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William "Jack" Johnson

August 24, 1927 - July 27, 2015

Mr. William T. "Jack" Johnson, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Redbanks Skilled Nursing Center in Henderson, Kentucky. Mr. Johnson was born August 24, 1927 in Graves County, Kentucky, to the late Clifton A. and Audrey Stom Johnson. He was retired from the Murray Division of Tappan after 31 years of service, and the Murray City School system after 15 years of...
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Leslie Gaye Boggess

February 6, 1964 - July 26, 2015

Mrs. Leslie Gaye Boggess, age 51, of Almo, Kentucky died on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Boggess was born in Millington, Tennessee on February 6, 1964. Mrs. Boggess was employed by Saputo Dairy Foods in Murray, Kentucky. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. Mrs. Boggess was preceded in death by her father, Ryland Alderson; and...
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Barry Donelson

June 14, 1949 - July 25, 2015

Mr. Barry Donelson, age 66, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Mr. Donelson was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island to the late Buell Donelson, Sr. and Helen Louise Nance Donelson. Mr. Donelson was a carpenter, was of the Methodist faith, and a Vietnam Army veteran. In addition to his parents Mr. Donelson was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Joy...
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Debbie Sherri Boyd

September 6, 1948 - July 21, 2015

Ms. Debbie "Sherri" Boyd, age 66, of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Sherri was born September 6, 1948 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Clyde and Delores Anderson Robertson. She was a retired receptionist with Primary Care, and a member of the Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Tina Marie Boyd and Jeff Parks of Murray, Kentucky,...
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Geneva Bell Collins

March 31, 1928 - July 18, 2015

Mrs. Geneva Collins age 87, of Murray, Kentucky went to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 18, 2015. She was a humble God fearing woman who believed in helping others. She is preceded in death by her husband Bert H. Collins, her parents, Carl and Marie Moody, and sisters, Sarah, Carlene, and Wilda. She is survived by her daughter, Vicky Nall and husband Dennis, grandchildren, Dennis Nall...
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James Lee Morgan

July 5, 1934 - July 18, 2015

Mr. James Lee Morgan age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Spring Creek Health care in Murray, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time; J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge.
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Rosetta Doughty

May 2, 1938 - July 16, 2015

Mrs. Rosetta Estell Musser Doughty, age 77, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Doughty was born May 2, 1938 in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Willie and Alline French Musser. She was a homemaker, and member of the Blood River Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred...
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Earl Satterwhite

June 12, 1946 - July 16, 2015

Mr. William Earl Satterwhite age 69, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. He was a member of the West Fork Baptist Church where he was in the Foundation Sunday School Class; he was a co-owner of the former Satterwhite Farms and Grainery. Earl was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on June 12, 1946 to the late William "Top" and Ruby Louis Lee...
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Roy Jr. Penley

December 7, 1925 - July 15, 2015

Mr. Roy Jr. Penley age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Penley was born December 7, 1925 in Saint Anne, Illinois to the late Roy Elsworth and Goldie May Burt Penley. Roy was a retired paint sprayer for A.O. Smith Co., was a Navy veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion. Roy was also a member of the Eastwood Baptist...
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Dorothy Sue Miller

July 22, 1929 - July 15, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy Sue Miller, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Miller was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on July, 22, 1929 to the late Rubin Morris and Faithie (Taylor) Morris. Mrs. Miller retired from Murray State University Food Service Department after 30 years of service; of which 20 years was served as the manager of...
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Herbert Leet Newton

April 14, 1929 - July 12, 2015

Mr. Herbert Leet Newton, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky died at his home on Sunday, July 12, 2015 after an extended illness. Mr. Newton was born in Taylor County, Kentucky on April 14, 1929 to the late Sam Newton and Mae (Leet) Newton. Mr. Newton retired from the Florida Gas Company in Munson, Florida and he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents Mr. Newton...
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Ronny Lynn Hollingsworth

November 19, 1955 - July 10, 2015

Mr. Ronny Lynn Hollingsworth age 59, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at his home. Mr. Hollingsworth was born November 19, 1955 in Peoria, Illinois, to the late Doss and Dorothy Johnson Hollingsworth. He was a former employee with Murray State University, and Craig saw mill in Hazel, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David...
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Etta Jean Farmer

June 18, 1962 - July 10, 2015

Ms. Etta Jean Farmer, age 53, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Farmer was born on June 18, 1962 in Hickman County, Kentucky to the late William Bell Farmer and Barbara Ruth (Crumble) Farmer. Ms. Farmer was a member of Calvary Temple Church in Murray. In addition to her parents Ms. Farmer was preceded in death...
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Ora Bobbie Buchanan

January 15, 1924 - July 8, 2015

Mrs. Ora Faith "Bobbie" Buchanan, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at her home. She was born in Aurora, Kentucky on January 15, 1924 to the late Fred and Grace Wilkerson Jones. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband James Buchanan; sisters, Hilda Jones, Anna Laura Cooper, Marian Sparks and Sammie Lane Ball; brothers, Roger Jones,...
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Freda Elliott

December 2, 1954 - July 8, 2015

Mrs. Freda Elliott, age 60, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at her home. She was a retired personal caregiver and a member of the Trinity Christian Center. She was born in Cadiz, Kentucky on December 2, 1954 to the late Calvert R. and Ollie C. Colson. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by one sister, Frances Colson and one brother Bobby Colson. ...
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Johnny Ray Garner

January 31, 1964 - July 2, 2015

Mr. Johnny Ray Garner age 51, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Garner was born January 31, 1964 in Calloway County, Kentucky,. He was a passionate Iron worker for Ironworkers local # 782, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Heath Garner of Farmington, Kentucky, and Tad Garner of Auburn, Alabama, ...
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Johnny Ray Miller

May 21, 1948 - July 2, 2015

Mr. Johnny Ray Miller, age 67, of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Miller was born in Trigg County Kentucky on May 21, 1948. Mr. Miller was a carpenter and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his father, Sam Miller and his mother, Louise George Miller Hill. Mr. Miller is survived by two daughters...
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William Glen Hart

July 25, 1949 - July 1, 2015

William Glen Hart, M.D., age 65, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at his home. Dr. Hart was the sixth generation of his family to practice medicine in Murray. He retired after 26 years with Hart Ophthalmology. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Murray, was a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Medical Association, the Sons...
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Lisa Catherine Lassiter

July 1, 1986 - June 30, 2015

Ms. Lisa Catherine Lassiter, age 28, of Garland, Texas, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 She was born on North Richland Hills, Texas on July 1, 1986. Lisa is survived by one daughter, Presley Lassiter of Garland, Texas; her parents, Thomas W and Cathy A. Lassiter of Garland, Texas; two sisters, Melissa Stanley of Longview, Texas and Lindsay Hodges of Irving, Texas; one brother, Drew Lassiter...
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Charles "Snapper" Stinnett, Jr

September 24, 1974 - June 30, 2015

Mr. Charles "Snapper" Stinnett Jr. age 42, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his home. Mr. Stinnett was born September 24, 1974 in Terra Haute, Indiana. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded him in death was his mother, Janet Louise Free. Survivors include his step father, James Sonny Free of Murray, Kentucky, a special baby girl, Deedra Faye Johnson of Murray, Kentucky,...
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Janice Barnett

April 10, 1939 - June 30, 2015

Mrs. Janice Kay Barnett, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky, entered the presence of Jesus Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Mrs. Barnett was born April 10, 1939 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the late Carl and Hazel Johnson Arteberry. She was a homemaker, and member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James C. Barnett of Murray, Kentucky, they married June 11, 1957 in Corinth,...
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Max Keel

January 29, 1929 - June 29, 2015

Mr. Max Keel age 86, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Keel was born January 29, 1929 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Ira and Ethel Cook Keel. He was the owner and operator of Keel's Vacuum, and a member of the Story's Chapel Methodist Church, and a member of the Cuba Masonic Lodge no. 644 F&AM, for over 60 years. In addition...
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Robert "Bob" Baldwin

February 27, 1942 - June 26, 2015

Mr. Robert A. "Bob" Baldwin, age 73, of New Concord, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2015. Mr. Baldwin was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 27, 1942 to the late Mervin "Mike" Baldwin and Blanch (Smith) Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin a retired self-employed construction worker. He was a United States Marine Corp Master Sergeant veteran, while serving eleven years during the...
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Stella Inez (Hale) Harmon

September 12, 1922 - June 26, 2015

Mrs. Stella Inez (Hale) Harmon, age 92, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Harmon was born in Murray, Kentucky to the late Harley and Flora (Travis) Hale. Inez married Roy Harmon in 1939 and later moved to Detroit, Michigan. There she lived and worked while Roy served in the Navy during WWII. After 32 years they returned home to Murray...
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Vera Lee Nordoff

January 16, 1926 - June 25, 2015

Mrs. Vera Lee Nordhoff, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home
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Alan Lane McCallum

July 17, 1964 - June 25, 2015

Mr. Alan Lane McCallum, age 50, of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home. Mr. McCallum was born in Murray, Kentucky on July 17, 1964. He was a painter, a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a 1982 graduate from Murray High School. Mr. McCallum is survived by his mother, Agnes McClain and husband Charles of Murray, Kentucky; father, Franklin...
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Doris Jean Watkins

June 17, 1934 - June 22, 2015

Mrs. Doris Jean Watkins, age 81, of Dexter, Kentucky died Monday, June 22, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Watkins was born in Dexter, Kentucky on June 17, 1934 to the late Legal Jackson and Jesse Woodall Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dexter-Hardin United Methodist Church. She was also a part of the Adult Sunday School Class, and the United Methodist Women. In addition to her...
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Betty Hornsby

April 25, 1922 - June 19, 2015

Mrs. Betty Ann Hornsby, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, June 19, 2015 at her home. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Murray; She was retired from Murray State University where she had worked in the Library; She was a member of the Magazine Club, Book Club, Genealogical Club, Rose and Garden Club and Homemakers. Mrs. Hornsby was born in Lyons, New York on...
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Andrew "Andy" Burkeen

December 19, 1955 - June 18, 2015

Mr. Andrew "Andy" Burkeen, age 59, of Dexter, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Baptist Health Paducah in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Burkeen was born on December 19, 1955 to the late Robert Lee Burkeen and Eura Nell Jones Burkeen. He was a farmer and a truck driver and a member of the Brooks Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janeen Elizabeth Thorn Burkeen,...
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Emily Wolfson

September 2, 1915 - June 18, 2015

Emily Wilson Wolfson died on Thursday, June 18 at the Spring Creek Nursing Home in Murray. She was born Emily King Wilson, the daughter of Joseph Thomas Wilson and Mary Compton King, in her grandfather's house in Corydon (Henderson County), Kentucky on September 2, 1915. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Alfred M. Wolfson; her sister, Jean Wilson Trigg; her brother, Joseph Thomas...
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Betty Meadows-Mohundro

March 4, 1932 - June 16, 2015

Mrs. Betty L. Meadows – Mohundro, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky died at the Murray Calloway County Hospital at 10:42 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015. She was retired after 27 years from Murray Municipal Utilities; she was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church. She was born March 4, 1932 in Metropolis, Illinois to the late Leland and Evelyn Trout Hicks. In addition to her parents she is...
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Harry Eugene Hinze

September 11, 1924 - June 15, 2015

Harry Eugene "Gene" Hinze, age 90, of Hazel, Kentucky passed away early on the morning of June 15, 2015 after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was surrounded by his wife, daughters, granddaughters, and faithful caregiver as he peacefully took his last breath. Gene was born on September 11, 1924, in Parma, Missouri. He was married to his beloved wife, Sue Underwood, on...
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Mancil James Vinson

October 4, 1924 - June 13, 2015

Mr. Mancil James Vinson, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky died at 1:55 a.m. at his home on Saturday, June 13, 2015 after an extended illness. Mr. Vinson was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on October 4, 1924 to the late Henry Cullen Vinson and Amey Susan Knight Vinson. In addition to his parents Mr. Vinson was preceded in death by one sister, Estelle Vinson Outland. Mr. Vinson began his...
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Patricia Faye Robertson

July 2, 1954 - June 9, 2015

Mrs. Patricia Faye Robertson, age 60, of Murray, Kentucky died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Robertson was born on July 2, 1954 in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Cleveland F. Foy and Melda F. Paschall Foy. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded by two sons, Tony Robertson and Bill Robertson. She is survived by...
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Velma Krizman

July 7, 1928 - June 9, 2015

Mrs. Velma Krizman, age 86, of Murray, Kentucky died at Emeritus Assisted Living in Murray, Kentucky on Tuesday, June 09, 2015. Mrs. Krizman was born July 7, 1928 in Wallins Creek , Kentucky, to the late Granville Hensley and Jessie Smith Hensley. She was a retired Private Secretary for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. In...
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Lorene Underhill

August 7, 1913 - June 8, 2015

Mrs. Lorene Underhill, age 101, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at Murray Calloway County Hospital Mrs. Underhill was born August 7, 1913 in Trigg County, Kentucky, to the late Felix Grundy Turner and Elizabeth Gardner Turner. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church. She was also in the Golden Circle Sunday school class. In addition to her...
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Earlene Cochrum Hopkins

January 29, 1927 - June 5, 2015

Mrs. Earlene Cochrum Hopkins, age 88, of Murray, Kentucky died on Friday, June 05, 2015 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Hopkins was born January 29, 1927 in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Charlie and Audie Richie Cochrum. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Flint Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Miller J....
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Katie Arnold-Wilson

May 12, 1939 - June 4, 2015

Katie Marie Arnold-Wilson was born to the union of Loyd B. and Katie Ellerson Arnold on May 12, 1939 in Clinton, Kentucky. As a child she was a member of St. John Missionary Bap¬tist Church and later joined Metropolitan MBC when she relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She enjoyed fishing, enter¬taining and spoiling her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Geneva...
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Betty Lowry

November 15, 1923 - June 3, 2015

Mrs. Betty Lowry, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at Hickory Woods Retirement Center in Murray, Kentucky. Betty was born on November 15, 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Vaun Chevaliar Hamilton and Murtel Peterson Hamilton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.C. Lowry, sister, Dorothy Hamilton, son in law, Bill...
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Robert Wayne Free

May 29, 1960 - May 31, 2015

Mr. Robert Wayne Free, age 55, of Sanford North Carolina, formerly of Murray, Kentucky died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, North Carolina. Mr. Free was born in Murray, Kentucky on May 29, 1960. Mr. Free was an Electrician and of the Church of Christ Faith. Mr. Free was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Moline Free, and nephew, T.J. Weddington. ...
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Polly Garland

December 24, 1930 - May 29, 2015

Mary Irene "Polly" Garland, age 84, of Prospect, Kentucky formerly of Murray, Kentucky died at her home on Friday, May 29, 2015. Mrs. Garland was born in Calloway County Kentucky on December 24, 1930 to the late Noble Fitts and Ronda Roberts Fitts. Mrs. Garland was a former member of the West Murray Church of Christ. She was an active member of the Murray Woman's Club, the Murray Country Club...
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Lila Myers Workman

December 6, 1930 - May 28, 2015

Mrs. Lila Myers Workman, age 84, of Mayfield, Kentucky formerly of Murray, Kentucky died on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Workman was born in Lynn Grove, Kentucky on December 6, 1930 to the late Gary Elbert Myers and Cosy Mae Miles Myers. Mrs. Workman retired from Bell Telephone Company in California. Mrs. Workman for several years...
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Larry Grugett

February 26, 1949 - May 28, 2015

Larry Dalton Grugett, age 66, of Almo, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Grugett was born February 26, 1949, in Murray, Kentucky, to the late Bill and Irene Grugett. He graduated with honors from Murray State University with a B.S. in chemistry and worked as a chemist for SKW Alloys in Calvert City for more than 20 years. He was a member of Flint...
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Lena Haley Stewart

May 7, 1970 - May 23, 2015

Mrs. Lena Haley Stewart age 45, of Parsons, Tennessee, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Stewart was born May 7, 1970 in Murray, Kentucky, to Joe Rob Haley, and the late Barbara Doores Haley. Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker, attended Murray State University. She was also a member of the Parsons First United Methodist Church, she also volunteered at...
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Juanita Melton Maulding

June 19, 1922 - May 23, 2015

Mrs. Juanita Melton Maulding age 92, of New Concord, Kentucky, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Legacy Health Care in Puryear, Tennessee. Mrs. Maulding was born June 19, 1922 in Mornings Port, Louisianan, to the late Roy and Sally Perkins Rudd Melton. She was a homemaker, and attended the Blood River Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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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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