Obituaries: 1 July 2024 (2024)

Obituaries: 1 July 2024 (1)

Tony Allen Rayburn

Tony Allen Rayburn, 75, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024, in College Grove, Tennessee.

He was born June 15, 1949, in Marshall County, Kentucky, to Joe Rayburn and Lena E. (Coursey) Rayburn.

He was the owner and operator of Rayburn Used Cars and was of the Baptist faith. He attended Murray State University and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah Jackson Rayburn; four sisters; and four brothers.

Mr. Rayburn is survived by his wife, Kathy Rayburn of Murray; one daughter, Tia Price and husband Jeff of Thompson Station, Tennessee; three sons, Jacob Rayburn and wife Rachel of Murray; Zackary Rayburn and fiancé Christina Copeland of Murray, and Micah Rayburn and fiancé Rachel Parnell of Murray; one sister, Judy Copeland of Sarasota, Florida; and 12 grandchildren, Mia and husband Hunter, Alex, Kaylie, Lily, Eleanor, Thomas, Elizabeth, Honey, Emma, Jackson, Everly and Dylan.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the Murray City Cemetery with Tyler Bohannon officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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

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

Obituaries: 1 July 2024 (2)

Forrest Wayne Wilkerson

Forrest Wayne Wilkerson, 57, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray.

He was born June 10, 1967, in Conrad, Texas, to D.M. Wilkerson and Lue LaFern (Sherman) Wilkerson.

He spent many years serving on the Murray-Calloway County D.E.S Rescue Squad.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug Duncan and Jimmy Holmes.

Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his wife, Pamela Kay (Parrish) Wilkerson; whom he married Aug. 4, 2009, in Murray; bonus daughter, Julie Hardin and husband Anthony; two daughters, Allie Williams and Raven Rose Wilkerson; a son, Christopher Wilkerson; one sister, Cathy Harp and husband Ronnie; seven brothers, Mack Holmes and wife Denise, Carl Shirley and wife Michelle, Scott Shirley and wife Laura, Kenneth Sherman and wife Mandy, Kalvin Sherman and wife Debbie, David Wilkerson, and Billy Wilkerson and wife Betty; two bonus grandchildren, Grayson and Liam Hardin; two great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Ronnie Burkeen officiating. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the funeral home.

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

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

Kathleen Madrey Fisher

Kathleen Madrey Fisher was born Nov. 17,1948, in Murray, Kentucky.

She was the only surviving child of the late Ernest and Murrell Madrey.

After attending Murray University School, she enrolled at Murray State University, receiving a B.S. in Business in 1970 and an M.S. in Counseling in 1972.Kathleen met Donn for the first time as he drove through the parking lot of the Murray State Christian Student Center in his bright red GTO. She jumped on the hood and, as Donn drove around the parking lot, he turned a sharp corner and flipped Kathleen from his car. Kathleen later said, “The only injury was to my pride!” They were married three years later on a hot June day in the Rose Garden of the President’s home at Murray State. Kathleen and Donn enjoyed 50 years together, and, throughout their marriage, they always owned a sports car.

Kathleen was a devoted mom to her three children, Candice Moore (Justin), Chase Fisher (Julie), and Channing Phillips (Chris) and proud“KK” to Marissa and Landon Moore, Novi and Nash Fisher, and Margo Phillips. She enjoyed watching her children help with Highland Fellowships, being baptized at Highland camps, running crosscountry, graduating from college, and enjoying holidaystogether. Kathleen especially enjoyed celebrating Christmas, her favorite holiday, with family, whether in Kentucky, Tennessee, or a friend’s home in Florida.

She loved her family tree farm where she and Donn enjoyed many long walks. Kathleen and Donn traveled extensivelythroughout the United States and Europe. She enjoyed living on the edge and most of their stateside trips were made with no advance hotel reservations. Travels to Florida sometimes included three kids and two grandmothers.

One of Kathleen’s favorite pastimes was playing games with her friends. She organized monthly game nights which became everyone’s favorite. Being with her friends who shared her love for God while laughing and playing together was a highlight for many years."Faith, Family, and Fellowship,” was Kathleen’s motto. She accepted everyone with an open heart and a perpetual smile. Along with her family, she hosted her annual New Year's Day brunch which became a beloved tradition for more than 40 years. Kathleen’s true joys were worshiping at Highland, fellowshipping with her wide circleof friends, and spending time with her family. She leaves a legacy of faith, love, and joy to her family and friends.

A celebration of Kathleen Fisher’s life will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Highland Church of Christ in Cordova, Tennessee.

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

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

Ronald Ray Prescott

Ronald Ray Prescott, 71, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, KY.

Arrangements are incomplete at Blalock-Coleman Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Theresa Elaine Newtown

Theresa Elaine Newton, 67, of New Concord, Kentucky, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, downtown Murray.

Jean Windsor Coulter

Jean (Windsor) Coulter, 84, of Holiday, Florida, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Obituaries: 1 July 2024 (2024)

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