William Cortel Chaney
Mr. William Cortel Chaney, 83, of Murray, Ky., died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Chaney was born in Calloway County on Aug. 11, 1928, to the late Dillard Euris Chaney and Lela Skinner Chaney. He retired from the United States Air Force after 25 years of service as a chief master sergeant. In this time, Mr. Chaney fought in the Korean Conflict, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, and received the Bronze Star. After his retirement with the United States Air Force, Mr. Chaney later retired after 27 years as the director of maintenance with the Kentucky State Park Service. Mr. Chaney was a graduate of the Almo High School and was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church as well as a member of the Temple Hill Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sammie Pernecia Chaney, and one brother, James Harold Chaney.
Mr. Chaney is survived by his wife, Ida Pearl Inman Chaney, of Murray, to whom he married on July 22, 1950, in Corinth, Miss.; four daughters, Brenda Rambo and husband, Jesse Jr. “Buddy,” of Reeders, Pa., JoAnn Gentry and husband, James “Mike,” of Leonard, Texas, Betty Cobb, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Linda Morris and husband, Jimmy Dale, of Murray; two brothers, Eugene Skinner Chaney and wife, Dorothy, and Charles Hugh Chaney and wife, Sue, all of Murray; one sister-in-law, Lena Sue Chaney, of Murray; eight grandchildren, Katherine McNutt Dickman, Keri McNutt Kinyon, Brittney Rambo, Cara Hodges, Evan William Gentry, Jeremy Cobb, Heather Cobb and Sara Duncan; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Shelby Barnes, Camryn Dickman, Madison Dickman, Carter Kinyon, Bayley Garman, Tucker Rosenbusch and Harper Rosenbusch. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Burns officiating. Burial and full military honors will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5–8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.
Gerald L. Irvan
Gerald L. Irvan, 67, of Mayfield, Ky., died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his residence.
He was a retired employee from Continental General Tire and Rubber Company and a former bus driver for the Graves County School system. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Justin Sanders.
He is survived by his wife, Paulette Farris Irvan; one son, Michael Irvan, of Mayfield; two daughters, Teresa Sanders and husband, Karl, of Mayfield, and Rhonda French and husband, Wayne, of Olive Branch, Miss.; one step-son, Tony Miller and wife, Rhanda, of Murray; one step-daughter, Stephanie Kelly and husband, Kevin, of Murray; his parents, Binitta and Harold Irvan, of Mayfield; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Byrn Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. C.W. Jackson officiating. Burial to follow at Hicks Cemetery in Calloway County. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by Byrn Funeral Home.
Bettie Gene Outland Gibbons
Mrs. Bettie Gene Outland Gibbons, 83, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Calloway County, died at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood, Tenn.
She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church, in Cookeville, Tenn., and retired from the Board of Education.
Mrs. Gibbons was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Paducah, to the late William “Bill” Outland, and Lela (Lassiter) Outland Jones. She was married to Raymond E. Gibbons on April 20, 1946, and he died Feb. 1, 1995.
Her sister, Nancy Florene Kanold Perez; brother-in-law, Allen R. Benoit; foster brother-in-law, Danny Eberhard; and loving Goddaughter, Janet Sue Lassiter Mix also preceded her in death.
Her survivors include, one sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Outland Benoit, of Murray; one foster sister, Judy Eberhard, of Mo.; niece and caregiver, Donna June Benoit Doellinger and husband, Scott, of Ohio; three nieces, Sandra Kanold White, of Texas, Linda Kanold Smith and husband, Gary, of S.C., and Darla F. Ellerson, of Md.; three nephews, Allen Douglas Benoit and wife, Lynne, of Ohio, Timothy D. Kanold and wife, Susan, of Calif., and Dahl F. Kanold, of S.C.; loving Goddaughters, Lisa McCarty King and husband, Paul, of Tenn., and Brenda Allen Palmer, of N.C.; special friends, Ruth and Al Milliken, Barbara and Forest Meyers, and Karen and Kerry Ledbetter; many dear great-nieces, nephews, and wonderful cousins. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home, with Allen Douglas Benoit officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the funeral home.
Music will be provided by Oneida White and serving as active pallbearers will be J.W. McCarty, Amos McCarty, Jr., Donald Cook, Darrel Cook, Darren Cook and Larry Mix. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gideon’s, P.O. Box 931, Murray, KY 42071. Online condolences can be left at www.yorkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.
William Frank White
Funeral services for William Frank White, 70, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Murray, Ky.will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. John Dale will officiate and burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4–7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the funeral home.,
White died, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Advanced Care Hospital of Fort Smith Ark.
He was a retired air craft design engineer for Sikorsky Helicopter in West Palm Beach, Fla., and a 1959 graduate of Murray High School. He was of the Methodist faith.
He was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Murray, to the late Porter and Sadie Nell Outland White.
He is survived by two daughters, Laura Surrett and husband, Robert, of Roswell, Ga., and Dawn Stovall and husband, Darrell, of Fort Smith, Ark.; one son, Will White, of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Beverly Wyatt, of Murray; five grandchildren, Ben Stovall, Luke Stovall, Claire Stovall, all of Fort Smith Ark., Cooper Surrett and Caroline Surrett, both of Roswell Ga.; and two nephews, Jay Wyatt, of Mo., and Jeff Wyatt, of Texas.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 or to the Murray Middle School, 801 Main St., Murray, KY 42071.
Online condolences can be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.
Patsy Ann Locke
Patsy Ann Locke, age 78, of the Coldwater Community of Murray, Kentucky, died, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Murray Calloway County Hospital.
She was a retired employee of Mattel Toy Company; she was a member of the Coldwater United Methodist Church.
She was born in Coldwater, Ky.. on August 17, 1933 to the late Bulas and Lorene Kingins Wilson; in addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one brother Bob Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Locke of Murray, Kentucky to whom she was married on October 18, 1952 in Coldwater, Kentucky; two daughters, Ginny Hulse and Tammy Locke, both of Murray, Kentucky; one son, Kenny Locke and wife Cathy of Union City, Tennessee; one sister, Janice Barrett and husband Jerry of Murray, Kentucky; two brothers, Jimmy Wilson and wife Linda of Murray, Kentucky, Bill Wilson and wife Suzanne of Paris, Tennessee; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2011 in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Tim Palmer will officiate with burial to follow it the Coldwater Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Coldwater United Methodist Church, 8317 State Route 121 North, Murray, Kentucky 42071. Online condolences can be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com
Nancy (Couch) Sherear
Nancy (Couch) Sherear, 80, of Gilbertsville, Ky. died at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Ky. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.