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Mrs. Carolyn Kay Darnell

August 16, 1943 — June 26, 2023





Mrs. Carolyn Kay Darnell, age 79, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, June 26, 2023, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital.


          Mrs. Darnell was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on August 16, 1943, to the late Robert Mason Canady and Mildred Kathlene (Elkins) Canady. Mrs. Darnell was the owner and operator of Carolyn’s Corner in Murray before her retirement. She was of the Church of Christ faith.


          In addition to her parents, Mrs. Darnell was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Clayton Darnell, who died on December 23, 2021; one daughter, Michelle Darnell Roach; one grandson, Taylor Ray Roach; and by one sister, Theresa Knight.


          Mrs. Darnell is survived by one son, Craig Darnell and wife Ginger of Murray, Kentucky; one daughter, Lori Darnell – Duff and husband Brian of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Jack Canady and wife Darlene of Murray, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren, Brooke Darnell of Murray, Kentucky, Ashley Nance and husband Hal Nance, Jr. of Murray, Kentucky, Jason Kirks and wife Leandra of Clarksville, Tennessee, Brittany Murphy and husband Jaden of Murray, Kentucky, Jordan Roach and wife Hailey of Murray, Kentucky, Christopher  Milby and wife Hanna of Bothell, Washington, Mason Darnell and wife Meilia of Murray, Kentucky, Madison Duff, Aria Duff, and Aiden Duff all of Murray, Kentucky; 15 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jimmy Knight of Murray, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; as well as her life-long friends, Brenda Walker, Joella Parks, and Linda Canady all of Murray, Kentucky.


          There will not be a public visitation or service. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.


          Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Ste 401, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 or to the Murray-Calloway County Hospital, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.


          Online condolences can be made at




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