Annie Pearl Adams

Annie Pearl Adams, 102, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

She was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Fayette, Alabama, to  David Austin Smith and Zelma Holliman Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jefferson Adams. 

Mrs. Adams is survived by three sons, Jim Adams of Fort Myers, Florida, John Adams and wife Mary Ann of Tampa, Florida, and Tom Adams and wife Denise of Cape Coral, Florida; two brothers, Preston Smith of Mobile, Alabama, and Max Smith of Alan Park, Michigan; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Ralph Smith officiating. Burial will follow in West Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2018, at the funeral home.

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

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


Judy Taylor obituary

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Judy Taylor

Judy Taylor, 60, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.

She was born Nov. 20, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan, to Guy and Cozy Berkley McCuiston. 

Judy loved animals, especially her dog Lilly. She frequently worked alongside the Humane Society to help find foster families and forever homes for the beloved animals. She was a member of Hardin Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Guy McCuiston, and significant other, Tim Morgan.

Judy is survived by her mother, Cozy McCuiston of Murray; a son Charles Costello of Murray; a daughter, Launa Ferguson and husband Joe of Murray; two brothers, Terry McCuiston and wife Delana of Murray and Robert McCuiston and wife Cheryl of Benton; a sister, Mona Bales and husband David of Murray; and one grandchild, Keaton Costello of Murray.

A memorial visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, downtown Murray.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society of Calloway County, 607 Poplar St. #A, Murray, KY 42071.

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

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


Rex A. Thompson

Rex A. Thompson, 82, of Lexington, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Rex retired as vice president of Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Hodgenville High School before attending Murray State University, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree and his master’s in business administration. While at Murray State, he served as one of the founding members of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Army, and then worked at Murray State and Paducah City Schools. He had a gift for finance, which served him well in his jobs and many business organizations, both regionally and nationally, including the Lions Club. He served as president of the Lions Club and also as president of the Murray State University Alumni Association. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Veachil and Lucille Higgason Thompson, and sisters, Iris Thompson and Freda Thompson Holt.

Rex is survived by his wife, Ann Wolfe Thompson; a daughter, Jill Thompson Miller and husband Dr. Ken Miller; a brother Brent Thompson of Louisiana; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

The funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Milward Funeral Directors in Lexington. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the funeral home.

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

Milward Funeral Directors of Lexington is in charge of arrangements.


Anthony Duncan obituary

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Anthony Duncan 

Anthony Duncan, 64, of Murray, Kentucky, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 12, 1954, in Kuttawa, Kentucky, to Myrtle Louise Harper and Hobart Emidis Duncan, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Duncan is survived by his daughters, Angie Tockstein and husband Darren, April Mathis and husband Kyle and Kelly McCuiston and husband Donnie; his fiancé, Delia Martinez; a sister, Carolyn Dunlap and husband Dale; six grandchildren, Hayley Warner, Shelby Warner, Ethan Tockstein, Logan Brogdon, Dominic McCuiston and Jake Mathis; two great-grandchildren, Cannan Sykes and Kylie Hines; and a special friend, Danny Elkins.

No services are scheduled at this time. 

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

Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John W. McDonald

John W. McDonald, 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday March 11, 2019, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

He was born April 21, 1945, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, to William Levi and Martha Jane Michael McDonald, who preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Wilmington College and had a master’s degree in organization and management. He retired from Murray State University, where he served as director of marketing and public relations. He proudly served his country in the Ohio National Guard. His favorite past-times included rebuilding and restoring antique radios and automobiles, and he was a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball program.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Joyce Ellen Kennedy, whom he married Sept. 15, 1966, in Westerville, Ohio; a daughter, Kelly Chivington and husband Jeff of St. Marys, Ohio; a son, Jon E. McDonald and wife Shanna of Ciero, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Noah Chivington, Aaron Chivington, Adam Chivington, Winston McDonald, Fiona McDonald, Amelia McDonald and Gideon McDonald; two brothers, Dr. William McDonald of Charles, West Virginia and Gordon McDonald of Bradenton, Florida; his mother-in-law, Thelma Kennedy of New Lexington, Ohio; a half-sister, Patty McDonald of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Gloria (Richard) Wells of New Lexington, Ohio and Marla (Gary) Bowshier of Shawnee, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, Ohio, with Keith Stuck officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton, Ohio. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, and at noon Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.

Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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