Obituary, December 6, 2021 | Obituary



Inez Francois Lyon

Inez Francis Lyon, 67, of Hazel, Ky., Died Thursday, December 2, 2021 at her home.

She was born on August 22, 1954 in Guilford, Connecticut, to Earl F. Lyon and Jacquelin Smith Lyon.

She worked as a cashier at Winslow Dining Hall at Murray State University.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her partner, Charles Parker.

Ms. Lyon is survived by her daughter Brenda Lyon-Howe and her husband Torry of Murray; two sisters, Beth Lyon-Buzzell of Murray and Patricia Lyon-Depriest and significant other, Michael Mayfield, of Murray; one brother, Dennis Lyon of Hollywood, Florida; one grandchild, Lily-Angel Evermore Clement of Murray; two nieces, Brittany Buzzell and Becca Buzzell; two nephews, Brandon Buzzell and Gregory Boggess; and six great-nieces and nephews, Ethan, Baylee, Logan, Grayson, Aria and Zoey.

There will be no public service or tours at this time.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Humane Society of Calloway County, PO Box 764, Murray, KY 42071.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are made by JH Churchill Funeral and Cremation Services.

Nancy M. Lewandowski


Nancy M. Lewandowski, 93, of Murray, Ky. (Formerly of Dunkirk, New York) died on Friday, December 3, 2021 at her daughters’ home.

She was born on July 13, 1928 in Washington, North Carolina, to John Harris and Nancy Robinson Harris.

She retired in 1994 from the Dunkirk Evening Observer as Deputy Director of Broadcasting for over 40 years. While residing for almost 60 years in Dunkirk, she was a member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Rosary Society. While residing in Murray, she was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and a member of the Kentucky Extension Homemaker’s Association.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Lewandowski; six sisters; and five brothers.

Ms. Lewandowski is survived by one daughter, Karen A. Balzer and her husband Andy of Murray; one sister, Jane Burnham of Stockbridge, Georgia; a grandson, Andrew Balzer IV and his wife Brandy of Yorktown, Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Sierra Fry of West Point, Virginia, and Andrew Balzer V of Yorktown; a great-great-grandchild, Bentley Bostick of West Point, Virginia; and several nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces, nephews, great-great-nephews and great-great-nephews.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church with Father Josh McCArty as celebrant. A funeral service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the chapel of Sainte-Marie cemetery in Dunkirk. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Andy and Karen Balzer Dance Fellowship, Murray State University Foundation, Inc., 200 Heritage Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are made by JH Churchill Funeral and Cremation Services.

Essie M. Bailey


Essie M. Bailey, 96, of Murray, Ky., Died Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Spring Creek Healthcare in Murray.

She was born on July 20, 1925 in Henry County, Tennessee.

After working at the Ryan Milk Co. from 1947 to 1952, she worked as personal secretary to lawyer Nat Ryan Hughes from 1952 until his death in 1981. She continued to work in the office of the law firm in full-time. until 1988, then part-time until 2005. Essie had been a continuous member of Hazel Baptist Church since 1938 and taught Sunday School there for over 50 years.

She was predeceased by her mother, Jewel H. Bailey; one sister, Olga B. Paschall; one brother, Kerney Bailey; one sister-in-law, Bettie Lassiter Bailey; and a brother-in-law, H. Franklin Paschall.

Essie is survived by her nieces and family, Palma Paschall Freeman and her husband John L., as well as their son, J. Paschall Freeman of Dallas, Texas, Sandra Kay Paschall of Nashville, Tennessee, Lanette B. Williams and her daughters , Kelsey Williams and Katelyn W. Hambick and her husband Dylan, as well as their daughter Ellie of Brandon, Mississippi, and Kendall Williams of Brandon, Mississippi; his nephew and family, Kent Bailey and his wife Jo Bailey of Birmingham, Alabama, and their children, Matthew Bailey of Birmingham, Grace Pineda and her husband James and their son, Oscar of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Margaret Carter and her husband Joseph of Troy, Alabama.

The funeral will be on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Hazel Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Murray City Cemetery. Visitations will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the H. Franklin Paschall Chair in Bible Studies and Preaching at Belmont University, c / o The Office of Development, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN, 37212, or at Campus Outreach SERVE at Dept. 485, PO Box 4458, Houston, TX 77210-4458.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are made by JH Churchill Funeral and Cremation Services.

Mary Ann Lannom Stone

Ms. Mary Ann Lannom Stone, 90, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2021 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She had been a resident of Spring Creek Health Care for five years.

Mrs. Stone was born September 24, 1931 in Rutherford County, TN and was predeceased by her father and mother, Hollis Gordon Lannom and Clemma Coleman Lannom; his brother Hollis Gordon “Buddy” Lannom II and his brother-in-law Richard Rogers.

She was a Christian and involved in many church related activities and much of her time was spent working in and around the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Susan Gordon Stone of Murray; two grandchildren, Morgan Stone Bumbaugh (Caleb) of Franklin, TN; Mollie Stone Carroll (Abram) of Brentwood, Tennessee; one sister, Peggy Rogers of Stuart, VA; one sister-in-law, Marie Lannom of Martinsville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 11:00 am on December 7, 2021 at Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, 311 North 4th Street, Murray, KY 42071.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 631 East Church Street, Union City, TN 38261.

Please join your family and friends in honoring the life of Ms. Mary Stone by visiting and posting your tributes and memories.

Imes Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements and has submitted the contents of this obituary which is edited by them.

Dorothy Foster

Dorothy Foster, 86, of Murray, Ky., Died Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray.

Arrangements are incomplete at JH Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Christophe mcgrath

Christopher McGrath, 61, of New Concord, Ky., Died on Friday December 3, 2021 at his home.

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

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