McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014


James Douglas (JD) Barlow Sr., age 78, of Summer Shade, died August 30, 2014, at TJ Samson Hospital.
   He was born in Summer Shade on April 18, 1936 to the late Otis Ben and Nettie Norene Buckner Barlow.
   He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.
   He is survived by 4 daughters, Martha Barlow and Wandalene Barlow, Edmonton, Pamela (Robert) Forrest, Indianapolis, Ind., Tavonna Barlow, Bowling Green;  3 sons, Junior Barlow,  Summer Shade, William Thomas (Felicia) Barlow, Bowling Green, and Ricky Dale Barlow, Summer Shade; one sister, Joyce (Robert) Driver, Glasgow; four brothers, Billy Barlow, Glasgow, Freddy (Patty) Barlow, Glasgow, and LeRoyce (Linda) Barlow, Edmonton, and Tim Barlow; ten grandchildren, JaMarvin, Jordan, Patrika, LaKrissa, Andrew, Brandon, Austin, Alayah, Jaylen, and Easton; one great grandchild Keegan; and caregiver, friend, and the mother of his children, Emma Barlow, Edmonton.
   He was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Lee Barlow and one sister Magalene Smith.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 12:00PM at the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church, with Reverend Charles Fishback, officiating, with burial to follow in the Trinity Lane Cemetery. Visitation will begin Monday, September 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, and after 10:00 on Monday at the church.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Mary Ruth Anderson Dyer, age 63, of Eighty Eight, Kentucky, died August 15, 2014 at her home.
She was born July 20, 1951 in Rankin, IL.  She was a daughter of the late Lee Austin and Betty Marie Dean Anderson.
She worked as a nurse and was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jo (Eddie) Brown, Summer Shade, and Angela (Freddie) White, Center Point; two sons, Melvin (Stephanie) Norris, Oakland, and Paul (Stephanie) Norris, Tompkinsville; one step son, Mickey Russell; special friend, Jamie Adams; one sister, Barbara Lee Mullens, Hoorston; two brothers, George Leland Anderson and Melvin Leon Anderson; twelve grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Nile Dyer, and Marvin Lee Norris, and one sister, Gerald Marlene Anderson.

Private services will be held later as Cremation was chosen.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Phillip Richardson Bartley, age 74, of Glasgow, died at his home, August 4, 2014, after a lengthy illness.  
 He was born November 26, 1939, in Beaumont, a son of the late Jack and Opal Shelley Bartley.
  He was retired from SKF.
  He is survived by one daughter, Benita Bartley, Franklin; one son, Chris (Brenda) Bartley, Glasgow; one sister, Marjorie, (Curtis, Jr.) Shelley, Glasgow; three brothers, Daryl (Sharon) Bartley, Summer Shade, Gary (Brenda) Bartley, Eighty Eight, and Morris (Tammy)  Bartley, Glasgow;  one grandchild, Moriah Bartley; and by  the mother of his children, Linda Bartley, Glasgow.
  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Bartley.
      Visitation will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and will continue after 7:00 am on Thursday at McMurtrey Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, August 7, 2014, at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with burial to follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sylvia Sue Smith

Sylvia Sue Smith, age 71 died August 2, 2014 at the St Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
She was born in Edmonton on May 4, 1943 to the late Tom and Pearlie Turner Smith.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by four daughters, Kathy Faulkner, Brenda Nance and Linda Vibbert of Edmonton and Donna Furkin of Tompkinsville. Two sons, Tony Parrish and Freddy Parrish. twenty one grandchildren, Jill, Kim, Eric and Clay Faulkner, Tommy Parrish, Chris Parrish, Felichia Furkin, Carson, Marketta, Lynn, Sunshine and Travis Vibbert, Teresa and Lisa Parrish, Linda Muse, Barbara Ann Parrish, Anthony Parrish, Nancy and Freddy Parrish Jr., Rickey (Pete) and David Hammer and Tamara McCoy and 28 great grandchildren.
Two sisters Dina Smith of Edmonton and Earlene Smith of Eunice, Ky.
In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by one daughter Tammy McCoy, two infant grandsons and one brother Bobby Smith.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 6 at 11:00 A.M. at the Willow Shade Baptist Church with Bro. Don Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation will begin Monday August 4 at 4:00 P.M. and continue Tuesday at 7:00 A.M.  and Wednesday from 7:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. and after10:00 A.M. at the church.

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Mary Lucile Cummins, age 76, of Glasgow, formerly of Summer Shade, died August 1, 2014, at T J Samson Hospital.
   She was the daughter of the late Morad and Grace Strode Cummins. She was born April 27, 1938 in Summer Shade, Kentucky.
   She was of the Church of Christ faith.
   She is survived by one sister, May Dell (Philip) Whitlow of Summer Shade and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Edna Marie Cummins, Ruby Hegseth, and Patty Williams; three brothers, Virgil Cummins, Tom Cummins, and Alonzo Cummins; and one half brother Clarence Cummins.

   Funeral services will be Monday, August 4, 2014, at 1:00 PM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Gary Richardson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Metcalfe County. Visitation will be Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the funeral home, from 4:00 – 8:00, and on Monday until time of service.