hopkins

December 7, 1940 - January 2, 2015

Mrs. Virginia "Ginni" Weatherly Hopkins, age 74, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 02, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Hopkins was born December 7, 1940, in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Roy Weatherly Sr. and Lucille Irvan Weatherly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Frances Richardson, and Kay Ray. She was a graduate of...
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Christine Calcagno

January 7, 1951 - December 31, 2014

Mrs. Christine J. Calcagno, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital ER. She was employed as a hairdresser She was born in Glenview, Illinois on January 7, 1951 She is preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Calcagno She is survived by her mother, Joy Eades Calcagno of Gastonia, North Carolina; her father, Vincent...
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Judy Clayton

June 7, 1950 - December 30, 2014

Mrs. Judy A. Clayton, age 64 of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born in Humboldt, Tennessee on June 7, 1950. Mrs. Clayton is preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Plunkett; one sister, Delores Moore; twin brothers, Floyd Plunkett and Loyd Plunkett. She is survived by her husband, C.W. Clayton of Murray, Kentucky...
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Florianna "Flo" Wright

December 1, 1931 - December 28, 2014

Ms. Florianna Georgina "Flo" Wright, age 83 of Murray, Kentucky died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at her home after an extended illness. Ms. Wright was born in St. Peter, Kansas on December 1, 1931 to the late Joseph Billinger and Catherine Knoll Billinger. Ms. Wright grew up in Garden City, Kansas and moved to Murray in 1955. Many would know her from her years at Family Shoe Store, Belks and...
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Rita Carson

March 3, 1942 - December 24, 2014

Mrs. Rita Elizabeth White Carson, age 72 of Sikeston Missouri, formerly of Murray, Kentucky died, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Missouri. She as a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ; she was a former employee of the Murray Calloway County Hospital working in the business office for over 20 years. Mrs. Carson was born in Murray,...
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Loretta Fay Beach

July 16, 1934 - December 23, 2014

Mrs. Loretta Fay "Granny" Beach age 80, of Saint Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at the Northside Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Mrs. Beach was born July 16, 1934 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to the late Henry and Gracie Humphries Fortson. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert...
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Peck Jones

February 16, 1928 - December 23, 2014

William Arlie " Peck" Jones, native and lifelong resident of Calloway County, died December 23, 2014 at the Lake Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Benton, Kentucky. Mr. Jones was the youngest of ten children born to, Arlie Jones and Harriet Smith Jones. He was born on February 16, 1928. He grew up in the Dexter, Kentucky community and attended school at Brooks Chapel and Almo. He...
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Arthur Graves Ferguson

December 31, 1932 - December 22, 2014

Mr. Arthur Graves "Moss" Ferguson age 81, of New Concord, Kentucky, died Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born December 31, 1932, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Lynn and Lucy Steele Ferguson. He was a member of the Blood River Baptist Church, and a retired Auto body repairman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
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Evelyn Hicks Overbey

February 11, 1919 - December 21, 2014

Mrs. Evelyn Hicks Overbey, age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Overbey was born in Calloway County Kentucky on February 11, 1919 to the late Howell Perry Hicks and Parthenia (Outland) Hicks. Mrs. Overbey was a homemaker and a member of the Union Grove Church of Christ. In addition to her parents Mrs. Overbey was...
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Shirley Diane Erwin

January 5, 1937 - December 19, 2014

Mrs. Shirley Diane Erwin, age 77, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at her home. She retired floral designer after forty years; she was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. Mrs. Erwin was born in Murray, Kentucky on January 5, 1937 to the late Hub and Eva Bazzell Erwin. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Sammy Gallimore;...
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Jerry Chrisman

January 31, 1939 - December 16, 2014

Mr. Jerry Wayne Chrisman, age 75, of Mayfield, died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Chrisman was born on January 31, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Ed Chrisman and Edine Blackford Chrisman. He was the oldest of five children. Mr. Chrisman graduated Hillsboro High School in Nashville, Tennessee; there he was an...
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Mary Wall

September 4, 1918 - December 16, 2014

Mrs. Mary Wall, age 96, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home. She was a homemaker; she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Murray serving as a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years; she was a member of the Calloway County Homemakers Club. Mrs. Wall was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on September 4, 1918 to the late Wildy H. and Myrtle E. Hicks Cope...
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