McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


   Dana Nunnally Sympson, age 82, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Barren County Health Care Center following an extended illness.
   A native of Metcalfe County, Mrs. Sympson was born and raised in the Summer Shade Community. Born March 24, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Pauline Hodges Nunnally, and widow of the late Robert E. Sympson.
   She was a member of the Summer Shade Christian Church. Prior to becoming ill, she was active in her church and the adult Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Metcalfe County Homemakers and enjoyed working in the real estate business. She had also worked as an aide at Summer Shade Elementary School. She and her late husband, lived in Beaumont and worked in Metcalfe County until 1973. At that time they moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana, where Mr. Sympson worked for several years in the industrial field. The family remained there until retirement at which time they returned to their native Metcalfe County, where the couple lived until the death of Mr. Sympson. At that time Mrs. Sympson moved to Glasgow.
   She especially loved traveling with friends and sharing time with her family.
   She is survived by two daughters, Connie Sympson (Darrell) Pickett, Glasgow and Kay  Sympson (Michael) Landis, Columbia, TN.; five grandchildren, Karen (Michael) Bush, Tracy, Dr. Laura (Bryant) Brantley, Franklin, TN, Doug (Lorie) Bunch, Glasgow, Leslee (Ben) Marshall, Thompson’s Station, TN and Angelia (Dr. Jason) Chirichigno, Beverly Hills, CA; seven great-grandchildren, Seth Bush, Tracy, Cole and Haley Bunch, Glasgow, Sarah Brantley, Franklin, TN, Elodey Marshall, Thompson’s Station, TN and Mary Rachel and Griffin Chirichigno, Beverly Hills, CA; one sister, June Hurt, Louisville, and one brother, Gerald (Janet) Nunnally, Bowling Green; two nieces Alicia (Mike) McClure, Bowling Green, Marla Ingram, Ohio, and Jim (Peggy) Wallace, Bowling Green.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two infant siblings.
   Funeral services will be Friday, January 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Bob Priest officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and on Friday after 7:00 AM until time of services.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Christian Church.

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