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Obituaries Oct. 20, 2022 | obituaries

Gary Murdock

Gary Murdock, 58, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Murray, Kentucky.

He was born April 22, 1964, in Murray and was the co-owner and operator of the Crew Hair Salon in Murray. He was a member and former deacon of the Locust Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don Murdock.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Murdock of Murray; partner, Joe Cowley of Murray; four sisters, Tonya Estes of Marshall County, Nancy Overbey (Mickey), Brenda Luther (Morris), and Rayann Butterworth all of Murray; five nieces and four nephews, Tylena Estes, Tanner Estes, Brian Overbey (Lee), Kyle Overbey, Chance Overbey Wilson (Matt), Leanne Luther Gibbs (Todd), Ellyn Luther Strickland (Charlie), Lake Butterworth, Olivia Butterworth all of Murray ; four great-nieces and three great-nephews, Hunter Estes, Aiden Overbey, Audrey Overbey, Anderson Overbey, Lilah Gibbs, Shelli Gibbs and Emmianne Strickland all of Murray; two aunts, Betty Birdsong Stewart (Ronnie), and Carolyn Birdsong Meredith (David) of Cadiz.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at the JH Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Roger Polo officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to ABLE Youth, 2000 Mallory Lane, Suite 130-542, Franklin, Tennessee 37067 or the Soup for the Soul, PO Box 1001, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

The JH Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Janice S. Bussey

Janice S. Bussey, 82, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at her home in Smyrna, Tennessee, with family by her side.

Born May 28, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn (Lundvall) Johnson, and loving wife of Alan L. Bussey.

Jan was named Miss Majorette in 1957 at Woodruff High School, in Peoria before graduating in 1958. She received her nursing degree from St. Anthony’s Hospital School of Nursing and passed her State Boards in 1969. Being an RN meant she was able to utilize her kind and compassionate spirit, bringing nurturing care to her patients.

After marrying Al, they raised four children, and were fortunate to have lived and traveled around the world. In recent years, Jan could be found watching birds from her back porch, working on jigsaw puzzles, and reaching into the candy dish which was never far from her side in order to satisfy her sweet tooth. Jan was an incredible cook and baker, and self-published her own cookbook which included recipes that highlighted her love of cooking over the years.

She was a kind and gentle woman, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as a life-long caregiver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan L. Bussey; her parents, Lawrence and Evelyn (Lundvall) Johnson; and a brother, Kimmet Johnson.

Jan is survived by her four children, Torin (Colleen) Bussey, Travor Bussey, Trenda (Larry) Klinsky and Tadson (Linda) Bussey; eight grandchildren, Teegan Bussey, Taylor (Misty) Bussey, Torrey (Jack) Pierce, Logan Klinsky, Noah Klinsky, Spencer Klinsky, Kolbin Bussey and Dawn Chanchampa; five great-grandchildren, Booker Pierce, George Pierce, Bristol Bussey, Jarred Bredesen, and Ethan Chanchampa; and three brothers, Terrance (Karen) Johnson, Bruce (Donna) Johnson) and Toby (Becky) Johnson.

A graveside service will be at 11:30 am Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Fred C. Olson Chapel in Rockford.

Online condolences may be left at www.olsonfh.com.

Olson Funeral & Cremation Services of Rockford is in charge of arrangements.

Carol K Alexander Miller

Carol K. Alexander Miller, 80, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.

Born Feb. 19, 1942, in Bumpus Mills, Tennessee, she was the daughter of JC “Buster” Kingins and Annie Pearl Carr Kingins, who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Austin Peay State College in 1964 and later earned her master’s degree from Murray State University. She began her teaching career in Christian and Caldwell counties before landing at Trigg County in 1970, where she was a beloved high school science and biology teacher for many years. After retiring from Trigg County Schools, she went on to teach in the Clarksville, Tennessee school system for a number of years before obtaining her real estate license and beginning a second career as a realtor with Coldwell Banker.

She was a proud Grandma and a member of Salem Baptist Church in Murray. An avid reader and true nature enthusiast, she enjoyed bird watching and nature photography, and could correctly identify any tree by its leaves.

Carol is survived by her husband, Ferrel Miller of Murray; sons, Kevin Alexander of Cadiz and Kendall (Kristin) Alexander of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Blaine (Jordan) Alexander, Troy Alexander, Blair Alexander and Blake Alexander; step-son, Brad (Kathy) Miller of Murray; step-daughters, Tammie (Ricky) Crouch and Melissa (Dennis) Green, both of Murray; six step-grandchildren, David (Jenna) Crouch, Marci (Kyle) Parrish, Jay Green, Delissa (Scott) Mainord, Josh (Hannah) Miller and Jessica (Chris) Herron; and four step-great-grandchildren, Ellie Crouch, Copeland Crouch, Sophie Herron and Ava Herron.

The funeral service will be at noon Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at Salem Baptist Church in Murray with Frankie McKinney and Philip Bazzell officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz, and from 10 am until the service hour Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071, or to Salem Cemetery, 1034 Browns Grove Rd., Murray, KY 42071.

Goodwin Funeral Home, Cadiz, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold B Fancher

Harold B. Fancher, 82, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Iberia, Missouri, to Charles D. Fancher and Mabel Workman Fancher.

He retired as a machinist for Caterpillar, Inc., and was a member of West Murray Church of Christ and the Calloway County Fire Rescue.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Toni L. Fancher; one sister, Laura Elizabeth Fancher; and one brother, Richard Fancher.

Mr. Fancher is survived by four daughters, Theresa Legan and husband Tom of Wilmington, Illinois, Kimberly Delaney and husband Kevin of Murray, Laura Hairald and husband Tony of Braidwood, Illinois, and Renee Nugent of Murray; one sister, Jane Ashcraft of Wilmington; one brother, Gary Lane Fancher and wife Sue of Iberia, Missouri; seven grandchildren, David B. Schlieper and wife Brandi, Brandi Lynn Schlieper, Heather Schlieper; Courtney Deaver and husband Dan, Travis R. Manning, Garrett Nugent and Emily Brunn; and eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Addison, Riley, Raelynn, Rowan, John, Charlotte and Lorelei.

The funeral service will be at 1 pm Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at the JH Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with John McKee and David Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

The JH Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Karen Denese Fielder

Karen Denese Fielder, 63, of Buchanan, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2022, at her home.

Born June 19, 1959, in Mendota, California, she was the daughter of Rev. James M. Harris and wife Jean of Sharon, Tennessee, and Ruby Wann Harris, all who preceded her in death.

She was a retired manager of Discount Tobacco City, and was a member of the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. She served as a song leader at several churches throughout her life. She was currently a member of Light House Ministries of Puryear, Tennessee.

Mrs. Fielder is survived by her husband of 28 years, James Thomas Fielder of Buchanan; daughters, Tiffany Martin and husband Brent of Vidor, Texas, Kim Osbron and husband Brian of Puryear; five grandchildren; sisters, Rhonda Barger and husband Bill of Murray, Tonya Guidry of Murray, and her father, Rev. James M. Harris amd wife Jean of Sharon.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

The funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in the chapel of Blalock-Coleman Funeral Home with Robby Moore, Steve Peal and Bill Barger officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 am Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, until the funeral hour at Blalock-Coleman Funeral Home. Pallbearers will include Dustin Guidry, Jeremy Barger, Michael Barger, Dylan Barger, Sean Barger and Brent Martin.

Online condolences may be left at www.blalockcolemanfuneralhome.com.

Blalock-Coleman Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

FUNERAL NOTICE

Goodwin Funeral Home, Cadiz

Carol K Alexander Miller

The funeral service is at noon Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at Salem Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.

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