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Bettye M. Bailey

December 21, 1931 — August 20, 2023





          Mrs. Bettye M. Bailey, age 91, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.


          Mrs. Bailey was born on December 21, 1931, in Paducah, Kentucky, to the late Lloyd and Nettie Noles McKeel. Bettye was a former employee with Bellsouth, a homemaker and a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church.


          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Ed Bailey; two sisters, Edna Redden and Linda McKeel; two brothers, Bill McKeel and Jim McKeel.


          Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Bailey Valentine and husband J.D. of New Concord, Kentucky and Aimee Bailey of Murray, Kentucky; two sons, Kevin Bailey and wife Joanna of Murray, Kentucky and Tim Bailey of Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Brenton Adam Bailey and Miranda Bailey both of Murray, Kentucky; three great grandchildren, Emma Bailey, Gage Bailey and Cooper Duncan all of Murray, Kentucky.


          Private family service will be held, with burial in the Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


          The family request that expressions of sympathy go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or VFW Post 6291, 926 south 12th Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.


          Online condolences can be made at


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



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