McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Johnny Glen Thrasher, age 70, of Burkesville, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Cumberland County Hospital.

   Born June 16, 1946 in Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Eva (Carter) Thrasher.

   He was a farmer.

   Survivors include his wife Charlene Thrasher, Burkesville; two daughters, Sandra and Tonya Thrasher, Peru, IN; one step daughter Lenneta (Billy) Brothers, Indianapolis, IN; three sisters, Sue Confer, Edmonton, Myrtle Herndon and Kathy (Jim) Purvis, Bluffton, IN; one brother Steve Thrasher, Bluffton, IN; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents, by five brothers, James, Bill, Bob, Otha and Jack Thrasher and one sister Becky Thrasher.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Mark Parks, officiating. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 2:00.

Thursday, September 15, 2016


   Rondal (Boomer) Kyle Shoopman, age 59, of Willow Shade, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at his residence.

   Born September 6, 1957 at Willow Shade, he was a son of the late James H and Macy Alene Ballard Shoopman.

   He worked for the Metcalfe County Road Department and was a farmer.

   Survivors include one son Anthony Kyle Shoopman, Willow Shade; one step daughter, Amanda Worley, Center; one brother, Doug Shoopman, Willow Shade; one sister in law, Barbara Shoopman, Willow Shade;  one brother in law, Larry Shaw, Willow Shade; and two beloved dogs, Little Man and Roxie.

   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Michael, Robert, and Gary Shoopman, Clarence Gibbons and one sister, Judy Shaw.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday, September 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday after 7:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00.

Friday, September 9, 2016


   Alicia Gail May Thurmond, age 31, of Edmonton, died Thursday, September 8, 2016, as a result of a car accident.

   Born April 15, 1985 in Sylva, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late James Clinton May and Deana Mae Freeman May, Edmonton, who survives, and the wife of William David Thurmond III, who survives.

   She worked at Shuffets Adult Day Care in Edmonton and was a christian.

   Survivors in addition to her husband and mother, include one daughter, Kyly Angela Thurmond and two sons, Taylor Scott and Tristan Layne Thurmond, all of Edmonton; two brothers James Daniel May, Edmonton and Clinton David (Laura) May, Jacksonville, North Carolina; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

   She was preceded in death, besides her father, by her grandmothers Rebekah May and Betty Freeman.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Briartown Baptist Church, in Nantahala, North Carolina, with burial to follow in the Briartown Cemetery. Visitation will be at the McMurtrey Funeral Home on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Briartown Baptist Church in Briartown North Carolina, from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral services.
  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the childrens education fund.