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Denise "Dolly" Lynn Donelson

February 8, 1952 — July 5, 2022

Mrs. Denise "Dolly" Lynn Donelson, age 70, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at River Haven Nursing Home in Paducah, Kentucky.

Mrs. Donelson was born on February 8, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Herbert Walker and Hedy Tucker Walker. She retired after 25 years of working at Boones Laundry and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Barry Donelson; as well as one brother, Jimmy Ray Wilkinson.

Survivors include three sons, William Walker of Eddyville, Kentucky, Herbie Barnett and wife Kim of Almo, Kentucky, and James Walker and wife Sarah of Houston, Missouri; one sister, Deborah Houston and husband Larry of Murray, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Kala Phillips, Austin Barnett and wife Kaytlynn, Ashton Barnett, Gage Walker, Avery Walker, Luke Walker, Seth Walker, and Emmi Walker; four great-grandchildren, Brylee Phillips, Emery Barnett, Connor Barnett, and Asher Huffine; special friend, Kevin Garland of Murray, Kentucky; as well as two nieces.

There will be no public service or visitation held.

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