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.


Brownie Sue Wilkerson Obituary

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Brownie Sue Wilkerson

Brownie Sue Wilkerson, 95, of Troy, Tennessee, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Magnolia Place in Union City, Tennessee.

She was born May 23, 1923, to Harvey Lynn Parker and Johnnie Farless Parker. 

She grew up in the Penny community in Calloway County, and later married James Clifton Wilkerson. They were married for 52 years. For many years, she an active member of Union Grove Church of Christ until she moved to North Carolina to be near her daughter, and later to Tennessee with her daughter’s family. At the time of her death, she was a member of  Troy Church of Christ in Troy, Tennessee. Sue was active in supporting her husband on their family farm in Penny, while also working as a telephone operator for Bell South. Before her retirement, she worked at Lerman’s Department Store. She used her seamstress skills to make many beautiful heirloom quilts, and provided burial gowns made from discarded wedding dresses for premature infants. There were many benefactors of her sewing skills ranging from nursing home patients to cancer patients. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifton Wilkerson, a World War II veteran, who died Feb. 12, 1997, at the age of 82; and her seven siblings and infant sister, Mary Parker, Hazel Parker Tutt, Jack Parker, Frank Parker, Lynn Parker, Ann Parker Darnell, and Ruby Jo Parker Leslie. 

Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by one daughter, Jenny Newberry and husband Ron of Rives, Tennessee; two granddaughters, Kim Newberry Sutler and husband Troy Doug III of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and Monica Renee Newberry of Raleigh, North Carolina;  many nieces and nephews; and Brennan and Brileigh Spain who loved her as “Granny Sue.”

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Ron Newberry, Johnny Parker and Dan Leslie officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Troy Church of Christ in Troy. There will also be a visitation from 11 a.m. until the service hour Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to New Pathways for Children, P.O. Box 10, Melber, KY 42069.

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

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


Robbie L. Shelby obituary

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Robbie L. Shelby

Robbie L. Shelby, 66, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. 

She was born July 26, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, to Kenneth and Evon Stagner Robertson. 

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee Martin and her master's degree from Murray State University. She was a chemistry teacher at Murray High School. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Mrs. Shelby is survived by her husband, Wesley Shelby of Murray, whom she married Sept. 21, 1974; two sons, Jason Shelby and wife Ellis of Murray, Matthew Shelby and wife Carrie of St. Louis, Missouri; two daughters, Krista Fielder and husband Drew of Murray and Shannon Shelby and fiancé Justin Pennington of Los Angeles, California; three grandchildren, Virginia Shelby, Wesley Shelby III and Jackson Shelby; and two grandbabies on the way. 

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 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. 


Greyson Wayne Holland

Greyson Wayne Holland died peacefully in the arms of his loving parents at Norton Children's Hospital Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

He is the infant son of Tyler and Melissa Holland of Benton. He is the answer to their prayers and will forever be in their hearts. During his eight short days on this earth, he touched so many lives and was deeply loved and adored by his family and friends.

Grayson is survived by his siblings, Anna Noles, Addison Noles, Ava Noles, Kenna Holland and his twin brother, Jack Holland; his paternal grandparents, Randy and Pam Holland of Benton; maternal grandparents, Chuck and Linda Vied of Murray and Dale and Lori Clark of Benton; and his uncles, Josh Vied of Murray and Ryan Holland of Paducah.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Altona Baptist Church in Calvert City with Blake Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Fooks Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

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

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


Annie Scalf

Annie Scalf, 70, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, downtown Murray.

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