McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Monday, April 28, 2014


Rollin Harper, Jr. age 85 of Edmonton, Ky. died Sunday April, 27, 2014 at the Barren County Health Care in Glasgow. Rollin was born November 2, 1928 in Chicago, Il. to the late Rollin and Ruby Fields Harper. He was a retired farmer and a member of Society Hill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Dorothy Pearl Harper of Edmonton, two daughters, Teresa (Bobby) Riddle of Burkesville and Colleen (Eric) Poynter of Glasgow and one son Chris (Kathy) Harper of Edmonton.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Tim Perkins, Tina Blackburn, Stephanie Cash, Shawn Riddle, Christy Holder, Marsha Houchens, Chad Smith, Erica Brown, Sadie Poynter and Alex Poynter and 14 great- grandchildren and three sisters, Cary Dabney of In., Joyce Ford of Chicago and Norma Parnell of Edmonton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by one son Douglas Gayle Harper and one sister Priscilla Harper.
There will be a private memorial service held at a later date as cremation was chosen.

Monday, April 14, 2014


               Vernon Kester Ketchem, age 48, of Greensburg, died April 13, 2014 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. He was the son of the late Vernon Leon Ketchem and Hazel Leamons Ketchem who survives. He was a carpenter and of the Methodist faith.
  Besides his mother, he is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Michael Steve Ketchem.

  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 1:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Robert Allred officiating and burial in the Hiseville Cemetery.  Visitation will begin Wednesday, April 14, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 PM. at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014



  Bobby Keith Smith, age 72, of Edmonton, Kentucky died April 8, 2014 at his home.  He was born June 22, 1941, in Edmonton, to the late Tom and Pearl Turner Smith. He was the husband of Lois Evelyn Gibson Smith who survives.
  He worked as a logger.
  He is also survived besides his wife; by one daughter, Sandra Barnett, Summer Shade; three sons, Randy (Sherry) Smith, Edmonton, Terry (Marsha) Smith, Hardyville, and Danny Smith, Edmonton; three sisters, Dina Smith, Edmonton, Sylvia Smith, Tompkinsville, and Earlene Smith, Eunice, Kentucky; fourteen  grandchildren, Clinton Smith, Bridget Harper, Dusty England, Tyra Weaver, Angela Zipf, Crystal Webb, Corey Barnett, Shelby Hostetler, Jordan Deppe, Justin Deppe, Brianna Ridlen, Bryan Smith, Brandon Smith, and Blake Smith; and 15 great grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by his parents.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Bro Freddie Froedge officiating. Burial will follow at the White Hill Cemetery in Cumberland County. Visitation will begin Friday, April 11, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Edmonton Metcalfe County Volunteer Fire Department.