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Mydelle Rickman obituary

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Mydelle Rickman

Mydelle Rickman, 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Spring Creek Health Care of Murray, where she had been a resident since 2015. 

She was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Jessie Jones Roberts Barrow and Goebel Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Thomas and Billie Ray Roberts. 

She retired in 1993 as a nurse at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She was a member of Baptist Nurses Fellowship of Kentucky. At the age of 12, she became a Christian and joined Flint Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 60 years, and was a member of the Baptist Women Mission Group. In 2007, she was named Calloway County’s Best Mom by the “Murray Ledger & Times.” She married Macon Rickman Nov. 23, 1940. He died in 2004.

Mrs. Rickman is survived by her children, James E. Rickman and wife Barbara, Janice Rickman Chapman and husband Don and Maurita Rickman Roper and husband Alan; her brother, Charles Roberts and wife Ann; six grandchildren, Darrin and Ed Chapman, Lisa Rickman McCurley, Mitzi Rickman Kissel, Jan Livers Heck and Michael Roper; great-grandchildren, Austin, Alex, Carson and Jackson Chapman, Allyson and James Preston Murrey, Kayden James Kissel, and Jordan and Madyson Cutts; and great-great-grandchildren, Levi and Hallie Chapman. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at the Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, with Ed Chapman, Glenn Cope and Austin Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be James Dale Hopkins, Larry Gilbert, Richard Vanover, Brian Whybark, Jimmy Dale Johnson and Joe Dan Taylor. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, 

Dec. 8, 2018, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Flint Baptist Church, c/o Richard Vanover, treasurer, 1350 Flint Rd. Murray, KY 42071.

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

The Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 


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Tiffany Shemwell Clayton obituary

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Tiffany Shemwell Clayton

Tiffany Shemwell Clayton, 35, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

She was born Sept. 19, 1983, in Murray, Kentucky.

She was a graduate of Murray State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary eduction and her master’s degree in special education. She was a licensed customer service representative for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company in the Calloway County office and was a member of Murray First United Methodist Church.

Community involvement was key to Tiffany’s life as she served as the Murray-Calloway County Relay for Life Survivor Chair for six years. She reached out to cancer survivors, like herself, and brought joy, hope and love to each one as they battled and fought this terrible disease. Additionally, she would spend hours-upon-hours creating, decorating and setting up each year’s event. Another passion for Tiffany was all the children she came in contact with during her years of teaching in area elementary and middle schools, and especially serving the children and youth of Murray First United Methodist Church. Tiffany served over 20 years as Sunday school teacher to the preschool students and spent time assisting the United Methodist Youth with programs on Sunday and Wednesday nights, and annually as the crafts director  during Vacation Bible School. While no child was biological, they all were her children as she nurtured and cared for each one as if they were her own and she was theirs.

Most importantly, God and her family were the top priorities in her life as her love shined through daily, whether it be her creations of shirts, mugs, ornaments and hundreds of decoration she was so happy to make for those she cared about; being in charge of the church’s layette ministry which provided newborns and their mothers with much needed supplies as they went home from the hospital; helping guide devotionals, activities and fundraisers with her church circle, Friendship Hannah; spending as much time as she could in church and around her church family, while constantly professing her faith to all those who needed to hear it or simply needed a friend. She was always there and would always go above and beyond in whatever situation arose.

Being with family at all times was so vital as she cherished every moment she had with her mother at their furniture store, as they helped raise her niece, Mira, whom she loved unconditionally and eternally, as well as with her father, Ronnie, husband, Aaron, her brother Worth, sister-in-law Kendra, and family and friends around the country. They took trips, gathered at community events, enjoyed holidays and meals while they made everlasting memories every second that will be cherished forever.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Lilburn “Blackie” Shemwell, and her maternal grandparents, Pat and Dortha Carraway.

Tiffany is survived by her husband, Aaron Clayton of Murray, whom she married June 25, 2011, in Murray; her parents, Ronnie and Terese (Carraway) Shemwell of Murray; one brother, Worth Shemwell and wife Kendra (Bryant) of Murray; paternal grandmother, Blanche Shemwell of Murray; one niece, Mira Jones Shemwell; and several cousins.

The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at First United Methodist Church with Rick Dye and Jim Stahler officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to First United Methodist Church, 503 Maple St., Murray, KY 42071, or to the Calloway County Relay for Life, Attn: Janel Tate, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003. 

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

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


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Faye Hurt obituary

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Faye Hurt

Faye Hurt, 71 of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at her home.

She was born March 5, 1947, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Mary Lou Hargis Morris and C.D Morris.  

She was a retired cosmetologist and co-owner of the Beauty Box.  

She was preceded in death by her father.

Mrs. Hurt is survived by her husband, Larry G. Hurt, whom she married July 2, 1964, in Hardin; her mother, Mary Lou Morris of Murray; one daughter, Kina N. Hurt of Murray; one brother, Phillip E. Morris and wife Jennifer of Murray; and one grandson, Tanner Knight of Murray.

No public service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071, or Soup for the Soul, 411 Maple St., Murray, KY 42071.

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

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

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