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Prue Wilton Kelly

October 28, 1936 — November 17, 2021

Dr. Prue Wilton Kelly, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at his home.

Dr. Kelly was born on October 28, 1936, in Anderson County, South Carolina to the late Dr. Prue Harvey Kelly and Bessie Mae Yeargin Kelly. Dr. Kelly was a member of the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was the first resident trained Radiologist in Murray and served at Murray-Calloway County Hospital from September 1, 1967, to July 1, 2014. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Louisville in 1961, which was followed by an internship in Columbus, Georgia and two years as a Medical Officer to the United States Coast Guard. He then completed his radiology residency at the University of Kentucky from 1964 – 1967, where he was named Chief Resident. He was proud to be an inductee into the American College of Radiology Fellowship. He practiced 47 years retiring in 2014. On February 23, 2015, the Murray-Calloway County Hospital formally named and dedicated the Radiology Department as the "Dr. Prue W. Kelly Department of Medical Imaging".

Survivors include his wife, Linda Welborn Kelly of Murray, Kentucky; two daughters, Michelle Sullivan and husband Doug of Wallace, Nebraska and Melanie Purvis of Robbins, North Carolina; one son, Michael Prue Kelly and wife Lorie of Murray, Kentucky; three sisters, Betty Jean Howard and husband Bill of Marietta, Georgia, Martha Hays and husband Devers of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Ann Collins and husband David of Louisville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Brittni Sullivan Kerr (Josh) of Murray, Kentucky, Kelly Purvis Daniel of Burlington, North Carolina, William Purvis (Melissa) of Kinston, North Carolina, Hannah Sullivan of Wallace, Nebraska, Grace Kelly of Murray, Kentucky, Garrison Kelly of Murray, Kentucky, and Halle Purvis of Robbins, North Carolina,; two great grandchildren, Emma Kerr of Murray, Kentucky and Madelyn C. Purvis of Kinston, North Carolina; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Rev. Gary Vacca, Rev. Kerry Lambert, and Bro. Hal Shipley officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to the Murray-Calloway County Special Olympics, in care of Laura Miller, 1537 Wiswell Rd West., Murray, Kentucky 42071.

Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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