January 17, 1971 ~ July 11, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Christie Ralph Dame, 50, of Owensboro died Sunday, July 11, 2021 after an illness. Christie was short – definitely in height, often in patience – but she was larger than life. If you were blessed enough to know her, you were regaled with funny stories and so many opinions, about everything from Blake Shelton’s relationship with Gwen Stefani (hated it) to wearing pants (hated it even more). Everyone in her family secretly considered Christie to be their favorite family member. She will be remembered for tattling on her brother to get herself out of trouble, dueting “Love Shack” with her sister, dominating on Rook at her Mom and Dad’s game nights, but mostly for loving her “Marky,” her daughter Ashton, and her three granddaughters Emersyn, Everly and Salem.
Christie was preceded in death by her grandparents, notably her Pappaw Edward Cauley who liked to sneak her coffee as a child.

Christie is survived by her husband Mark Dame, daughter Ashton (Wendell) Wood, parents Bill and Melva Hagan, brother Steve (Sonya) Ralph, sister Angie (Robert) Chinn, and precious granddaughters Emersyn, Everly and Salem Wood.

Services will be held 4:00 pm Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wednesday, and again from 1:00 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

Christie was not tolerant of emotional reactions and she would want anyone crying over her passing to “get over it.”

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Dame. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Christie Ralph Dame and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: July 14, 2021 3:00 pm - July 14, 2021 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: July 15, 2021 1:00 pm - July 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: July 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. We are very saddened by Christie’s passing, and are heartbroken for her family at this time. I have many fond memories of her and hold those dear to my heart. Many prayers and hugs, and as always, love.

    • I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Christie’s family for peace. She was a very special person and is gone too soon.

  2. I will miss you Christie….I can’t believe that you are gone. I remember our many times of karaoke and you always wanted to sing Love Shack. I will forever remember you when I hear that song. Watch over us all, especially those sweet girls!

  3. I will always remember the good times we had. Always joking. Always laughing. God bless your family.

  4. Melva and family. My heart breaks for each of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My take comfort and find a little peace knowing that Christie is not in pain anymore.

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