Peggy Jane Orr

Peggy Jane Orr, 71, of New Boston, Michigan,  formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at her home.

She was born July 17, 1948, in Murray to Henry James Orr and Mary Elizabeth Orr, who preceded her in death.

She received her master's degree from Central Michigan University and served as a director in the healthcare industry. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. 

Mr. Orr is survived by one sister, Edith Eisenman, and one nephew, Thomas Eisenman Jr., both of New Boston. 

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral & Cremation Services with Mike Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. 


Christopher Gallimore obituary

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Christopher Gallimore

Christopher Gallimore, 48, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.

He was born Sept. 8, 1971 in Murray to Mike and Glenda Dale Gallimore.

He owned and operated Kablam! Toys in Hazel with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Christopher is survived by his wife, Angela Lyons Gallimore of Murray; his father, Mike Gallimore; and his dog, "Boggy".

No services are planned. 

Online condolences may be left at www.imesfh.com.

Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, downtown Murray, is in charge of arrangements.


Larry Lee Shouse obituary

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Larry Lee Shouse

Larry Lee Shouse, 73, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019,  at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital, surrounded by close family members.

He was born June 7, 1946 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, to Verdie and Louise Laslie Shouse.

He graduated from Owensboro High School and shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served two tours during the Vietnam War. He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver, retiring from Averitt Express. He was a proud Marine and a strong Republican who loved his country. He enjoyed hunting and collecting things. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Linda C. Shouse of Owensboro; and a sister, Faye Miller. 

Mr. Shouse is survived by three children, a son, Larry Lee Shouse Jr and wife Marie and two daughters, Laura Bradley and husband Michael and Elisabeth Geurin and husband Ben, all of Murray; a stepson, Allen Howard and wife Carrie of Whitesville; and his sons, Lucas Howard and Kristopher Howard. He was a proud Paw Paw to 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Steven Shouse (Samantha), Larry Lee “Tres” Shouse, Johnny Shouse, Shakira Shouse, Sara Shouse, Brittani Rogers (Austin), Abby Bradley, Belle Bradley, Emily Bradley, Lexi Joyner, Daniel Joyner and Castyn Geurin; three great-grandsons, Ezra Bradley-Rogers, Penelope Shouse and Emery Plowman; and his sisters, Anna Allen (James) and Judith Stewart (Edgar).  

The funeral service will be at noon Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro, followed by burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, and from 11 a.m. until the service hour Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Toys for Tots, 4100 Kipling Dr. Owensboro, KY 42303, or The American Legion, 736 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301. 

Online condolences may be left at www.glenncares.com.

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory of Owensboro is in charge of arrangements.


Alice Houston obituary

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Alice Houston

Alice Houston, 76, of Stella, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at her home.  

She was born Nov. 5, 1942, to Laban V. Delay and  Bazel Johnson DeLay.  

She was a loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend that exemplified a charitable, Christian character. She was a retired laboratory technician, and a member of West Fork Baptist Church.

 She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael DeLay.

Mrs. Houston is survived by her husband, C.L. "Charles" Houston; sons, Chuck Houston and wife Lisa and Brent Houston and wife Jill, all of Kirksey; grandchildren, C.J. Houston, Sam Houston; numerous other children she loved and cared for including Colton and Capree Burris; and a brother, Van DeLay and wife Judy of Weatherford, Texas.

The funeral service is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service hour Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


Willie Wilson ‘W.K.’ Kinel obituary

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Willie Wilson 'W.K.' Kinel

Willie Wilson “W.K.” Kinel, 80, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. 

He was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Murray, to Brown Kinel and Katherine Hudsepth Pate.

He retired after 30 years as a recreational supervisor at the Earl C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield. He was a member and deacon at Mt. Horeb Freewill Baptist Church in Murray, and graduated from Douglas High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Theus, and one son, Kevin L. Theus.

Mr. Kinel is survived by his wife, Pearly Mae Foster Kinel, whom he married May 31, 1970, in Murray; two daughters, Willette Ray and husband Eddie and Abeline Theus; one stepdaughter, Michelle Ellis and husband Troy; two sons, Dwaine Muskgrow and Wendell Theus and wife Sandra; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ann Perry; one brother-in-law, Carl Foster and wife Arleen; and one daughter-in-law, Casonya Theus. 

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Jerome Hayes, Junior Greer and Donald Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


Claude Willis Johnson obituary

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Claude Willis Johnson

Claude Willis Johnson died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

He was born July 7, 1960, in Murray, Kentucky, to Perry and Frances Johnson. He was their first born. 

He grew up and attended public schools in Murray. He graduated from Murray High School in 1978 and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He received a full military scholarship to Murray State University, along with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship award. He graduated from MSU in 1982. One of his most treasured memories was working his way up the ranks with the Boy Scouts of America, and becoming an Eagle Scout.

After attaining his bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a communications electronic operations officer. He greatly enjoyed his tour of duty, especially while serving overseas in South Korea. While in the military, he was awarded several decorations, medals, badges and citations, among them were the Meritorious  Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, an Army Service Ribbon and an Overseas Service Ribbon. After 10 years, he was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. Claude loved his country and served it with great pride

After his separation from the military, Claude worked for several companies exercising the gifts that God had given him, one of which was a brilliant mind. Since 2012, he worked as a developer advisor for AIM Specialty Health in Chicago, Illinois. Working for AIM allowed him to move back to Murray, where he wanted to be closer to his family, while establishing a home-based office. He worked faithfully for AIM until a few days before his passing.

At a young age, Claude realized that he had a gift and a passion for art. Drawing and painting was not just a hobby for him, it was a way of life. Seldom did he go anywhere without having a pen, pencil and sketchbook in hand. His talent did not go unnoticed. He received many requests, recognitions and accolades for his art pieces throughout his life. Matching his extraordinary artistic abilities, was his infectious smile and warm personality.  Accepting his calling to the ministry of the Gospel, while he was in the Army, helped to mold together all of his passions in life. He loved all of God’s people and lived to help and serve all those he came across, especially those who were in need. Even during the short time he battled with cancer, he never missed an opportunity to minister to those he felt needed to be encouraged. The two things that Claude would want us all to remember is - serve the Lord with all your heart and try not to live your life with regrets, and life is much too short to have to keep reliving what could have been.

Claude is survived by his wife, Patricia Johnson; his parents, Perry and Frances Johnson; one brother, Craig Johnson and wife Erica; two sisters, Melinda Johnson and Melissa Johnson; his five children, Von, Tavaris, Eric, Octavia and Sasha Johnson; and a host of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and good friends who remain to mourn his passing.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Higher Praise Worship Center with E.F. Clere officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Wings of Hope Food and Clothing Pantry, ℅ Higher Praise Ministries, 5623 U.S. 641 N., Almo, KY 42020.

Online condolences may be left at www.imesfh.com.

Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, downtown Murray, is in charge of arrangements.

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