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J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

We are privileged to have served local families for over a century. Our families and professional staff are dedicated to serving your family at life's most difficult times. We are honored to help your family and friends find comfort and healing while celebrating the memory of a life well-lived and our staff is always be here when you need us. It’s that level of service has been a cornerstone of our caring for the families of Calloway County and Murray, Kentucky since 1886.

We are a full service funeral home offering funeral services tailored to your specific needs. We offer a full line of funeral merchandise including quality caskets, burial vaults, burial garmets, cremation urns, cremation caskets, cremation vaults and more. You may select from our printed materials including register books and acknowledgment cards and a full line of accessories to personalize your casket selection. We also offer a complete line of monuments and memorials including bronze, granite and marble.

Thank you for choosing J.H. Churchill Funeral Home for your trusted funeral home. -Mike Garland & Jerermy Grogan


Our Obituaries

Timmy Manning

August 6, 1967 - January 18, 2021

Mr. Timmy Manning, age 53, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Arrangements are currently incomplete at this time, J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge.
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Allen W. Russell

October 6, 1927 - January 17, 2021

Mr. Allen W. Russell, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Arrangements are currently incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
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Charles Hale

January 17, 2021

Mr. Charles Hale, age 95, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Arrangements are currently incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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Sina Richardson

January 17, 2021

Mrs. Sina Richardson, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at her home. Arrangements are currently incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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Charles "Porter" Huie, Jr.

December 13, 1940 - January 16, 2021

Mr. Charles "Porter" Huie, Jr., age 80, of Farmington, Kentucky, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Huie was born on December 13, 1940, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Charles Porter Huie, Sr. and Modelle (Dillon) Huie. Mr. Huie was an Army Veteran and was retired from the Maintenance Department at Murray State...
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Jeremy Boyd Darnell

April 12, 1981 - January 15, 2021

Mr. Jeremy Boyd Darnell, age 39, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Darnell was born on April 12, 1981, in Murray, Kentucky. He was employed by Beltline Electric as a licensed electrician and was a member of the IBEW Local #816. He was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and was a 1999 graduate of Calloway...
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Erna F. Wilder

January 13, 2021

Mrs. Erna Wilder, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at her home. She was retired from Mattel; she attended Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilder was born in Rosenheim, Germany on October 7th to the late Korbinian Furtmaier and Helene Weber Furtmaier. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Ross C. Wilder; one son, Steve Wilder...
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Gasper "Jack" Accardi

August 10, 1968 - January 12, 2021

Mr. Gasper "Jack" Accardi, age 52, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Accardi was born on August 10, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Gasper Accardi, Sr. and Theresa (Porti) Accardi. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Pauline Houston Jones

August 14, 1922 - January 11, 2021

Mrs. Pauline Houston Jones, age 98, of Louisville, Kentucky, died on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a lifetime resident of Murray prior to 2015. Mrs. Jones was born on August 14, 1922, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Marvin E. Houston and Lillie Mae Holland Houston. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Murray,...
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Deborah Kay Hall McDaniel

September 13, 1951 - January 11, 2021

Mrs. Deborah Kay Hall McDaniel, age 69, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Franklin, Kentucky on September 13, 1951, to the late Wendell Hall and Ottie (Stringer) Hall. Mrs. McDaniel was a medical technologist who was employed by the Murray- Calloway County Hospital, and later retired from...
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Karen Betty Vendetti

August 22, 1957 - January 10, 2021

Karen Betty Vendetti, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital. Karen was born on August 22, 1957, in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Peter Anthony Vendetti and Elizabeth Louise Turrentine Vendetti. She worked as a cashier for the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Edward "Edro" Wrye

June 7, 1956 - January 9, 2021

Mr. Edward "Edro" Wrye, age 64, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Wrye was born on June 7, 1956 in Highland Park, Michigan. He had retired from Briggs & Stratton and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Wrye. Survivors include his mother, Rhonda...
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Robin Kelly Yoke

January 7, 2021

Mrs. Robin Kelly Yoke, age 56, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Yoke was born April 10, 1964 in Highland Park, Michigan. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Yoke was preceded in death by her father, Gary Gassam Sr.; grandparents, John Ed and Elizabeth Covington. Survivors...
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Deborah Rossi

November 18, 1951 - January 6, 2021

Mrs. Deborah Rossi, age 69 of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Deborah was born November 18, 1951. She was a Customer Service Agent for Paschall Truck Lines in Murray, Kentucky and attended Dexter Hardin United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Deborah is survived by her...
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Barbara Brandon

November 29, 1933 - January 6, 2021

Mrs. Barbara Brandon, age 87 of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield Kentucky. She was born in Murray, Kentucky November 29, 1933 to the late Glen Ashcraft and Lorah Terhune Ashcraft In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Max H. Brandon. Barbara was a member of the Murray First United...
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Soledad Rust

February 21, 1935 - January 5, 2021

Mrs. Maria Soledad Vara-Rust, age 85, of Lima, Peru passed away peacefully in the morning of Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Ky. She was born on Feb 21, 1935 in Lima, Peru. Her father, a senator, was a founding member of the Socialist Movement of Peru and fought for indigenous rights. Her mother was a talented seamstress. She is survived by her...
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Verna Mae Lax

April 6, 1926 - January 5, 2021

Mrs. Verna Mae Lax, age 94, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, Kentucky. She was born on April 6, 1926, in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Benjamin Layne and Elizabeth "Bug" Terry Layne. She was a true coal miner's daughter. Mrs. Lax was preceded in death by her husband of...
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Shirley J. (Manis) Warren

September 30, 1945 - January 3, 2021

Ms. Shirley J. (Manis) Warren, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Ms. Warren was born on September 30, 1945, in Akron, Ohio to the late Thomas J. Manis and Myrtle Penley Manis. She was retired form Fisher Price-Mattel and ran a self-employed cleaning service. Ms. Warren was a member of the Christian...
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Howard Wilton Coy

November 23, 1930 - December 30, 2020

Howard Wilton Coy was born in Stewart County Tennessee to the late Clarence Calvin Coy and Esther Wofford Coy on a cold November morning. His birth is a long story, but if you knew Howard, he probably already told you about it. He served in the United States Air Force as a radio and communications operator for the C-119 Flying Boxcar and 22nd Crash Rescue Boat Squadron during the Korean War. He...
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Helen Brooks

September 26, 1921 - December 28, 2020

Mrs. Helen Brooks, age 99, of Dexter, Kentucky, died Monday, December 28, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Brooks was born in Murray, Kentucky, on September 26, 1921, to the late Golden R. Ragsdale and Hattie Florence (Lee) Ragsdale. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and was the oldest member of the Palestine United Methodist Church. In addition to...
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Joe Max "Joey" Andrus

April 18, 1960 - December 26, 2020

Mr. Joe Max "Joey" Andrus, age 60, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, December 26, 2020, at his home. Joey was born on April 18, 1960, in Murray, Kentucky. He attended the Glendale Road Church of Christ and was a very active member of the Watch Center. He was also an honorary member of the Red Hand Motorcycle Club. Joey loved reading, motorcycles, and spending time with his family. Joey is...
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Deborah Jean Cox

January 18, 1950 - December 25, 2020

Mrs. Deborah Jean Cox, age 70, of Gilbertsville, Kentucky, died Friday, December 25, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Cox was born January 18, 1950 in Murray, Kentucky to the late James Blanchard and Barbara Wolfe Blanchard. Deborah was a retired Correctional Officer with the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Kentucky. She earned an Associate Degree from Paducah Community College and was of the...
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Walter Lee Steely

September 27, 1940 - December 25, 2020

Walter Lee Steely received the grandest Christmas present ever celebrating with our savior. On December 25, 2020, he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Born September 27, 1940, to the late Leland and Alice Steely, he lived in Hazel, Kentucky with his sister, Anna Lou Steely Coleman; and brothers, Howard Steely (Freda) and the late Johnny Steely who passed as a child. On December 29, 1963...
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Alan Ray Jones

March 16, 1952 - December 24, 2020

Mr. Alan Ray Jones, age 68, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at his home. Private family burial services will be held. Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge.
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Frank Vasterling III

January 16, 1947 - December 24, 2020

Mr. Frank Vasterling III, age 73, died on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at his home. Frank was born January 16, 1947 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana to the late Frank Chester Vasterling II and Edna Claire Rothaug Vasterling. He was a retired software developer for IBM, was of the Catholic Faith and an Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam War. He earned an Associate degree from Delgado Community...
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Patsy Thomasson

September 22, 1937 - December 24, 2020

Patsy Mae Thomasson, 83, of Murray, Kentucky, passed peacefully into Heaven on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at the Calvert Convalescent Center in Calvert City, Kentucky. She was born Sep 22, 1937, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Hersie Hopkins and Novena Bedwell Hopkins. Patsy married Jack Thomasson on Feb. 17, 1968 and they lived and worked in St. Louis, Missouri for 32 years before retiring back...
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Luenell Carrol

January 22, 1929 - December 23, 2020

Mrs. Luenell Carrol, age 91, of Hardin, Kentucky, died at The Farm at Puryear, Tennessee on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mrs. Carrol was born in Sharp, Kentucky on January 22, 1929, to the late John Alton and Susie Miller Alton. Mrs. Carrol worked at Murray Hosiery Mills. She got her GED and received her LPN degree in November of 1969 in Murray, Kentucky. She received her RN degree in 1973...
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Luis A. Mancilla, Jr.

December 21, 2020

Mr. Luis A. Mancilla, Jr., age 53, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Monday, December 21, 2020. Arrangements are currently incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
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Jack D. Rose

September 1, 1943 - December 21, 2020

Dr. Jack D. Rose, the former mayor of Murray, died Monday of complications following surgery to remove a tumor near his brain. He was 77 years old. Rose was born in Murray in 1943 at his family's home, a converted schoolhouse. After graduating from Murray High School and Murray State University, he began his education career as a teacher at Greenville High School. Jack Rose married Janice...
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Rex G. Ross

June 11, 1927 - December 21, 2020

Mr. Rex G. Ross, age 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, December 21, 2020, at Green Acres Health Care in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Ross was born June 11, 1927, in Calloway County, Kentucky. He was a retired courier for Peoples Bank and was an Army Air Corps Veteran during WWII. Mr. Ross was preceded in death by his father, Roy Ross; as well as his wife, Florence Myer Ross. Survivors...
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Dixie Marie Hopkins

July 8, 1933 - December 20, 2020

Mrs. Dixie M. Hopkins, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Benton, Kentucky, on July 8, 1933, to the late Alva Crow Green and Lallah Lee (Parker) Green. Mrs. Hopkins was a retired speech pathologist having owned and operated her private practice. She was a member of the American Speech and Hearing...
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Michael Wayne Rhodes

February 25, 1959 - December 19, 2020

Mr. Michael Wayne Rhodes, age 61, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Rhodes was born in Fulton, Kentucky, on February 25, 1959, to the late Jerry Wayne Rhodes and Evelyn Sue Paschall Rhodes. He was a retired painter. In addition to his brother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Lynn Rhodes. Survivors...
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Mark Edward Kennedy

June 19, 1954 - December 19, 2020

Mark Edward Kennedy, 66, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, Dec. 19 in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by his family. He was born June 19, 1954, in Murray, Kentucky, to Keith and Jean Kennedy, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Murray High School, attended Murray State University, and retired from Murray Electric System in 2015. He was an Eagle Scout and a lifelong explorer and...
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Emily Anne Warner Watson

August 16, 1932 - December 18, 2020

Mrs. Emily Anne Warner Watson, age 88, passed peacefully into Heaven on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. Mrs. Watson was born on August 16, 1932, in Lexington, Kentucky, to the late Sherman Ray Warner and Virginia Steele Crowe Warner Vaughn. Mrs. Watson served as the Deputy Circuit Court Clerk in Scott County. She was a 25-year volunteer at...
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Jacqueline A. Lockwood

December 24, 1963 - December 18, 2020

Mrs. Jacqueline A. Lockwood, age 56, of New Concord, Kentucky, died on Friday, December 18, 2020, at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Lockwood was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on December 24, 1963, to Charles Munro and Jesse (Bell) Munro. Mrs. Lockwood before becoming ill was employed by the Murray Wal-Mart. She attended the New Concord Church of Christ. Mrs. Lockwood was preceded...
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Emajean (Walker) Thurman

April 1, 1931 - December 18, 2020

Mrs. Emajean (Walker) Thurman, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. Mrs. Thurman was born in Calloway County, Kentucky, om April 1, 1931, to the late Gairey Walker and Ethel (Lovett) Walker. Mrs. Thurman was a retired registered nurse. She was a member American Nurses Association for 30+ years and a member...
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Arthur Robert "A.R." Hatcher

November 18, 1935 - December 17, 2020

Arthur Robert "A.R." Hatcher, 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, December 17, 2020. He was born November 18, 1935, in Hodgenville, Kentucky, to Henry Wilson and Mary Geneva Hatcher, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Hodgenville High School and attended Western Kentucky University. He began his finance career with Time Finance Co. in Elizabethtown before moving to Benton as...
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Phillip Royce Jones

December 17, 2020

Mr. Phillip Royce Jones, age 72, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Jones was born May 11, 1948 in Mayfield, Kentucky to the late Fred and Violet Thomas Jones. Mr. Jones was a retired Probation & Parole officer in Mayfield, Kentucky, he owned and operated Jones General Store in Farmington, Kentucky...
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James Michael "Jim" LaValle

September 11, 1962 - December 16, 2020

Dr. James Michael "Jim" LaValle, age 58, a resident of Murray, Kentucky for 15 years, died on, Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at his home. Dr. LaValle was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 11, 1962. He was a college professor, who taught at numerous colleges and universities, specializing in Sociology and Criminology. Dr. LaValle was preceded in death by his father, Richard Donald...
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Georgette M. Pickering

October 4, 1924 - December 12, 2020

Mrs. Georgette M. Pickering, age 96, of Benton, Kentucky, died on, Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Pickering was born on October 4, 1924, in Elkville, Illinois to the late Alfred Heiple and Emily Poirot Heiple. She retired from the Dietary Department at the Centerville Hospital in Centerville, Illinois and was a member of the Hardin...
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Phillip Dale Thompson

September 13, 1962 - December 11, 2020

Phillip Dale Thompson, 58, was called home to be with his Lord & Savior on December 11, 2020. Phill was born on September 13, 1962 in Paducah, Ky. and had the ability to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and find humor in most every scenario including his last few weeks battling the complications of cancer. Phill took his last peaceful breath after saying he'd go first just to check...
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Bobbie Jean Piotrowski

October 21, 1932 - December 11, 2020

Bobbie was the beloved wife of Harry Joseph Piotrowski for 66 years. She was the loving mother of Steven (Lynda) Piotrowski and Denise (Paul) Kelsey. She was the loving grandmother to Nicholas and Madeline Kelsey and Jason (Ashley) Major. Dear Sister-in-law to Franziska Piotrowski. She had several nieces and nephews, and was fond of all, making sure that their respective birthdays were noted...
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Dortha Ann Dick

May 7, 1933 - December 11, 2020

Mrs. Dortha Ann Dick, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, December 11, 2020, at the Mills Nursing Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Dick was born on May 7, 1933, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late John Christopher Calhoon and Gorden Ethel Rhoads Calhoon. She worked for General Motors in Michigan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, LC Dick. ...
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Larry Edgar Cain

April 17, 1944 - December 8, 2020

Mr. Larry Cain, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at his home. Mr. Cain was born on April 17, 1944, in Murray, Kentucky to the late James Edwin Cain and Mary Kathryne Farmer Cain. He was the owner and operator of Advanced Security and Electronics. Mr. Cain was an elder and member at the North Pleasant Grove Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
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Terry Wayne Farris

June 1, 1944 - December 7, 2020

Mr. Terry Wayne Farris, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away on, Monday, December 7, 2020, at the Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. He was born in Murray, Kentucky on June 1, 1944, to the late Asher and Mildred (Carrol) Farris. Mr. Farris was retired from the Saputo in Murray and was an Army Veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister,...
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Raymon B. Brittain

September 6, 1921 - December 6, 2020

Mr. Raymon B. Brittain, age 99, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Brittain was born in Calloway County, Kentucky, on September 6, 1921, to the late Samuel McCuen "Mack" Brittain and Mary Ellen (McDaniel) Brittain. Mr. Brittain was a carpenter and retired from Murray State University in the maintenance department. He was an...
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Terra - Jo Robinson

November 14, 1993 - December 3, 2020

Ms. Terra – Jo Robinson, age 27, of Puryear, Tennessee, formerly of Murray, died on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital after an extended illness. Terra - Jo was born on November 14, 1993. She was a 2012 graduate of Calloway County High School and was a member of the Hazel Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shannon (Merrit)...
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Carolyn Faye Warner

June 26, 1953 - December 2, 2020

Mrs. Carolyn Faye Warner, age 67 of Murray, Kentucky died, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Mills Health and Rehab in Mayfield, Kentucky. She was a member of the Cherry Corner Baptist Church; she was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was a homemaker Carolyn was born in Murray, Kentucky on June 26, 1953 to the late James C. Lamb and Dorothy Nell Coursey Lamb. In addition to her...
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Joe Rob Haley

October 10, 1927 - December 2, 2020

Mr. Joe Rob Haley, age 93, of Almo, Kentucky, died on, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Haley was born at his home in Dexter, Kentucky, on October 10, 1927, to the late Charley Wesley Haley and Lena Bell Chapman Haley. Mr. Haley was a farmer, worked at Tappan Manufacturing Company, and later retired from the Calloway County School...
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Anna Mary Ragsdale

September 9, 1925 - December 1, 2020

Mrs. Anna Mary Ragsdale, age 95 of Murray, Kentucky died, Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was born in Model, Tennessee on September 9, 1925 to the late William Fred Dilday and Launa Hicks Dilday Anna was retired from the Kenlake State Park; she was a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband James Albert Ragsdale; one...
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William Thomas Lamb, Jr.

May 7, 1940 - December 1, 2020

Mr. William Thomas Lamb, Jr., age 80, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at his home. Mr. Lamb was born on May 7, 1940, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late William Thomas Lamb, Sr. and Euple Parrish Lamb. He retired after 37 years of service at General Tire and was a farmer. Mr. Lamb was a member of the Hardin Baptist Church and the Extreme Makeover Sunday School...
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Tommy Wayne McDonald, Jr.

November 30, 2020

Mr. Tommy Wayne McDonald, Jr., age 54, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Monday, November 30, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Arrangements are currently incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
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Margaret A. Cloys

November 30, 2020

Mrs. Margaret Ann Cloys, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, November 30, 2020, at the Mayfield Health & Rehab. Mrs. Cloys was born on December 2, 1935, in Murray, Kentucky to the late, Lawrence Dick and Virgie Hill Dick. She retired from Murray State University where she was the office manager of the history department. Mrs. Cloys graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor...
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Shirley Alexander

November 13, 1941 - November 30, 2020

Mrs. Shirley Alexander, age, 79 of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Mill's Health and Rehab in Mayfield, Kentucky. She was a member of the Palestine United Methodist Church. Shirley was born in Murray, Kentucky on November 13, 1941 to the late Herbert Miller and Ina Mae Parrish Miller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold...
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Jessie B. Young

May 13, 1936 - November 29, 2020

Mr. Jessie B. Young, age 84, of Paducah, Kentucky, died on, Sunday, November 29, 2020, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center at Mercy Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Young was born in Viper, Kentucky on May 13, 1936, to the late Milford Young and Lizzie (Addington) Young. Mr. Young was a retired U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Vietnam War. After his retirement Mr. Young was a long...
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Burie "Huz" Giles

February 23, 1928 - November 27, 2020

Mr. Burie "Huz" Giles, age 92, of the Dukedom community, Kentucky, died on, Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Mills Nursing & Rehab in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Giles was born on February 23, 1928, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Elvin Giles and Ruth Lovett Giles. He retired as the plant foreman after 47 years of service with AT&T; he loved his men like they were family. Mr. Giles was...
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Nancy Ann Houseright

April 16, 1951 - November 26, 2020

Ms. Nancy Ann Houseright, age 69, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Ms. Houseright was born on April 16, 1951, in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Carl Jerome Houseright and Mary Laura Daniels Houseright. She worked for Fisher Price and retired from Pella. Ms. Houseright received an Associate of Arts...
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James Robert Towery

December 15, 1930 - November 26, 2020

Mr. James Robert Towery, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Towery was born on December 15, 1930, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Robert E. Towery and Myra Hanley Towery. He was a retired millwright worker and farmer. Mr. Towery was a member of the West Fork Baptist Church. In addition...
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Eugene E. Wrye

September 21, 1930 - November 24, 2020

Mr. Eugene "Gene" Wrye, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at his home. Mr. Wrye was born on September 21, 1930, in Highland Park, Michigan. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended community college. He worked until his retirement in the automotive industry in and around the Detroit area. He and his wife Rhonda retired in 1992 to a house they had...
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Dana Lester

September 22, 1968 - November 24, 2020

Mrs. Dana Lester, age 52, of New Concord, Kentucky died Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Lester was born in Clarksville, Tennessee on September 22, 1968. She was a secretary for LWM Repairs and was a member of the Blood River Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, George Clinard; as well as two sisters, Christy Clinard and Darla Clinard. Survivors include...
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Lonnie "Red" Flood

November 23, 2020

Mr. Lonnie E. "Red" Flood, age 82, of Murray, Kentucky, died at his home on Monday, November 23, 2020. Mr. Flood was born October 28, 1938, in Trigg County, Kentucky, to the late Marvin Flood and Olive Futrell Flood. Red work for over 40 years at Fitts Block and Ready Mix as a block truck driver. He attended the Bethel United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Robert "Bob" Nolan Bowden

November 3, 1940 - November 23, 2020

Mr. Robert "Bob" Nolan Bowden, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky died on Monday, November 23, 2020, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray. Mr. Bowden was born in Covington, Kentucky, on November 3, 1940, to the late Everett A. and Olive Gresham Bowden. Mr. Bowden grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee. He retired from the U.S....
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Isabel Jetton

January 16, 1933 - November 22, 2020

Mrs. Isabel Kelso Jetton, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Isabel was born January 16, 1933, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Urie F. Kelso and Rachel Armstrong Kelso. She was retired from Boone's Laundry, was a former member of the Beech Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and attended the Bell City Baptist Church....
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Sharon Wells

July 31, 1940 - November 21, 2020

Mrs. Sharon McIntosh Wells, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center in Calvert City, Kentucky, after an extended illness. Mrs. Wells was born in Murray, Kentucky, on July 31, 1940, to the late Roley C. McIntosh and Alma Faughn McIntosh. Mrs. Wells was the office manager for the family's owned and operated business, Wells Electric...
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Bobby "Russ" Wall, Jr.

June 6, 1957 - November 19, 2020

Dr. Bobby Russell Wall, Jr., age 63, of Murray, Kentucky lost his battle with cancer on, Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Dr. Wall was born on June 6, 1957, in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was a loving husband and father, a caring son, devoted brother, and a great friend to all who knew him. Russ was born a leader, and as a great leader does, he always put...
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Freddy Hendon

May 15, 1945 - November 18, 2020

Mr. Freddy Hendon, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Hendon was born May 15, 1945 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Edward Lamar Hendon and Audrey Smith Hendon. He was a used car broker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Thurman Hendon; nephew, Kevin...
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Wyona Howard

August 16, 1926 - November 18, 2020

Mrs. Wyona A. Howard, age 94, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. She was born in Marshall County, Kentucky on August 16, 1926 to the late William Leslie Arnett and Gertie Crouch In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Billy G. Howard; two grandchildren, Jeff Hodges and Christie...
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Carolyn Ann Hoover

June 3, 1941 - November 18, 2020

Carolyn Turner Hoover, age 79, of Keymar, Maryland took her spiritual journey home on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 8:45 a.m. at her daughters' home where she lived. She is survived by her three daughters Lisa Ford, Tammy Babkoff, and Debbie Newcomer; eight dearly loved grandchildren; seven precious great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Marine; and sister-in-law, Lawanda Hoover. She was...
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James Lefevers

January 16, 1930 - November 16, 2020

Mr. James Madison Lefevers, age 90, of New Concord, Kentucky, died on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. He was born January 16, 1930 to the late James M. Lefevers, Sr and Eulan Mae Tharp. James was retired from the Walsh Construction Company in Chicago, Illinois; for the last several years he has served as the manager of the Lakeview RV resort in New Concord...
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Dorothy A. Laney

November 21, 1929 - November 16, 2020

Dorothy Anne Laney, 90, of Murray, Kentucky died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Originally from Mayfield, KY, she was most recently a resident at Spring Creek Health Care. Dorothy, also known by many as Anne, was an elementary school teacher in Montgomery County, MD for most of her career, teaching at several area schools. After retiring from teaching, she worked with...
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Martha Myers Cole

February 16, 1929 - November 16, 2020

Mrs. Martha Myers Cole, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Spring Creek Healthcare in Murray. Mrs. Cole was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on February 16, 1929, to the late Tellus Myers and Dora (Morton) Myers. Mrs. Cole was a seamstress for Showcase Bridal in Murray and Brides Corner in Paducah before retiring. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church...
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Bennie Joe Jackson

August 9, 1933 - November 13, 2020

Bennie Joe Jackson, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Jackson was born August 9, 1933 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Dorris S. Jackson and Opal Coleman Jackson. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School in Cottage Grove, Tennessee, after which he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to work for Cleveland...
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Richard Wayne Jones

June 15, 1948 - November 13, 2020

Mr. Richard Wayne Jones, age 72, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. Mr. Jones was born on June 15, 1948, in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Joseph Hardin Jones and Marjorie McCray Jones. He was a retired accountant and farmer and was a 1972 graduate of Murray State University with a Master's degree. Richard was a member of the...
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Pat Redden

March 16, 1935 - November 11, 2020

Mr. Pat Redden, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at his home. Pat was born March 16, 1935 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Jesse Redden and Farie Farris Redden. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Keith Redden; sister, Martha Smith. Survivors...
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Barry Dunn

May 23, 1955 - November 10, 2020

Mr. Barry Douglas Dunn, age 65, of Dexter, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at his home. Mr. Dunn was born on May 23, 1955, in Cadiz, Kentucky to the late Morris Dunn and Jewel Ahart Dunn. He was a heavy equipment operator and was of the Christian faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Morris "Tot" Dunn, Alan Wayne Dunn, and William Len...
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Jim Bryan

September 20, 1933 - November 9, 2020

Jim Bryan, age 87, passed away on Monday, November, 9th. after a brief illness of pneumonia and COVID 19. He was born on September 20, 1933 in Olmstead (Logan County) Kentucky. His parents were the late James W. Bryan and Mrytle Lee Dixon Bryan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Mayme Hall. Jim is survived by his wife Jo Bryan of Denton, TX. They were...
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Roxie Lynn Billington

September 21, 1965 - November 9, 2020

Mrs. Roxie Lynn Billington, age 55, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Monday, November 9, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Billington was born in Murray, Kentucky on September 21, 1965. She retired from the Murray-Calloway County Hospital as a Phlebotomist and was a member of the Russell Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death...
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Janie Elkins

July 10, 1951 - November 9, 2020

Mrs. Janie Elkins, age 69, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Monday, November 9, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Elkins was born in Highland Park, Michigan on July 10, 1951, to the late Charles and Sue Kemp. Mrs. Elkins was a member of the Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Elkins is survived by her husband, Larry Elkins of Murray,...
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Billy McMillen

July 13, 1973 - November 9, 2020

Mr. Billy McMillen, age 47, of Athens, Alabama, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the Athens – Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama. Mr. McMillen was born in Marshall County, Kentucky on July 13, 1973. He was an Electrical Planner with the Tennessee Valley Authority and was a member of the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition, Mr. McMillen...
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James R. Burkeen

November 16, 1930 - November 8, 2020

Mr. James R. Burkeen, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Sunday, November 08, 2020, at the Spring Creek Healthcare in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Burkeen was born on November 16, 1930, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Rufe Burkeen and Winnie (Lovett) Burkeen. He was the owner of Burkeen's Grocery and was a member of the Palestine United Methodist Church. In addition to his...
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Dakota Keith Erwin

June 28, 1993 - November 4, 2020

Mr. Dakota Keith Erwin, age 27, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Erwin was born in Murray, Kentucky on June 28, 1993. He was employed with Shawn Jones Masonry and he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Erwin was preceded in death by grandparents; Ted McCuiston, Theron Erwin and Rachel Erwin; and by a cousin...
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Fannilee Wyatt Owen

August 11, 1929 - November 4, 2020

Fannilee Wyatt Owen, 91, of Murray, Kentucky, enjoyed life to the fullest. On November 4, 2020, with normal Gigi flair, she passed unexpectedly from this earth to paradise to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ without skipping a beat! One of the scriptures she loved to quote every day was Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." This is the...
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David Alton Wright

June 23, 1949 - November 4, 2020

Mr. David Alton Wright, age 71, Mayfield, Kentucky, died on, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Wright was born in Graves County, Kentucky on June 23, 1949, to the late Adrian Wright and Elvita (Miller) Wright. Mr. Wright was employed at the Mayfield Country Club before retiring. He was a member of His House Ministries in Mayfield. ...
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Margaret Squier

November 4, 2020

Margaret Ann Squier, age 81, of Murray, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Spring Creek Health Care. Margaret was born December 10, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Frances James and Pearl Catherine (Walsh) McKeown. Margaret was a long-time parishioner of St. Leos Catholic church. Her greatest joys in life were bird watching and playing cards with family and friends. Special...
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Gail Mullins

November 3, 2020

Mrs. Gail Mullins, age 59, of Gilbertsville, Kentucky, died on, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center at Mercy Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Mullins was born on October 15, 1961, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to the late Elwood Sturidvant and Emma Poeppel Sturidvant. She retired from the City of Murray after 22 years of service as an administrative...
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Judith Ainley

January 22, 1947 - November 3, 2020

Mrs. Judith Ainley, age 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Ainley was born January 22, 1947, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Codie Darnell and Daisy Hopkins Darnell. She was a retired Deputy Clerk with the Calloway County Clerks Office. She was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. In...
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Gerald Gallimore

March 21, 1942 - October 31, 2020

Mr. Gerald Gallimore, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Mr. Gallimore was born on March 21, 1942, in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Rexford A. Gallimore and Ruby Mayzelle Wright Gallimore. He was a retired farmer and was also retired from ANR Pipeline after 25 years of service. Mr....
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Dortha H. Hughes

April 27, 1925 - October 30, 2020

Mrs. Dortha H. Hughes, age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord on, Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Spring Creek Nursing Home in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Hughes was born on April 27, 1925, in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Samuel Lloyd Henry and Gena Outland Henry. She worked for South Central Bell in Murray and later retired from Don Henry State Farm Insurance Company. Mrs...
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Danny Joe Burkeen

April 18, 1954 - October 29, 2020

Mr. Danny Joe Burkeen, age 66, of Mayfield, Kentucky, died on, Thursday, October 29, 2020, at his home. Mr. Burkeen was born on April 18, 1954, in Murray, Kentucky to the late Billy Joe Burkeen and Shirley Hill Burkeen. He was a farm laborer and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Emma Marie Burkeen and Lilly Dora Burkeen. ...
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Reba Pearl Crouse

December 3, 1922 - October 29, 2020

Mrs. Reba Pearl Crouse, age 97 of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky. She was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ; she had worked at the Garment Factory for seventeen years. Reba was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on December 3, 1922 to the late Eugene Darnell Sr. and Onie Mae Grubbs Darnall Cleaver. In...
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Phyllis Jean Carson

December 14, 1941 - October 27, 2020

Mrs. Phyllis Jean Carson, Age 78 of Benton, Kentucky, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky She was a Homemaker and worked at Fisher Price in Murray for several years; she was of Methodist Faith. Mrs. Carson was born in Murray, Kentucky on December 14, 1941 to the late Jesse Cecil Maupin and Iola Shouse Maupin. In addition to her...
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James Calvin Barnett

September 30, 1935 - October 27, 2020

Mr. James Calvin Barnett, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, entered the presence of Jesus on, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Mr. Barnett was born on September 30, 1935, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the late Thomas Alfred Barnett and Robbie Luverne Outland Barnett. He was a retired Kentucky State Police Trooper and was a farmer. Mr. Barnett was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church and was an Army...
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Jean Gray Parrish Wheeler

August 5, 1933 - October 26, 2020

Mrs. Jean Gray Parrish Wheeler, age 87, of New Concord, Kentucky, died on, Monday, October 26, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. Mrs. Wheeler was born August 5, 1933 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Noel Parrish and Robie Canady Parrish. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Micah Paul Reed

October 24, 2020 - October 24, 2020

Micah Paul Reed, born on, Saturday, October 24, 2020, died on, Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul Neval Reed; maternal great grandfather, Elbert "Sonny" Charles, Jr.; as well as an additional set of maternal great grandparents, Billy G. Reed and Betty Reed. Survivors include his mother, Krystal...
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Carolyn June Hicks

September 25, 1947 - October 24, 2020

Mrs. Carolyn June Hicks, age 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. Mrs. Hicks was born in Murray, Kentucky, on September 25, 1947, to the late Chesley Travis and Rachel (Copeland) Travis. Mrs. Hicks was the owner and operator of Carol's Beauty Shop before retiring. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church....
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Julianne Smith Staudacher

February 23, 1938 - October 22, 2020

Mrs. Julianne West Smith Staudacher, age 82, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray after an extended illness. Mrs. Staudacher was born in Murray, Kentucky, on February 23, 1938, to the late Ed West and Sadie Nell Jones West. She graduated with honors from John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and from...
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Helen R. (Billington) Paschall

September 26, 1930 - October 21, 2020

Mrs. Helen R. (Billington) Paschall, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Paschall was born in Calloway County, Kentucky, on September 26, 1930, to the late James Billington and Lucille (Smith) Billington. Mrs. Paschall retired from Murray State University and was a member of the Sinking Spring Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs....
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Phillip Lynn Adams

December 12, 1955 - October 18, 2020

Mr. Phillip Lynn Adams, age 64, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Greenacres Health Care in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mr. Adams was born in Morganfield, Kentucky on December 12, 1955, to the late John B. Adams and Mary (Cunningham) Adams. He was a retired registered nurse with Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky and was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church. ...
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Leonard Adriaan Budding

January 28, 1945 - October 18, 2020

Mr. Leonard Adriaan Budding, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Sunday, October 18, 2020, at his home. Mr. Budding was born on January 28, 1945, in Indonesia to the late Pauline (Wetzel) Budding. He retired from General Motors, loved the kids, grandkids, and his family. Mr. Budding also loved the ocean, camping, backpacking, hiking, and going to new places. Mr. Budding was a Vietnam War...
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Joyce Ann Harper

June 19, 1936 - October 16, 2020

Mrs. Joyce Ann Harper, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, October 16, 2020 at her home. Joyce was born on June 19, 1936, in Lebanon, Indiana to the late Pete Hughes and the late Reba (Maltsberger) Hughes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rabon Harper; sister, Sharon Rowland; one grandson, Kyle Harper; as well as one step-son, Steven Harper. She...
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