Emma Lou Jones obituary

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Annetta ‘Butch’ Britt Tucker

Annetta “Butch” Britt Tucker, 80, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Wingo, Kentucky, died at 11:02 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Calvert City, Kentucky. 

She was a member of Wingo Baptist Church, and was a lifelong resident of the Western Kentucky area.

She was preceded in death by husbands Jimmy L. Tucker of Wingo and Ronnie Cruise of Melber; her parents, Lawrence and Lucille Britt; a brother, Greg Britt; and a sister Barbara Torres. 

Mrs. Tucker is survived by two sons; Scott Tucker and wife Tabitha of Murray and Chad Tucker and wife Lisa of Cypress, Texas; one sister; Lana (Ronald) Pate of Wingo; two grandchildren, Sydny Tucker and Josh Tucker; one step-grandchild, Ashley Holloway; and one step-great-grandchild, Davis Holloway.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at  Brown Funeral Home in Wingo with Spence Pate officiating. A private burial will follow in Wingo Cemetery. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at the funeral home. 

Ms. Annetta was a lover of all animals, except snakes. To honor her love of animals, donations may be sent to the Murray-Calloway County Humane Society, 607 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

Brown Funeral Home of Wingo is in charge of arrangements.


Anna ‘Ann’ Lee Jones Cohoon obituary

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Anna ‘Ann’ Lee Jones Cohoon

Anna “Ann” Lee Jones Cohoon, 88, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

She was born July 12, 1932, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Houston and Neva Blakely Miller. 

She was a homemaker and loved being a wife and mother. She was a charter member of Northside Baptist Church. She had worked for Drs. Wells and Byrn Optometrists. She also worked as a babysitter and a volunteer for the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She was a member of the Chapter 292 Woodman Life and the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizen Center. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two dear husbands, LA Jones, who she was married to for 48 years, and Ottis Cohoon, her husband for 8 1/2 years.

Mrs. Cohoon is survived by her beloved son, Donald Miller Jones and his dear wife Bessie Lynn Jones; three grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; six great -grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. 

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Brett Miles and Larry Salmon officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 884 Radio Road, Almo, KY 42020.

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

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


Sandra ‘Sissy’ Kay Boutwell obituary

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Sandra ‘Sissy’ Kay Boutwell

Sandra “Sissy” Kay Boutwell, 67, of Hazel, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

She was born May 5, 1953, in Murray, Kentucky, to Portor Bramlett and Marie Patterson Bramlett. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Peggy Castleman, Patsy Bramlett and Kathryn Phelps; and two brothers, Jimmy Bramlett and Junior Bramlett.

Mrs. Boutwell is survived by her husband, Howell Starks of Hazel; a daughter, Michelle Bradley and husband Wayne of Paris, Tennessee; a son, Mitchell Boutwell and wife De’storia of Paris, Tennessee; one brother, Buster Bramlett of Hazel; seven grandchildren, Malik Cortez Russell, Mallaki Quindale Boutwell, Jayla Marie Elizabeth Boutwell, Angel Shaye Boutwell, Brittany Bradley, Travis Bradly and Serenity Bradley; and two great-grandchildren, Kashton and Lucia Bradley. 

A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Hazel Cemetery with John Dale officiating. There will be no public visitation. 

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

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


Erna Wilder obituary

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Erna Wilder

Erna Wilder of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at her home.

She retired from Mattel, and attended Westside Baptist Church.

She was born on Oct. 7 in Rosenheim, Germany to Korbinian Furtmaier and Helene Weber Furtmaier.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross C. Wilder; one son, Steve Wilder; and one sister, Hella Cotte.

Mrs. Wilder is survived by two daughters, Vicki Wallace and husband Gary and Samantha Haneline and husband Kent, all of Murray; one daughter-in-law, Vicky Wilder of Murray; one sister, Lotte Reisberger of Rosenheim, Germany; five grandchildren, Chase Wallace and wife Anna, Amy Phillips and husband Chris, Alex Haneline and wife Megan, William Haneline and Chris Wilder and wife Lacey; six great-grandchildren, Cash Wallace, Ryder Wallace, Saylor Wallace, Taylor Brooks and husband Sherman, Gage Phillips and Colby Phillips; and one great-great-grandchild, Waylon Brooks.

A memorial service will be held for both Ross and Erna Wilder at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Garry Evans officiating. Entombment will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at the funeral home.  

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 & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


Nancy J. Carver obituary

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Nancy J. Carver

Nancy J. Carver, 79, of Paducah, Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

She was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Washington, Indiana, to George and Dorothy Peek Young.

She was a graduate of Murray State University where she received her master’s degree and Rank 1 degree. She was a retired teacher, having taught  in Paducah for moer than 37 years. She directed the kindergarten program at Paducah First Baptist Church, and taught the remaining years at Clark Elementary School. She was a member of the McCracken County Retired Teachers Association and KEA. She was also an avid golfer and enjoyed square dancing with her husband, “Wimpy.”  She was a member of First Baptist Church Paducah.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winford D. “Wimpy” Carver. 

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Amy Cox and husband Ricky of Murray and Julie Sheffer and husband Chris of Paducah; one brother, Jim Young (Valerie) of Yorktown, Virginia; and three grandchildren, Taylor Willis, Will Sheffer and Sarah Sheffer.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Homes with Tommy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Market House Theater, 132 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001.

Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Timmy Manning obituary

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Timmy Manning

Timmy Manning, 53, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

He was born Aug. 6, 1967, in Murray.

He was a maintenance technician for Saputo Inc., and a member of Coldwater Baptist Church. He was a 1986 graduate of Calloway County High School and was a member of the 1985 Calloway County High School Cross Country State Champions. He was also a member of the Calloway County Fire-Rescue since 1988 and was currently serving as assistant chief. He also served as a Calloway County Sheriff’s Deputy from 1988-2003, and was currently the Constable of District 4 in Calloway County, having served in that role since 2003. 

Timmy is survived by his wife, Heather Kelso Manning of Murray; a son, Travis Manning of Murray; his parents, Bobby and Faye Manning of Murray; a brother, Tracy Manning and wife Tracy of Murray; a nephew, Fulton Manning of Murray; and four stepdaughters, Macie, Kallie, Haddie and Zaylie Kelso, all of Murray.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Larry Salmon and George Culp officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Calloway County Fire-Rescue, 101 E. Sycamore St., Murray, KY 42071.

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

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


Sina W. Richardson obituary

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Sina W. Richardson

Sina W. Richardson, 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at her home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mason C. Wheeler and Alda Epperson Wheeler.

She was a retired certified public accountant. She was also a member of First Baptist Church, and active in the Phoebian Sunday school class and the M.A.G.I.C. group. She served on numerous boards, charitable foundations, and groups including the Sigma Department of the Murray Woman’s Club, Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs, Kentucky Society of CPAs, American Society of CPAs, and the Murray High School Band Boosters. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bethel Richardson; a brother, Darrell Wheeler; and two grandchildren, Sina and Jennifer Hurter.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by four daughters: Audrey Brown of Murray, Brenda Hosford of Murray, Michele Stewart and husband Roy of Nashville, Tennessee, and Beth Hurter and husband Mark of Toney, Alabama; her sister, Esther Wheeler of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; her brother, Dennis Wheeler of Redwood City, California; sister-in-law, Betty Schwall of New Orleans, Louisiana; grandchildren, Mickey Brown and wife Sherri, Bryan Hosford, Jonathan Hosford, Jeremy Hosford, Ryan Stewart and wife Tiffany, Michael Stewart, Mark Hurter and wife Carmen, Melissa Esterholm and husband Scott, and Sarah Lazenby and husband Brian; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Murray Memorial Gardens with Keith Inman and Boyd Smith officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no public visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Richardson Family Fund for Excellence in Accounting, c/o Murray State University, Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY 42071, or the Main Street Youth Center, 513 South Fourth St., Murray, KY 42071.

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

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


Allen W. Russell obituary

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Allen W. Russell

Allen W. Russell, 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

He was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Paris, Tennessee, to Duell and Dollie Russell.

He went to a two-room schoolhouse through the sixth grade. He then walked a mile and a half to Atkins Porter in Paris, Tennessee, for seventh and half of eight grade. His family moved to Murray in 1941. He attended the Murray Training School for the end of eight grade, ninth and tenth, before transferring to Murray High School to complete his education. While at Murray High, he lettered in football, basketball and track, and placed second in the state pole vault. He graduated in 1945. He received a scholarship to Murray State and played basketball and football for one year. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1946, where he played competitive basketball while serving his country for 18 months. He returned to Murray State College, graduating in 1950 with a degree in health and physical education. He earned a master’s degree in education in 1951. 

Mr. Russell taught math and history in Union City, Tennessee, where he also coached football during the 1951-1952 school year. He then worked at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant from 1952 - 1992. He showed his love for Murray High School by keeping the clock for football games from 1946 - 1982. He also refereed First Region basketball for 25 years. 

He loved people, making friends in many travels. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, doing so in South Dakota, the Carolinas, Alaska and Canada. A member of First Baptist Church in Murray, he went on mission trips to Brazil and to Campbellsville College. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Ann Underwood Russell; his parents, Duell and Dollie Russell; and siblings, Ophelia Denton of Atlanta, Georgia, Cody Russell of Lebanon, Tennessee, and David Russell of Napierville, Illinois.

Mr. Russell is survived by his son, Mark Russell of Paducah; his daughter, Lisa Russell Hall; his son-in-law, Jim Hall; and grandsons, Samuel Hall and Jacob Hall, all of Murray.

There will be no visitation and only a graveside service for immediate family. The family requests no flowers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a scholarship fund Mr. Russell and his wife set up to assist students who are studying to become special education teachers - The Mark Allen Russell Scholarship Fund, Murray State University, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY 42071.

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

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


Charles E. Hale obituary

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Charles E. Hale

Charles E. Hale, former Murray, Kentucky resident, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee, of COVID.

He was born May 9, 1925, to Coy and Vera Hale, who preceded him in death, along with his wife of 63 years, Eva.

At 95 years of age, he recalled traveling by horse and buggy and then by a 1929 Model-A Ford. He was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Navy for five years (1943-1948) on assignment in the Pacific Theater of New Hebrides and Guam. Among his favorite activities was traveling with his wife, Eva, and playing golf. As an active community leader during his long-term residency in Murray, he served as Calloway County’s Property Valuation Administrator for 28 years, the longest held elected office at that time. He served as First District Representative for the International Property Valuation Administrators and was later elected as president of the Kentucky PVA Association. Further community involvement included serving on the board of directors of the Calloway Chapter of the American Red Cross, chairman of the Calloway County United Fund Drive, a member of the Murray Lion’s Club, and coached Little League baseball. 

During his Murray residency, he was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving as a trustee, deacon, and on various committees throughout the church body, as well as participated in mission trips. He was the founder of West View Nursing Home, now known as Spring Creek. In addition to his years of elected office, he ventured into home building and rental properties. For the past seven years, he has resided in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and attended First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet. 

Mr. Hale is survived by two children, Angie Herndon and Steve Hale; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.   

A memorial service will be held at a later date with a private burial beside his wife at Murray Memorial Gardens with Dr. Steve Hale, his son, officiating.

Donations may be made to the Steve Hale Evangelist Association, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188 or at shea@fbcw.net.

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

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


Emma Lou Jones

Emma Lou Jones, 83, of Burnside, Kentucky, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 

She was born March 19, 1937, to William Aubrey Hatcher and wife Juanita Allbritten Hatcher of Murray.

She was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Somerset. She was a successful Realtor for many years, and retired as co-owner of Ron Jones Realty. Then she spent many of her retirement years as an active promoter of her adopted hometown of Burnside.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William Wilson.  

Emma Lou is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Ron Jones; daughters, Cynthia Ann Conner and husband David of Murray and Melanie Hatcher Adams and husband Kenneth of Clearwater, Florida; a grandson, Eric Clark of Tallahassee, Florida; and a great-granddaughter, Ava W. Wilson of Burnside.

Visitation was at noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at  the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a private funeral service. Burial will be at noon Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Murray Memorial Gardens.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity in her honor.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky, is in charge of arrangements. 


Dwain Musgrow

Dwain Musgrow, 63, of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.