John Thomas "Tommy" Phillips

Jul 27, 2023




Mr. John Thomas (Tommy) Phillips, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky died Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.

            Mr. Phillips was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on September 28, 1944, to the late Rupert James Phillips and Opal Mae Kimbro Phillips. He was a retired Police Officer with the Murray City Police Department...

Rita M. Shelton

Jul 26, 2023


           Mrs. Rita M. Shelton, age 76, of Puryear, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital.


            Mrs. Shelton was born in Henry County, Tennessee on August 7, 1946, to the late Travis “Jim” Merrell and Cecil (Wilson) Merrell. Mrs. Shelton retired from Murray State University...

David "Chip" Furches

Jul 23, 2023



Mr. David “Chip” Furches, age 63, of Hazel, Kentucky, died on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.


Mr. Furches was born on January 28, 1960, in Apopka, Florida. He was a graduate of Murray State University with a B.S. in Agriculture and retired from Briggs and Stratton.



Adam Kent Hicks

Jul 23, 2023


Adam Kent Hicks, age 42, of Murray, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Baptist Health of Paducah. He was the beloved son of Janis Southard Hicks and the late Sherrill Ronald Hicks of Murray.


          A 1999 graduate of Calloway County High School, he also attended Murray State University, and was a member of Westside Baptist Church....

Laura Sue "Suzie" Crabtree Nance

Jul 17, 2023



 Laura Sue (Suzie) Crabtree Nance, 76, left this world peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. Known for her razor-sharp wit, fierce love of her family and obsession with anything chocolate, Suzie is now reunited with her parents, George Raymond and Myra Crabtree and siblings Ronald Crabtree, Robert Crabtree, Jean Moore, Gina Stubblefield and Gail Dunn and brother in-laws...

Beulah Grace

Jul 16, 2023



Mrs. Beulah Grace, age 90, of Hazel, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky.


            Mrs. Grace was born on April 28, 1933, in Knott County, Kentucky to the late Edgar Francis and Allafair (Ritchie) Francis. She retired from West View Nursing Home and...

Donald Patterson

Jul 14, 2023


Mr. Donald Patterson, age 82, of Hazel, Kentucky, passed away on, Friday, July 14, 2023, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.


            Mr. Patterson was born on August 26, 1940, in Graves County, Kentucky to the late Samual Patterson and Morine (Linsey) Patterson Grooms. He was a retired truck driver.


            In addition to his...

Louis Alan Ernstberger

Jul 12, 2023



Louis Alan Ernstberger, 39, of Lexington, KY passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Louis was born on June 5, 1984, in Murray, KY to Steve and Cathy Ernstberger.

Louis was a lover of people, books, movies, gaming, and he was the manager of Apollo Restaurant in Lexington.  He will be deeply missed.

Louis is preceded in death...

Rickie K. Lowman

Jul 10, 2023


Mr. Rickie K. Lowman, age 69, of Dexter, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023, at his home.


          Mr. Lowman was born on June 11, 1954, in Keokuk, Iowa to the late Starlie Lowman and Mary Gene (Peterson) Lowman. He worked as a machine operator for LED Sign Industry and previously worked as an auto body...

Jimmy F. Perry

Jul 7, 2023



Mr. Jimmy F. Perry, age 77, of New Concord, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 7, 2023, at his home.


          Mr. Perry was born on November 15, 1945, in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Amos “Red” Perry and Adell Lyons Perry.  He retired from the maintenance department at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital after 37 years of...