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Carmaleta Eldridge

May 18, 1940 — May 28, 2011

Carmaleta Eldridge, age 71, of Murray, Ky., died on May 28, 2011 at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Eldridge was a retired banking manager and a member of Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church, where she sang and played in the church choir. She was a member of the Hazel Woman's Club, Martin's Chapel U.M.W., Red Hat Society, and officer's wife's club.

She was born, May, 18, 1940 in Murray, Ky.

She is survived by her husband, retired chief warrant officer Thomas Junior Eldridge, U.S. Coast Guard, of Murray, Ky. as well as three daughters; Dawn Olsen and her husband, Duayne of Murray, Lori Lyon and her husband, John of Oxford, MA, and Michele Maxson of Irmo, S.C. ; one brother, Michael Homer Charlton, of Owensboro, Ky, six grandchildren, Noelle Olsen, Connor Olsen , both of Murray, Ky., Amanda Lyon of Stuart, FL., John Lyon of Oxford, MA, Isabelle Maxson of Irmo, S.C., and Thomas Maxson of Irmo, S.C. and three great-grandchildren, Camren, Emma, Owen Stevenson, all of Stuart, Fla.

She is preceded in death by her father, Homer Elisha Charlton, and her mother Katie Winfred Adams Charlton, and sister Janie Story.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Rev. Eugene Burkeen will officiate and burial will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, May 31, from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the Martin's Chapel United Methodist Church, 1619 Martin's Chapel Road. or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, or your favorite charity in memory of Carmaleta Eldridge. Online condolences may be left at

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