Murray Jul. 25, 1933 | Nov. 28, 2022
Murray | Jul. 25, 1933 | Nov. 28, 2022
Mrs. Gerry Erwin, 89, of Murray, Kentucky passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Hickory Woods Senior Living.

Mrs. Erwin was born in Mobile, Alabama to the late William and Priscilla Thomas Paul. She later met her husband, Billy Erwin, in Fairhope, Alabama, and following a three month courtship, they were married, before he left for the Korean War while serving in the Air Force. They later lived in San Antonio, Texas, and Mobile Alabama, before returning to his hometown of Hazel, Ky. Gerry, was known to many while working at Bright’s Clothing for Women, in Murray after raising her children. But she most enjoyed being a friend, a wife, mother, and homemaker, and was always ready to help in the school system with her children’s activities and served as a Cub Scout leader. She was a member of South Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where she served as a choir member, President of the Cordelia Erwin Circle, a Bible School and Sunday School teacher, and Youth Fellowship leader. She delighted in being a grandmother and great-grandmother, taking her grandchildren to Playhouse in the Park practices, Speech Team practices, or to the MSU Summer Writing Camp. Favorite memories were foraging for wild mushrooms in the woods with her husband, brother-in-law, Joe Tom Erwin, and friend, Jane Wells, and trout fishing the White River in Arkansas with close friends. Mrs. Erwin was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Erwin is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Max Erwin; brothers, Tommy Paul and William Carlos Paul II (Dub); two sisters, Marie Vastardis and Patricia Cayton. from Mobile, Alabama. Further family members include her parents-in-law, Hub and Eva Erwin, sisters-in law: Mary Frank Paschall (L.W.), Diane Erwin, Judy Parker (Charles), brothers-in-law: Joe Tom Erwin and Rob Erwin (Wanda – residing in Puryear, Tn).

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters: Evie Erwin Paschall (Rick); and Dr. Terri Erwin; son, Billy “Bucky” Erwin (Nancy); sister, Kathy Cayton (Steve) of Oriental, N.C.; five grandchildren, Carla Gray (Scottie); Nicole Erwin of Covington, KY; Addie Erwin (Paul) of Paris, France; Nathan Erwin of Melbourne, Australia; Isaac Erwin Gallimore; and one great grandchild, Jared Gray(Brittany) of Denver, CO. In addition she has many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. The family is most grateful for the kind staff and caretakers at both Brookdale and Hickory Woods Senior Living.

A memorial service honoring the life of Mrs. Geraldine Erwin is set for 11 am on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at South Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 5671 Crossland Rd, Hazel, KY 42049. David Albritten will officiate. A private family burial will take place at South Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers include: Charles and Janice Nesbitt, Mrs. Lou Ann Philpott, Dr. Jane Wells, Dr. Ronnie Babb, Bill and Annie Wells, Monty Wilson, Roger Wilson, and Michael Wilson.

Her family welcomes visitors from 10 am – 11 am on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to South Pleasant Grove cemetery fund, C/O Ronnie Jackson, 2615 Taylors Store Road, Murray.

Please join family and friends in honoring the life of Mrs. Geraldine Erwin by visiting and posting your tributes and memories. Imes Funeral Home is entrusted with caring for her family.

Imes Funeral Home is entrusted with caring for her family.

Imes Funeral Home and Crematory
311 N 4th St.
Murray, KY 42071
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