McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shelby Dewey Key

  Shelby Dewey Key, age 69, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, died March 27, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
  He was born October 8, 1944, to the late Ack and Esther Perkins Key in Burkesville, Ky.
  He was of the Baptist faith.
  He is survived by 2 sisters, Betty (Wood) Smith, Edmonton, and Carolyn (Bee) Taylor, Summer Shade; 4 brothers, Delton (Virginia) Key, Glasgow, Welby  (Elaine) Key, Indianapolis, Ind., Ira (Elsie) Key, Beaumont, and Herman (Becky) Key, Smiths Grove; and several nieces and nephews..
  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Visitation will begin Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 5:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, March 31, 2014, at 1:00 PM at the funeral home, with burial to follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, in Cumberland County.

Friday, March 28, 2014


    Audrey Arlyne Pedigo Perkins, age 93, of Summer Shade, died March 27, 2014 at T J Samson Community Hospital.
  She was born April 3, 1920 to the late Clarence and Roxie Hurt Pedigo in the Wisdom community of Metcalfe County.  She was the widow of the late Denzil Ray Perkins.
  She was a housewife and a member of the Hickory College Church of Christ.
  She is survived by three daughters; Carolyn (Tom) Turner, The Villages, Fla., Virginia Perkins, Glasgow, and Kim Perkins, Edmonton; two sons Stanley (Kay) Perkins, Summer Shade, and Jeff  (Kim) Perkins, Hiseville; one sister, Helen Lawson, Glasgow and one brother Raymond Pedigo, Hiseville; six grandchildren and several great grand children; and one daughter in law,  Lana Perkins.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons Louie Dale and Billy Dean Perkins, and one daughter Nancy Haile, a daughter in law Nell Perkins, and one sister and three brothers.
  Funeral services will be Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade, burial will be in The Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 PM.

  Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Geneva Davis Parke

Geneva Jane Davis Parke, age 87, of Dubre, KY, died March 25, 2014, at the Cumberland County Hospital.
She was born May 29, 1926, in Marrowbone Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Janie Anderson Davis. She was the widow of the late Kyle Parke. She was a housewife.
She is survived by two sons, Lonnie (Janet) Parke and Timmie (Sue) Parke; One brother, Eugene Davis of Scottsdale; by six grandchildren, Johnnie Parke, Sheila Parke, Betsy Moore, Josh Parke, Garren Parke, and Corey Parke.  She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren and one step great grandchild and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kyle, son Donnie, and stepson Rondal Parke. Bothers and sisters Opal Horton, Maynard Smith, Alma Smith, Lorene Smith, Hub Davis, Oakley Davis  and one great grandchild Sydney Proffitt.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade; KY with Bro. Gary Richardson officiating and burial will follow at the Creacy Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 5 pm Thursday March 27.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Noel Peers

  Noel Evaleen Peers, age 80, of Glasgow, Kentucky, died March 23, 2014, at her home.
She was born November 6, 1933, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to the late Earl and Mary Whitlow Peers.
  She had retired from T. J. Samson Hospital and was of the Methodist faith. 
  She is survived by two nephews, David (Sherry) and Danny Peers both of the Atlanta, Ga. area; great nieces and nephews, Whitney, Jacob and Jeremy Peers and several cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Morris Peers and life long friend of 65 years Bill Oliver.
  Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with John Sheppard officiating.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Randolph. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 4 until 7 PM.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Martha Lou Stephens Bragg


   Martha Lou Stephens Bragg, age 66, of Knob Lick, Kentucky, died March 22, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital.
  She was born May 23, 1947, in Edmonton, Kentucky. She was a daughter of the late Finis and Beulah Froedge Stephens. She was the wife of Bill Bragg.
  She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.              
   In addition to her husband she is also survived  by one daughter, Velvet (Riley) Philpott, Summer Shade; two sons Jonathan (Sarah) Bragg, Mt. Juliet, Tn., and Delton Bragg, Knob Lick.
She is also survived by three sisters, Marie (Ron) Lytle, Scottsburg, Ind., Mary (Dennis) Fancher, Indianapolis, Ind., and Elizabeth Shirley, Glasgow; four brothers, James (Red) Stephens, Edmonton, Jimmy Stephens, Louisville, Jesse Stephens, Ind. and Rondal Stephens, Edmonton. She is also survived by one grandchild William Philpott Jr.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and several half brothers and sisters.

  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home,  with Bro. Gary Richardson officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:00.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Billy Ray McClellan

  Billy Ray McClellan, age 70, of Glasgow, died Sunday, March 9,2014, at Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
He was born February 8, 1944 in Glasgow, Ky., he was the son of the late Roy and Estell Pace McClellan, and the husband of the late Annette Ellis McClellan.
  He was a farmer and a Vietnam Army  Veteran.
  He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  He was preceded in death, besides his parents and wife, by three sisters, Dorthy Bertram, Elizabeth Woodcock, and June Glass; and one brother, Levy Lawrence McClellan.
  Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 12 at 11:00 AM, at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Interment will be at New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will begin  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
  Memorials may be made to DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Geneva Maybelle Smith Cary, age 74 of Leitchfield, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield. She was a native of Metcalfe Co. and was a daughter of the late Charles and Tina Froedge Smith.
She is survived by three daughters,  Teresa Langley and Rebecca Priest both of Leitchfield and Anita ( Johnny) Sanders of St. Petersburg, Fla;  one son, Malcolm Cary of Lakeland, Fla;  two sisters, Faye (Ron) Freeman of Mooresville, In. and Linda Thompson of Cincinnati,O.. one brother, Marshall ( Kathy Jo) Smith of Edmonton;  ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Smith and Gary Thompson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 1:00 P M at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with Bro Wayne Clemons officiating. Burial  will follow in the Creacy Cemetery.
Visitation will  be Tuesday March 4 from 4:00 to 8:00 P M at the funeral home.

Note changed times due to weather