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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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Kit Wayne Wesler

February 27, 1955 - January 4, 2016

Dr. Kit Wayne Wesler, age 60, of Murray, Kentucky died at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, January 4, 2016. Dr. Wesler was born in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 1955 to the late John E. Wesler and Ann (Nichols) Wesler. Dr. Wesler earned his B.A. in Anthropology from Washington University, St. Louis and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archeology from the...
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Jerry "Red" Overbey

April 7, 1941 - January 3, 2016

Mr. Jerry "Red" Overbey, age 74, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, January 03, 2016 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mr. Overbey was born in Paducah, Kentucky on April 7, 1941 to the late Alfred and Elsie (Camp) Overbey. Mr. Overbey was employed by Tappan Manufacturing Company as a guard for 17 years, was an insurance agent for Commonwealth Insurance Company for 12 years and later...
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Jana Ward

August 3, 1978 - January 2, 2016

Mrs. Jana Ward, age 37, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Saturday, January 02, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Ward was born August 3, 1978 in Murray, Kentucky. She was an employee of the Murray Calloway County Hospital as a sonographer and a member of the New Concord Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Ward of Hazel, Kentucky, they married January 3, 1999 in Murray, Kentucky; one...
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Bobby Lynn Poor

April 4, 1931 - January 1, 2016

Mr. Bobby Lynn Poor age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, January 1, 2016 at his home. Mr. Poor was born April 4, 1931 in Newbern, Tennessee, to the late Grady M. Poor and Tula Journey Poor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Poor. Mr. Poor was retired from Gates Rubber, and Duquoin Iron as an Industrial salesman. He also was a Navy Veteran of the...
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Charles Bryan Elkins

July 23, 1923 - December 30, 2015

Mr. Charles Bryan Elkins, age 92 of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. He worked as a television repair man for Ward Elkins for several years; he was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ; he was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was born July 23, 1923 in New Concord, Kentucky to the late Robert S. and Myrtle Bryan Elkins. ...
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William Bill McLemore

December 6, 1939 - December 29, 2015

Mr. William N. "Bill" McLemore age 76 of Murray, Kentucky died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital Mr. McLemore was born December 6, 1939 in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Oliver C. and Josephine Grisham McLemore. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by one brother Oliver C. "Mac" McLemore. Bill was a retired district fishery biologist...
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Paul Max Wilson

April 30, 1930 - December 25, 2015

Mr. Paul Max Wilson, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky died Friday, December 25, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born in Hazel, Kentucky on April 30, 1930 to the late Tosco Wilson and Myrtle Clark Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a retired locksmith, retiring from Mosler Safe Company in Hamilton, Ohio. He was a member of the Murray Masonic Lodge, F. & AM #105, a former 32nd...
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Roy Albert Weatherly, Jr.

August 25, 1938 - December 16, 2015

Mr. Roy Albert Weatherly Jr., age 77, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. He was born on August 25, 1938 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Roy A. Weatherly Sr. and Katie Lucile Irvan Weatherly. Mr. Weatherly was a 1960 graduate of Murray State University with a Master's Degree. Mr. Weatherly was a retired Teacher and Administrator for...
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Nita Guin

August 29, 1946 - December 15, 2015

Mrs. Nita Faye Johnson Guin, age 69, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was a member of the Christian Community Church in Murray. She was a graduate of the Mississippi State College for Women with a degree in Speech Therapy. She spent her career educating and caring for children. She was born in Starkville, Mississippi on...
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Sally Anne Theobald

April 19, 1926 - December 13, 2015

Mrs. Sally Anne Willard Theobald, 89, died Sunday morning December 13, 2015 in Columbia, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, J.H. Theobald. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI. She lived in Mt. Clemens, MI for 28 years and in Bowling Green, KY for 42 years. She lived in Columbia, TN for the last 5 years. She is survived by her daughter, Polly Mayeur (Steve) of Columbia and...
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Gerald "Jerry" Lorenz

October 26, 1955 - December 12, 2015

Mr. Gerald Michael "Jerry" Lorenz, age 60, died on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Lorenz was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on October 26, 1955 to Elton Lorenz and the late Doris Mary (Werner) Lorenz. Mr. Lorenz was a truck driver for 45 years and was currently employed by USF Holland Trucking in Nashville, Tennessee and he was a very loyal and...
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Ruth Inez Jones

November 22, 1922 - December 7, 2015

Mrs. Ruth Inez Jones, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky died at the Murray Calloway County Hospital on Monday, December 07, 2015. Mrs. Jones was born November 22, 1922 in Ballard County, Kentucky, to the late Thomas Meyers, and Ella Lindsey Meyers. She was a former owner and operator of Jones Iron and Metal. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murray. In addition to her...
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Caroline Schoenfeldt

December 3, 1965 - December 6, 2015

Ms. Caroline W. Schoenfeldt, age 50, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Ms. Schoenfeldt was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on December 3, 1965. She was a 1984 graduate of Murray High School, attended the University of Kentucky and was of the Presbyterian faith. Ms. Schoenfeldt was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Farland and Elwyn Robbins; paternal...
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Guy Stanley Wilson, Jr.

January 12, 1940 - December 5, 2015

Mr. Guy Stanley Wilson Jr., age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, December 05, 2015 at his home. Mr. Wilson was born January 12, 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Guy S. Wilson, and Mildred Patterson Wilson. Mr. Wilson retired from Fisher-Price Mattel after 22 ½ years of service. He was also a graduate of Murray State University, and a member of the Good Shepard United...
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Joseph "Joe" McClard

May 28, 1935 - December 4, 2015

Mr. Joseph Franklin "Joe" McClard, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 4, 2015 at his home after an extended illness. Joe was born on May 28th, 1935 in Calloway County; he was the son of the late Vessie H. McClard and Lillian Falwell Carraway. He was a lifelong Baptist and proud of his faith. Mr. McClard was a retired Murray...
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Paul D. McClure

November 27, 1944 - November 26, 2015

Mr. Paul Daylon McClure, age 70, of Canton, Michigan died on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. Paul was the beloved husband of Janet K. Usher McClure and the son of the late Mr. Charles McClure, Jr. and late Helen Marie Gordon McClure. He dearly loved his children Jennifer (Steve) Browning and Sarah (Greg) DuPuis. Paul cherished his grandchildren...
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Roberta D. Ward

May 2, 1923 - November 26, 2015

Mrs. Roberta Dyer Ward, age 92, formerly of Murray, Kentucky died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her daughter's home in Lumberton, North Carolina. Mrs. Ward was born in Elwood, Nebraska on May 2, 1923 to the late William Lee Dyer and Samantha Harling Dyer. Mrs. Ward retired as an assistant dietician at the Murray Calloway County Hospital and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray....
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Tommy Hargrove

March 14, 1944 - November 26, 2015

Mr. Tommy H. Hargrove, age 71, of Almo, Kentucky, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home. Mr. Hargrove was born in Lyon County, Kentucky on March 14, 1944 the late Henry Hargrove and Jettie Mae (Futrell) Hargrove. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents Mr. Hargrove was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Hays Hargrove; and one son,...
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Danny Manning

October 3, 1948 - November 26, 2015

Mr. Danny Manning, age 67, of Almo, Kentucky formerly of Graves County died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his daughters home. Mr. Manning was born on October 3, 1948 to the late James Hardin Manning and Palace Bell Manning-Hargis in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Manning was a retired auto detailer. In addition to his parents Mr. Manning was preceded in death by one brother, James Manning. Mr....
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Sondra Lee Barnett

February 11, 1937 - November 20, 2015

Mrs. Sondra Lee Covington Barnett, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Barnett was born in Murray, Kentucky on February 11, 1937, to the late John Ed Covington and Nancy Elizabeth Washam Covington. Mrs. Barnett was retired from Regions Bank. She was also a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, and the Winsome Sunday School...
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Donald C. Roark

November 12, 1944 - November 19, 2015

Mr. Donald C. Roark, age 71, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Roark was born November 12, 1944, in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late Omar and Margaret Waltz Roark. He was a retired Lieutenant with 27 years of service with the United States Coast Guard. He also retired from the State of Tennessee, Department of Human...
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Ronnie Lane Morris

July 9, 1947 - November 19, 2015

Mr. Ronnie Lane Morris, age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at his home. Mr. Morris was born in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Toy and Lois (Joyce) Morris on July 9, 1947. Mr. Morris retired from Kenlake Foods and was previously employed with Tappan Manufacturing Company. Besides working at Kenlake Foods and Tappan he also was a master carpenter and owner of M &...
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Charles Burkeen

December 5, 1935 - November 16, 2015

Mr. Charles Burkeen age 79, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, November 16, 2015 at his home. Mr. Burkeen was born December 5, 1935 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to late Leon and Eva Bell Chapman Burkeen. Charles was the owner and operator of Burkeen Bumper Repair. He was also a member and deacon of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Janie Sue Smith

May 28, 1968 - November 13, 2015

Ms. Janie Sue Smith, age 47, of Murray, Kentucky, died at her home on Friday, November 13, 2015. Ms. Smith was born in Paris, Tennessee on May 28, 1968. She was a cook and had worked with several area restaurants. Ms. Smith is survived by her mother, Betty Lamb of Murray, Kentucky; life partner, Darrell Love of Murray, Kentucky; two daughters, Carrie Love of Murray, Kentucky and Andrea...
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Neva Grey Allbritten

November 13, 2015

Neva Grey Allbritten, 97, of Murray, Kentucky quietly passed on November 13, 2015 at home. She is remembered for her community involvement, her dedicated service at the Bank of Murray and most of all her love of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Remaining relatives are her daughter, Lynda Grey Houck and husband, Gary Houck; three grandsons: Travers Houck and Denise; Barrett Houck and...
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Jeffrey Bruce Bell

November 21, 1960 - November 10, 2015

Mr. Jeffrey Bruce Bell, age 54, of Paducah, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his home. Mr. Bell was born in Evansville, Indiana on November 21, 1960. Mr. Bell worked as a mechanical engineer and was a member of the Rosary Chapel Catholic Church in Paducah. Mr. Bell is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Ann Bell of Paducah, Kentucky; his mother, Judy Hatfield and husband...
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James Harold Beane

July 1, 1932 - November 7, 2015

Mr. James Harold Beane, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at his home. Mr. Beane was born on July 1, 1932 in Lynn Grove, Kentucky, to the late Dempsey and Bessie Beane. He retired from the Murray Division of Tappan after twenty- one years of service, was a self-employed Carpenter and the owner and operator of James Antiques. He was a member of Grace Baptist...
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Edward Francis Lindley , jr.

August 11, 1947 - November 6, 2015

Mr. Edward Francis Lindley Jr., age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, November 06, 2015 at his home. Mr. Lindley was born August 11, 1947. He was retired from the United States Army, and served in the Korean War. Survivors include four daughters, Mildred Crabtree and husband Kristopher of Trenton, Tennessee, Dawn Lindley of Paris, Tennessee, Bonnie Turner and husband Robert of Farmington,...
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John Ed Scott

December 17, 1918 - November 4, 2015

Mr. John Ed Scott, 96, of Murray passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Spring Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Scott was born on December 17, 1918 to Gladys Owen Scott and G. B. Scott, Sr. Mr. Scott was a retired Murray businessman and entrepreneur. He and cousin John Trotter co-founded the Del-Rose Ice Cream Company, co-owned the Scott Drug Company with partner and brother...
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Bobby Meador

November 23, 1940 - November 3, 2015

Mr. Bobby Meador, age 74, of New Concord, Kentucky died Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Meador was born November 23, 1940, in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Joseph and Florence Nanny Meador. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Father and Mother in law, Wavel and Hattie Osbron. Bobby retired as a farmer, and worked many years in...
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James Carrol

December 17, 1926 - November 3, 2015

Mr. James A. Carrol, age 88, of Hardin, Kentucky died at his home on Tuesday, November 03, 2015. Mr. Carrol was born in Harris Grove, Kentucky on December 17, 1926 to the late Galen Carrol and Nellie (Norman) Carrol. Mr. Carrol before retiring worked as a union laborer and foreman. He was an Army Veteran, a dedicated member of the Coles Campground United Methodist Church, and a member of...
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Kenny Thorn

May 14, 1962 - November 2, 2015

Mr. Kenneth Ray Thorn, age 53, of Dexter, Kentucky died at the Murray Calloway County Hospital on Monday, November 2, 2015. The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Hermalene Godfrey Thurston

January 7, 1935 - October 31, 2015

Mrs. Hermalene Godfrey Thurston, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Mrs. Thurston was born in Rossville, Georgia on January 7, 1935 to the late Herman Godfrey and Grace Marie (Rice) Godfrey. Mrs. Thurston before retiring was employed with K-Mart and she was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents Mrs. Thurston was preceded in death by her...
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Albert Crider

July 20, 1923 - October 29, 2015

Mr. Albert Crider, age 92, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Mr. Crider was born on July 20, 1923 in Tennessee to the late Ernest Crider and Martha (Dawson) Crider. In addition to his parents Mr. Crider was preceded in death by his wife, June Crider, of 67 years, who died on April 15, 2014; and by his two brothers, Leon and Clide Crider. Mr. Crider...
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Samuel Rice

February 3, 1929 - October 28, 2015

Mr. Samuel James Rice, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Viera, Florida died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Hickory Woods assisted living. Mr. Rice was born on February 3, 1929 in the Bronx, New York to the late Samuel Rice and Katherine Faye Rice. Mr. Rice was an area distributor with Pepperidge Farm and retired after 32 years of service. He was an Air Corp veteran of WWII and...
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Jeff Dunn

September 15, 1958 - October 26, 2015

Mr. Jeff L. Dunn, age 57, of Mayfield, Kentucky, died Monday, October 26, 2015 in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Dunn was born in Murray, Kentucky on September 15, 1958. Mr. Dunn was employed with the Mayfield City School System as a Science teacher. Mr. Dunn is survived by his parents Bob Dunn and Norma (Garner) Dunn of Murray, Kentucky; two brothers, Steve Dunn and wife Julie of Clarksville,...
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Juanita A. Barrow

March 20, 1928 - October 26, 2015

Mrs. Juanita A. Barrow age 87, of Old Paris- Murray Road, Puryear, Tennessee, died Monday, October 26, 2015 at Brookdale of Murray. Mrs. Barrow was born March 20, 1928 in Stewart County, Tennessee, to the late Curn Murray Mathis and Edith Sills Mathis. Mrs. Barrow worked in a variety of positions in her life, from Factory work, to housekeeping, and food service. She was a member of the New...
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Arthur "Frank" Brandon

February 28, 1929 - October 25, 2015

Mr. Arthur Franklin "Frank" Brandon, 86, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home from an extended illness on Sunday, October 25, 2015. He was born February 28, 1929 in Buchanan, TN and is the son of the late Alvin Pratt Brandon and Gertrude Walker Brandon. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha Brandon of Murray; his brother Alvin Jr. Brandon and his wife Becky; sister-in-law's Myra...
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John Parker

January 13, 1926 - October 25, 2015

Mr. John Parker, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Parker was born January 13, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Hafford and Birdie Dunn Parker. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Parker, James Parker, and Charles Pat Parker. Mr. Parker was a co-owner of Parker Ford Lincoln...
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Jewel Crick

September 2, 1944 - October 23, 2015

Mr. Jewel Crick age 71, of Almo, Kentucky, died Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Crick was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on September 2, 1944. Mr. Crick worked for the Murray Division of Tappan and retired from Murray State University after 23 years as a Carpenter Shop Window Repairman. He was a Member of the Dexter-Hardin United Methodist Church. He...
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Jesse H. Chiles

May 21, 1943 - October 22, 2015

Mr. Jesse H. Chiles, age 72, of Murray, Kentucky died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Chiles was born in Ashland, Kentucky on May 21, 1943 to the late Leon Chiles and Alberta McDonough Chiles. Mr. Chiles retired from the United States Navy after 26 years of service while in combat in the Vietnam War and Gulf War. Mr. Chiles later retired from Murray...
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Sheri Miller Paschall

October 22, 2015

Mrs. Sheri Miller Paschall, age 52, of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Paschall was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on February 8, 1963. Mrs. Paschall was the owner and operator of the Sister's Shop in downtown Murray. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and currently attended the First United Methodist Church in Murray. ...
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Clara Nell Furches

May 16, 1920 - October 21, 2015

Clara Nelle Furches, age 95, passed peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Murray Hospital. She was a kind and loving aunt, wife, sister, daughter, and friend to many people. Clara Nelle was a lifelong resident of Murray and a faithful member of Glendale Road Church of Christ. She had a long career working for TVA before retiring with 45 years of service. Clara Nelle enjoyed antique...
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Jerry Allen

July 17, 1940 - October 21, 2015

Mr. Jerry D. Allen, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Allen was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma on July 17, 1940 to the late Don V. Allen and Doris (Gamble) Allen. Mr. Allen had retired with Kenlake State Park as the business manager after 18 years of service. He was currently serving as the CFO for Wisdom Tree Technologies,...
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Sara Hall

May 28, 1942 - October 21, 2015

Mrs. Sara Caldwell Harrell Hall, age 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Caldwell was born on May 28, 1942 to the late Robert Morris Caldwell and Eura Wall Caldwell. Mrs. Hall before retiring worked at Brights Clothing Store and Cooks Jewelry Store both in Murray, Kentucky. She was a member of...
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Randy Hugh Brandon

June 25, 1964 - October 18, 2015

Mr. Randy Hugh Brandon age 51, of Snellville, Georgia, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at his home. Mr. Brandon was born June 25, 1964 in Murray, Kentucky. He was a maintenance Technician for SRG Global. Randy retired from Briggs and Stretton of Murray after 26 years of service. He was a graduate of Calloway County High School, and a member of the Ledbetter...
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Emma Lou Stom

October 7, 1927 - October 17, 2015

Mrs. Emma Lou Stom, age 88, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Mrs. Stom was born October 7, 1927, in Lynnville, Kentucky to the late Connie and Mettie Foy Bruce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Stom; four sisters, Signa Foy, Ruell Foy, Geneva Dudney, and Mary Workman; two brothers, Tansil "Pete" Bruce, and Wayne...
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Dorothy Mae Wicker

March 8, 1927 - October 15, 2015

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cole – Paschall Wicker, age 88 of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care. Ms. Wicker was a retired seamstress from South Fulton Henry I. Sigel Sewing Factory in South Fulton, Tennessee. She was a member of the Coldwater United Methodist Church and of the Choctaw Nation. She was born in Calloway County Kentucky on March 8, 1927 to...
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Elvis Gene Lamb

December 9, 1952 - October 15, 2015

Mr. Elvis "Gene" Lamb, age 62, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Lamb was born in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Elvis Lamb and Jinnie Mae (Crass) Lamb on December 9, 1952. Mr. Lamb was a member of the Kirksey Church of Christ. In addition to his parents Mr. Lamb was preceded in death by one sister, Nellie June...
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Alberta M. Underhill

October 19, 1938 - October 13, 2015

Mrs. Alberta M. Underhill, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Underhill was born in Spencer County, Indiana on October 19, 1938 to the late William Henry Miller and Grace Leora (Crossley) Miller. Mrs. Underhill retired from Murray State University in 2004 after 22 years of service as a Building Service Technician....
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William "Bill" Benriter

July 22, 1942 - October 11, 2015

Mr. William J. "Bill" Benriter, age 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Benriter was born in Monroe, Michigan on July 22, 1942 to the late William K. Benriter and Eunice R. (Koppes) Benriter. Mr. Benriter retired after 17 ½ years as the Director of Food Services for Murray State University. Before coming to Murray State University Mr...
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Carroll Dean Walker

March 10, 1933 - October 11, 2015

Mr. Carroll Dean Walker, age 82, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his home. Mr. Walker was born in Livingston County Kentucky on March 10, 1933 to the late Clarence Walker and Pearl (Fuller) Walker. Mr. Walker retired as the Dean of Students at South East Missouri University (SEMO). In addition to his parents Mr. Walker was preceded in death by one daughter,...
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Charles R. Clark

August 18, 1931 - October 10, 2015

Mr. Charles R. Clark age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Brookdale of Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Clark was born August 18, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Aud and Catherine Miller Clark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Clark. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Benzin on Elmhurst, Illinois, and Verne Dobbs and...
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James Hill

October 16, 1920 - October 8, 2015

Mr. James Hill, age 94 of Manteno, IL, died Thursday, October 8, 2015, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, IL. Mr. Hill was a retired welder repairman for Ford Motor Company. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He was born on October 16, 1920, in Farmington, KY, the son of the late Landie and Evie Darnell Hill. He married Clara L. Pea,...
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Janette Webb Murdock

June 14, 1936 - October 7, 2015

Mrs. Janette Webb Murdock, age 79, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Murdock was born in Graves County, Kentucky on June 14, 1936 to Johnie Webb and Sophine (Wilson) Webb. Mrs. Murdock was a homemaker and a member of the Williams Chapel Church of Christ. In addition to her parents Mrs. Murdock was preceded in death by her...
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Charles H. Chaney

May 26, 1925 - October 3, 2015

Dr. Charles Hugh Chaney, professor emeritus at Murray State University and lifelong resident of Murray, Kentucky, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 3, 2015. He was the son of the late Euris D. Chaney and Lela Skinner Chaney. Dr. Chaney was a professor of agriculture at Murray State University (MSU). Prior to his employment at MSU, he taught at the University of Kentucky. He was...
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Pallie Corine Johnson

January 5, 1921 - October 2, 2015

Mrs. Pallie Corine Johnson age 94, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, October 2, 2015 at Spring Creek health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Johnson was born January 5, 1921 in Grayson County, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, and member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Gary Johnson and wife Shelia of Murray, Kentucky, three grandchildren, Tina Mullins of Nashville...
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Tremon "Sonny" Farris, Jr.

December 24, 1933 - October 2, 2015

Mr. Tremon Patrick "Sonny" Farris, Jr., 81, of Murray, Kentucky died Friday, October 2, 2015 at Hickory Woods Assisted Living in Murray. He was born December 24, 1933 in Graves County, Kentucky and is the son of the late Tremon Patrick Farris, Sr. and Edna Farris. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Theda Farris of Murray, Kentucky; daughters, Sandy Rushing (Paul) of Murray, Kentucky...
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Thomas James Maxwell

November 19, 1949 - October 1, 2015

Mr. Thomas James Maxwell, age 65, of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, October 01, 2015 at his home. Mr. Maxwell was born in Leeds, New York on November 19, 1949 to the late Michael T. Maxwell and Maureen Keyes Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell was employed by Hawaiian Tropic in Murray, Kentucky for 28 years before retiring from Morning Star Foods in Murray. Mr. Maxwell received both his Bachelors in...
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Hazel Jean Brandon

January 30, 1931 - September 29, 2015

Mrs. Hazel Jean Brandon, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mrs. Brandon was born in Murray, Kentucky on January 30, 1931 to the late Cordie "C.T." Rushing and Fannie Lou Grogan Rushing. Mrs. Brandon was a retired school teacher with the Mayfield City School system. She also was a co-owner of Brandon Rental Property. She...
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Charles K. Miller

February 2, 1929 - September 28, 2015

Mr. Charles K. Miller, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Maristone Assisted Living of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee. Mr. Miller was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on February 2, 1929 to the late Autry Miller and Frocie (Howard) Miller. Mr. Miller was employed with Tappan Manufacturing, the Murray Division and later retired from Mattel in Murray, Kentucky...
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Carolyn Craig

December 29, 1928 - September 25, 2015

Mrs. Carolyn S. Craig, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, September 25, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Craig was born on December 29, 1928 in Takoma Park, Maryland to the late William Russell Sheets and Margaret Elliot Sheets. She was a retired junior high school home economics teacher, from North Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the First United...
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Billy Joe Coursey

September 25, 1931 - September 23, 2015

Mr. Billy Joe Coursey, age 83, of Benton, Kentucky died at his home on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Mr. Coursey was born September 25, 1931 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Harmon and Vadie Adams Coursey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Carlene Coursey, Rubena Clendenen, and Dorothy Lamb; also one brother, Leon Coursey. He was retired from the...
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Mary Etta Crouse

April 13, 1941 - September 22, 2015

Ms. Mary Etta Crouse, age 74, of Murray, Kentucky died Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at her daughters home after an extended illness. Ms. Crouse was born in Marshall County, Kentucky on April 13, 1941 to the late Ernest Taylor Freeman and Flora (Henson) Freeman. Ms. Crouse retired from Mattel in Murray, Kentucky. In addition to her parents Ms. Crouse was preceded in death by two step...
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Kell Dixon

June 29, 1923 - September 18, 2015

Mr. Kell Dixon, age 92, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Dixon was born in Cornettsville, Kentucky on June 29, 1923 to the late Eddy Dixon and Vina (Halcomb) Dixon. Mr. Dixon was a retired accountant, was of the Jehovah Witness faith and an Army Veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by...
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Hazel Matthai

August 17, 1926 - September 15, 2015

Mrs. Hazel M. Cowin Matthai age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at N.H.C. Facility in Franklin, Tennessee. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Matthai was born on August 17, 1926, in Fulton, KY to John Wayne Meacham and Nancy Jane Meacham. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband James Matthai, and the father of her children, Joseph...
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Jennie "Carolyn" Alton

August 23, 1956 - September 13, 2015

Mrs. Jennie "Carolyn" Alton, age 79, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Alton was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on August 23, 1936 to the late Robert Hughie Osbron and Rosie Nell (Ferguson) Osbron. Mrs. Alton retired as a cashier at Dee's Bank of Hazel in Hazel, Kentucky after 30 years of service. Following her retirement she worked at the Hazel Post...
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