Paulette Lay

May 1, 1947 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 73)


Paulette Lay, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at her home. She was 73.

Born on May 1, 1947, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Vera Walls Murphy. Paulette was a homemaker. She was an avid Elvis fan.

She is survived by her husband, Garnett Lay of Liberty; four daughters, Anita Marie McKnight (and James) of Lexington, Paula Lynette Deutsch (and Glenda Riegel) of Lexington, Emily Eileen Schulze (and Derek) of Chicago, and Julie Amanda Dieter (and Cory); and a son, Morris Spencer Deutsch (and Monyca) of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Travis, Kelly, Frances, Owen, and Paige; sisters, Rhonda, Seleda, and Joyce; and two brothers, Arthur Jr. and Hershel.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and sisters, Elizabeth and Joy.

Per Paulette’s wishes, no services will be held. Cremation rites were honored.

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