Glynda Sue Black obituary

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Gynda Sue Black

Glynda Sue Black, 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died  Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. 

She was born Sept. 21, 1937, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Eldridge and Oleta Burton Swift.

She was the co-owner of Black’s Decorating Center. She was an avid fisherwoman and member of the Bass N' Gals fishing club. She was of Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Swift and Henry Swift.

Mrs. Black is survived by her husband, Carlos Black Jr of Murray, whom she married Jan. 26, 1957, in Corinth, Mississippi; one daughter, Cindy Forth and husband Tim of Murray; one son, Keith Black of Clifton, Virginia; two sisters, Leta Taylor and husband Jerry of Mayfield and Freda Spann and husband Buddy of Cadiz; three brothers, Harold Swift and wife Marilyn and Robert Swift and wife Gay, all of Murray and Dale Swift and wife Amy of Almo; three grandchildren, Clint Forth of Murray, Brittney Bunch and husband Joe of Wingo and Chandler Black of Clifton, Virginia; and one sister-in-law, Frances Swift of Mayfield.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, in the Murray City Cemetery with John Dale officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill 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 is in charge of arrangements.


Walter Clayton ‘Biscuit’ Stalls obituary

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Walter Clayton 'Biscuit' Stalls

Walter Clayton “Biscuit” Stalls, 71, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.

He was born June 6, 1948, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Walter Elmo Stalls and Lucy Jane Thorn Stalls.  

He was a self-employed auto detailer and a graduate of Calloway County High School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Doug Stalls.

Mr. Stalls is survived by three sons, Timmy Stalls and wife Corrina of Murray, Monte Stalls and wife Angela of Almo and Tyler Stalls and wife Kelly of Murray; three brothers, Dennis Thorn and wife Ruth of Almo,  Euwin Stalls and wife Brenda of Murray and Randy Stalls of Illinois; and seven grandchildren, Brent Stalls, Ashlyn Russell, Tyce Stalls, Emma Stalls, Camille Stalls, Jaycee Stalls and Andrew Swan.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with  Brett Miles officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.  Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anna Marie 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.

Moyna Maxine Arnett Sims obituary

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Moyna Maxine Arnett Sims

Moyna Maxine Arnett Sims, 88, of Lynn Grove Kentucky, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. 

She was born June 25, 1930, in Lynn Grove to George Banks Arnett and Rubye Ruth Douglas Arnett. She graduated from Lynn Grove High School in 1948 and worked at the Merit Clothing Factory in Mayfield. She married Arvy Glen Sims May 15, 1953, and moved with his extensive service work to Bowling Green, Madisonville, Murray and Elkton. They retired to her family farm in Lynn Grove in 1984. 

Moyna was a dedicated member of Williams Chapel Church of Christ, first as a child and then after retirement. She was a 4-H volunteer leader and a member of the homemakers clubs in the communities where she lived. She taught private piano to many students over the years and was the bookmobile librarian for the Todd County Public Library. She was also a member and officer of the local NARFE chapter. She quietly lived out her faith by visiting shut-ins and those in need. She stood by her husband as he was confined to a wheelchair for the last few years of his life.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Juanita Gray Arnett Spann; her brother, Hugh Meredith Arnett; and her son-in-law, Paul David Hostilo. 

Moyna is survived by her four daughters: Libby Elaine Lancaster and husband Bruce of Pembroke, Cecelia Anne Hostilo of Hopkinsville, Carol Arnetta Tapp and husband Tim of Henderson and Amanda Lynn Groves and husband J.W. of Olive; six grandchildren, David Travis Lancaster and Daniel Ryan (Heather) Lancaster, all of Pembroke, Elizabeth Carolynn (Lincoln) Rowe of Beaver Dam, Rebecca Anne Hostilo of Hopkinsville, Jesse Alexander Tapp and Jonathan Glen Tapp, both of Henderson; and one great-granddaughter, Mallory Paige Lancaster. 

Her special caregivers were Krystal Reed, Vickie Burkeen, Kaylee Penner and the late Dorthy Fike. 

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Williams Chapel Church of Christ in Lynn Grove. Burial will follow in Young Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 Monday, June 24, 2019, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, or the Young Cemetery Fund at BB&T Bank.

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

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


Kimberly Ann Phelps obituary

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Kimberly Ann Phelps

Kimberly Ann Phelps, 31 of Benton, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. 

She was born Monday, April 4, 1988, in Benton, to Tim Turner and Angie Miller.

Love was her anthem and she sang it loud. She was kind - kind to everyone she met - no matter who they were or what journey they were on in life. From teaching kids in school, to coaching kids in weightlifting, to chasing her own dreams, both with a barbell or not, she lived a life that was full of kindness and love. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Murray State University and her master's degree in TESOL (Teachers of English to speakers of other languages) and her second master's degree in library sciences. She was a Spanish teacher at Marshall County High School.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bobby Miller, and a cousin, Josh Shelbourne.

Kimberly is survived by her husband of seven years, Doug Phelps of Benton; her parents, Tim Turner and wife Pam of Draffenville and Angie Miller of Calvert City; a brother, B.J. Traylor and wife Amy of Georgetown; a sister, Amber Evans and husband T.A. of Benton; grandparents, Damon and Ann Turner; grandmother, Doris Ann Bolte Miller; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service hour Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kim Phelps Memorial Scholarship, ℅ CFSB, P.O. Box 467, Benton, KY 42025, or First Descents, 3001 Brighton Blvd., Suite 623, Denver, CO 80216.

Collier Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of arrangements.


Alan Houston

Alan Houston, 54, of Murray, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home. 

Arrangements are incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.  


Deborah Ross Jones

Deborah Ross Jones, 56, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

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


Rhonda Fleet Washburn

Rhonda Fleet Washburn, 48, of Dexter, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.

Arrangements are incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.


Keith Cloar

Keith Cloar, 70, of Mayfield, Kentucky, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Byrn Funeral Home of Mayfield.

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