Dr. Joel L. Royalty

Dr. Joel L. Royalty, 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his home.  

He was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Vinson Royalty and Rosamand Mathison.

He was a professor emeritus at Murray State University, where he taught statistics to psychology, nursing and OSHA students for 28 years. He was also an avid tennis player, cyclist, swimmer and kayaker.

Dr. Royalty is survived by his wife, Nancy Rosen Royalty of Murray; life companion, Alysia Ritter of Murray; two daughters, Alexis Royalty of Arlington, Virginia, and Joan Miskiewicz of Murray; one sister, Nancy Royalty Richards of Iowa City, Iowa; one brother, Billy Royalty of Moscow, Idaho; and three grandchildren, Shyann, Ender and Maggie.

No public services are scheduled.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

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

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


Evelyn H. Scott

Evelyn H. Scott, 77, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at her home.

She was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Murray, to Bub Garland and Ada Mae Bray Garland. 

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Scott. 

Private family services were held.

Online condolences may be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneral home.com.

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


Lawrence R. Reeder

Lawrence R. Reeder, 80, of The Villages, Florida, died Jan. 29, 2019. 

He was born in Carmi, Illinois, and reared in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He moved to The Villages from Russellville, Kentucky.

He was a career educator, teaching and coaching at the high school level and serving as a financial aid specialist for the state of Kentucky in technical education. He was active in The Villages softball program, serving for a time on Division III’s Board of Directors

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Reeder. 

Lawrence is survived by his brother, Harold E. Reeder of Thornton, Colorado; and two nieces: Susan Reeder of Aurora, Colorado, and and Stacey Yost of Johnstown, Colorado.

A dual memorial service for both Larry and his wife Peggy will be at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Wildwood, Florida. A committal service will follow in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Memorial contributions may be left to the Russellville, Kentucky High School Baseball Program, or a charity of your choice.

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


Virginia Bandarra

Virginia Bandarra, 100, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.

She was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Ignacio, California, to John and Mary Lopez Azevedo. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Murray and was active in Bible study with members of the community, and loved to sing. She was known for being a bit feisty, with a sense of humor and always had a comeback. She enjoyed music and dancing, as demonstrated in her young years when she, her sister and mother would play and sing at local Portuguese festivals and perform on local radio stations in California. Her real love was assisting people who desired to know more about the bible and God's name, "Jehovah" (Psalm 83:18). She will be missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Bandarra; eight brothers; and seven sisters.

Mrs. Bandarra is survived by two sons, George R. Bandarra and wife Juanita of Murray and Raymond G. Bandarra and wife Bambi of Almo; a daughter, Christina Williams and husband Chris of Ocala, Florida; a sister, Inez Cordozo; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Bill Stockwell officiating.

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

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


Annie Scalf

Annie Scalf, 76, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.

She was born in Model, Tennessee to William and Evelyn Fox Cherry.

She attended Hogsjaw, a one-room school, in Model. She retired from the Air Forces Escape & Evade Society (AFEES), where she worked as a civilian computer technician. She was a member of Scott's Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Cherry and two nephews.

Annie is survived by her husband, Dewey Scalf, whom she married May 14, 2004; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Sue Saylers husband David of Calvert City, Lisa Scalf of Grand Rivers and Jami Adams and husband Nathan of Hazel; a brother, Wilton Cherry and wife Mary Ann of Dover, Tennessee; a sister, Murl Scalf of Dover; a niece, Karen Bumpus and husband Brett of Dover; a nephew, Anthony Cherry and wife Leeann of Dover; eight stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at the Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory with Terry Joslyn and Joe Shannon officiating. Carson Bumpus, Anthony Cherry, William Scalf, Jared Scalf, Trenton Cherry and Preston Frommeyer will serve as pallbearers. Samantha Smith Hunter Adams and Ashley Cherry will serve as honorary pallbearers. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

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

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


Marilyn Cohoon Adkins

Marilyn Cohoon Adkins, 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at her home.

She was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Murray, Kentucky, to Vernon and Billie Jones Cohoon, who preceded her in death.

She was an adoring wife, meeting the love of her life while he was on the football field and she was cheering on the sidelines with blue and gold pom poms. She was an extraordinary mother, loving sister, pioneer as a female little league baseball coach, world traveling tennis mom with over 10 years’ experience on the junior and high school circuits, Nana to four wonderful grandkids, best friend and known card shark in the regular Mahjong card game,  and a sport enthusiast with a passion for Murray High, Murray State and the St Louis Cardinals. She was a volunteer for Need Line and other charities supporting Calloway County. She was a member of First Baptist Church and will be missed by all.

Mrs. Adkins is survived by her husband, Clyde Adkins, whom she married in 1965 in Murray; two sons, Chip Adkins and wife Shannan of Birmingham, Alabama, and Russ Adkins and wife Fran of Nashville, Tennessee; one brother, Greg Cohoon and wife Pam of Murray; four grandchildren, Reed and Anna Kate Adkins, both of Birmingham, and Finley-Rose and Miller Adkins, both of Nashville; and one niece Madison Cohoon of Murray. 

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with  Keith Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

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

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

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