Joe Hundley

Joe Hundley

Joe Hundley, 76, of Paris, Tennessee, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

He was born March 21,1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph Henry Hundley and Kathryn Yarber Hundley.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1990 with a business degree in accounting. He worked as an accountant in Paris for many years. He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at New Harmony Baptist Church in Paris and was also the former church business administrator for six years. He was an ordained minister who enjoyed studying his Bible and lay preaching. He was a member of the Paris Masonic Lodge #108. He also served as the former treasurer of the Western District Baptist Association for 10 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Vaunetta Miles, Peggy Kissack, and Angeline Bazemore; and one brother, Bobby Hundley.

Mr. Hundley is survived by his wife, Thelma Keck Hundley of Paris, whom he married Sept. 29, 1967; two daughters, Kimberley Cottingham of Murray and Kristi Crosser and husband Curtis of Como, Tennessee; one sister, Arlene Miles of Sidonia, Tennessee; and four grandchildren, Grant Cottingham, Katie Clinger, Jackie Crosser and Brandon Crosser.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris. A private family graveside service was held with Chris Downing officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Burial was in Smith Cemetery in Paris.

Ridgeway Funeral Home of Paris, Tennessee, was in charge of arrangements.


Betty J. Myers

Betty J. Myers

Betty J. Myers, 85, of Mayfield, Kentucky, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at her residence.

She was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Mayfield, and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Deward and Carlene Cude Warren.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband, Jackie B. Myers; one son, Johnny Myers and wife Sherry of Mayfield; one daughter, Anita Myers Roberts and husband Jeff of Murray; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, with Chris Kemp and Jerry Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in Farmington Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the funeral home.

Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.


Gail Farris

Gail Farris

Gail Farris of Gallatin, Tennessee, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Sept. 11, 2011 is a date that is remembered for the loss of many heroes. Sept. 11, 2020 will be indelibly etched on our hearts for the loss of our hero, Gail Farris. We are so thankful God saw fit to let us borrow her. We most certainly know how blessed we were and are. After a brief illness, Gail was peacefully escorted by angels to paradise surrounded by her family. We have no doubt she was greeted with a host of family and friends. She leaves us to mourn her temporary separation, but we have faith and blessed assurance that we will meet again.

She was employed by Sumner County Board of Education as a library assistant at Station Camp Elementary where she poured her heart into many lives of kids and thought of the staff as family.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Harrell Herndon; her mother, Juanita Phillips Herndon; her father and mother-in-law, Cecil and Shirley Farris; and her sister-in-law, Sharon Farris.

Gail is survived by her husband, Doyle Farris; her son, Matthew and Alyssa Farris; her daughter, Lindsey Farris; her grandchild, Ty James Farris; her special aunt and uncle, Glenn and Evelyn Koerber; her brother-in-law, Darrell Farris; her nephew, Dustin and Amy Farris; her niece, Alyssa and Cody Jenkins; and her great-nieces and nephews, Austin, Kylie, Hagan and Gage.

Funeral services were livestreamed on the church website, hartsvillepikecoc.com and The Hartsville Pike Church of Christ Facebook page on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

To honor her memory, contributions to her grandson Ty's education fund was requested by Gail. Contributions may be made at Woodard Funeral Home at www.rwoodardfuneralhome.com.

Woodard Funeral Home of Westmoreland, Tennessee, was in charge of arrangements.


Corey A. Johnson

Corey A. Johnson

Corey A. Johnson, 34, Of Woodlands Texas, died Sunday Aug. 30, 2020.

He was born Aug. 2, 1986, in Mobile, Alabama, to Vicki Larsen and Don Farley.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Don Farley, and grandparents, Melvin and Helen Johnson.  

Corey is survived by his daughter, Coley Johnson, 8, who was the light of his life and his entire world; her mother, Jamie Rhodes; his wife, Julia Johnson; his parents, Jodie and Laura Johnson of Conroe, Texas; his grandparents, James and Peggy Clemons of New Concord; siblings, Shelley Prather, Amanda Tarvin, Addison Johnson, Cara Mason, Cody Farley, Draven Johnson and Stephen Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and friends who turned into family and loved him dearly.  


Cecil 'C.W.' Clayton

Cecil 'C.W.' Clayton

Cecil “C.W.” Clayton, 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at his home.

He was born July 22, 1939, in Samburg, Tennessee, to Cecil V. Clayton and Vivian Barnes Clayton.

He retired from Mattel and C.J. Food Mart. He was of Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Clayton, and a grandson, Robbie Clayton.

Mr. Clayton is survived by two daughters, Meredith L. Clayton of Murray and Vivian Welter and husband Robert of Plano, Illinois; two sons, Mike Clayton and wife Anna of Murray and Cecil V. Clayton III and wife Stephanie of Almo; a sister, Kathy Bone of Union City, Tennessee; two brothers, Fred Clayton and wife Sue of Paris, Tennessee, and Lacy Clayton and wife Sheila of Union City; seven grandchildren, Tiffany Harris and husband Matt, Kristen Clayton, Kasi Clayton, Cecil Clayton IV, Alexus Clayton, Cara Clayton and Brandon Clayton; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with David Little officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at the funeral home.

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

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


Kelly Gene Woods

Kelly Gene Woods

Kelly Gene Woods, 73, of Murray, Kentucky, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

He was born Oct. 21, 1946, in Murray, to Kelly Monroe Woods and Ida Estelle Lovett Woods.

He retired from Woods Plumbing and also worked at Tappan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John E. Woods; and half siblings, Thomas Woods, Dean Pate and Charles Woods.

Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Davanna Woods; a daughter, Stacey Butterworth of Murray; sons, Chad Woods of Huntsville, Alabama, and Mark Woods (Michelle) of Almo; and two grandchildren, Tyler Woods of Almo and Mickenna Butterworth of Murray.

A graveside service was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at the Murray City Cemetery with John Dale officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.      

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

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


Carolyn T. Haas

Carolyn T. Haas

Carolyn T. Haas, 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray. 

She was born June 13, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alfred and Thelma Vogel Benhase, who preceded her in death, as did one grandchild, Amelia Coffey.

She was active at St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, as she initiated the church library and became the newsletter editor. Her earlier activities included assisting with Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Ohio, and served as the newsletter editor in Grandview Estates, Ohio. She and Eldridge enjoyed traveling and went by plane and cruise ships to many sites including the Holy Land, Alaska, Hawaii, and others. She shared memories of travels, as she kept diaries and took photos. Carolyn was also well known for her love of reading and sharing her most recent family news, through emails and Facebook. Before her retirement, she was employed by Ohio Social Services Department in clerical and homemaker positions. She attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University and earned an associate of arts degree.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Eldridge H. Haas, whom she married Aug. 17, 1957, at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church ; one daughter, Margaret Coffey and husband Kevin of Massillon, Ohio; two sons, Richard Haas and wife Adriana of Georgetown and Ronald Haas and wife May Ann of Hendersonville, Tennessee; a younger sister, Barbara O’Connor of Hillsboro, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Fredric Coffey, Rachel Kuebeck, Sarah Warren, Daniel Coffey, Paul Haas, Giselle Haas, Michael Coffey, Ginalee Haas, Grant Haas, James Marcoux and Terra Smith;  11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at St. Leo Catholic Church with Father Brandon Williams officiating. Burial will follow in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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

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


Rev. Eugene Burkeen

Rev. Eugene Burkeen

The Rev. Eugene Burkeen, 74, of Puryear, Tennessee, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to Leon Burkeen and Eva Belle Chapman Burkeen.

He retired after 30 years of service as a United Methodist Church minister. He was a member of the United Methodist Memphis Conference and Brooks Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Glenn Burkeen and Charles Burkeen; one sister, Gail Burkeen; and one grandson, Justin Brian Burkeen.

Rev. Burkeen is survived by his wife, Mickie Turner Burkeen of Puryear, whom he married  June 5, 1962, in Paris, Tennessee; two sons, Kenneth Burkeen and wife Ellen of Benton and Tracy Burkeen of Murray; two sisters, Frances Goode and husband Curtis of Hardin and  Elaine Nimmo and husband Larry of Dexter; one brother, Gary Burkeen and wife Ava of Dexter; two grandchildren, Zachary Burkeen and wife Jesi of Dexter and Kailyn Burkeen of Murray; and three great-grandchildren, Tripp Turner Burkeen, Breelyn Everly Burkeen and Tatum Faith Costa.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A private family graveside service will follow.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, The Gideons of Murray, P.O. Box 931, Murray, KY 42071, or the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37232.

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

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


Sally Ann Alexander

Sally Ann Alexander

Sally Ann Alexander, 90, of Paducah, Kentucky, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab in Paducah.

She was born April 21, 1930, in Murray, Kentucky, to Homer Lancaster and Hazel Sykes Lancaster.

Before her retirement, she was the director of Wrather West Kentucky Museum at Murray State University. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eli M. Alexander.

Mrs. Alexander is survived by her three sons, Eli Alexander Jr of Paducah, Jon Alexander and wife Elaine of Savannah, Tennessee, and Stuart Alexander and wife Dana of Murray; one sister, Gloria Pat Young and husband Wayne of Dallas, Texas; and eight grandchildren, Maegan Alexander of Indianapolis, Indiana, Morgan Alexander of Paducah, Catherine Alexander of Paducah, Allison Alexander of Savannah, Wesley Alexander of Savannah, Bradley Alexander of New York, New York, Nicholas Alexander and wife Cassey of Bowling Green and Courtney Billington of Rochester, Michigan.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Murray Memorial Gardens with Jim Stahler officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made to First United Methodist Church, 503 Maple St., Murray, KY 42071 or the Eli M. and Sally L. Alexander Scholarship Fund, ℅ Murray State University Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY 42071, with check made payable to Murray State University Foundation. 

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

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

FUNERAL NOTICE

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Cecil 'C.W.' Clayton

The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens.

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