Harold Vaughan obituary

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Harold Vaughan

Harold Vaughan, 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, March 4, 2019, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, to Dewey Goble Vaughan and Farrah B. Carr Vaughan.

He retired as the owner and operator of Five Points Welding Shop and Vaughan’s Wrecker and Crane Service. He was of Baptist faith and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Hayden Vaughan and Goble Vaughan; one son, Donald Gene Vaughn; and two great-grandchildren, Madden Fox and Matrix Fox. 

Mr. Vaughan is survived by three daughters, Joella Parks and husband Larry, Gail Gipson and special friend Johnny Miller and Sherry Fox and husband Chester, all of Murray; two sons, Michael Vaughn and wife Georgia of Kirksey and Jason Vaughn and wife Lindsey of Mayfield; one sister, Linda Rickman of Mayfield; one brother, J.T. Vaughan of Mayfield; 14 grandchildren, Stacy Clark, Danny Gipson, Shane Fox, Justin Fox, Darren Vaughn, Lauren Hayden, Cody Vaughn, Jaxon Vaughn, Conner Holmes, Ella Sanderson, Jeff Parks, Angie McCuiston, Charlie Dinkins and Brandi Hayden; and 18 great-grandchildren, Adam Clark, Hannah Clark, Ethan Clark, Eric Parks, Kristen Parks, Chelsie McCuiston, M.J. McCuiston, Hallie Hayden, Zachary T. Hayden, Hailey Hayden, Reagan Dinkins, Patton Dinkins, Kynzlee Fox, Kylee Fox, Maddox Fox, Jacob Fox, Jackson Fox and Hunter Goodman.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Sammy Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in  Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.   Friday, March 8, 2019, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Norton Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Foundation, Dept. 86140, P.O. Box 950183, Louisville, KY 40295-0183, Ronald McDonald House of Tri-State, Inc., 240 Berger Road, Paducah, KY 42001, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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

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


Charles N. Johnson obituary

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Charles N. Johnson

Charles N. Johnson, 93, of Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at his home in Murray. 

He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Jesse C. Johnson and Annie Thurman Johnson. 

He retired as the owner and operator of Johnson’s Grocery and was a member of Glendale Road Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and received several distinguished medals. Among them were the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, WWII Navy Occupation Medal, Navy China Service Medal and the National Defense Medal. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, June Farley Johnson; his second wife, Betty Sanders Johnson; an infant sister, Dorothy Johnson; and one daughter, Susan Johnson Roney.

Charles is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Johnson of Murray; one son, Nick Johnson and wife Patty of Clarksville, Tennessee; a son-in-law, Pete Roney of Kialua, Hawaii; seven grandchildren, Dustin Morganti and wife Amy, Ashley Houk, Ben Roney and wife Jayci, Anne Wessell and husband Rob, Jack Roney and wife Devon, Lucas Johnson and wife Abbie and Taylor Johnson; 10 great-grandchildren, Alexia Morganti, Caitlin Morganti, Brooklyn Barrier, Aubree Reed, Haylee Reed, Ian Roney, Frank Roney, Peter Roney, Ryder Johnson and Carter Johnson; one stepdaughter, Lisa Allgood; four stepsons, Dirk Rettburg, Jake Rettburg, Lance Rettburg and Bart Rettburg, all of Illinois. 

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the J H Churchill Funeral Home with John Dale officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Glendale Road Church of Christ, 1101 Glendale Road, Murray, KY 42071. 

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

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


Bronda S. Parker

Bronda S. Parker, 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.

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


Frank Fazi

Frank Fazi, 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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


Sara 'Kelly' Jane Jones Phillips

Sara “Kelly” Jane Jones Phillips, 77, of Wartrace, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Local arrangements are incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. 

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