McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Friday, October 21, 2016

John Michael Propes

John Michael Propes, age 66 of Tompkinsville died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tn.

  Born December 14, 1949 in Willow Shade, Ky. to the late Albert Denton and Martha Cordelia Ballard Propes.

  He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ.

  Survivors are one son Jonathan Propes and three daughters, Lorrie Nixon, Tonya Propes and Johnna Propes, five sisters Nella Stewart, Nancy Spear, Becky Rhoton, Shirley Vibbert and Patty Adams, one brother Jackie Propes, and one grand child Aubrey Thompson.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by three brothers, Mac, Boyd and Danny Propes.

  A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Billy Earl Powell

    Billy Earl Powell, age 72 of Cosby, TN died October 11, 2016 at the Newport Medical Center in Newport, Tn.

    Born June 4, 1944 in Hegira, Ky. to the late Lucian and Opal Wray Powell and was the husband to Brenda Powell

    He created wooden lamps for the retail industry around Pigeon Forge, Tn. and was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Army.

    Survivors, in addition to his wife are one daughter Sherry (Chris) Mooneyham of Edmonton, one step daughter Stacey Mooneyham; one son Billy Joe (BJ) Powell of Cosby and a step son Martin Mooneyham of Crosby; two brothers Jim Powell and wife Delcie  of Burkesville, John Powell and wife Cheryl Denice of Albany and Larry (Porky) Powell and wife Judy of Beaumont, two grandchildren Shana Jessie and Shane Davis

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Ronnie Powell.

    Funeral services will be Friday – October 14, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Rose of Sharon Church in Burkesville, Ky. with burial to follow in the Rose of Sharon Cemetery.

    Visitation will begin Thursday October 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home and October 14, 2016 from 9:00 – 1:00 at the Rose of Sharon Church.

     Memorials are encouraged to help with the funeral expenses and can be left at the funeral home.

Friday, October 7, 2016


   Annie Aline Froedge Whitlow, age 91, of Edmonton, died October 7, 2016 at Metcalfe Health Care.

   Born May 26, 1925 in Metcalfe County, she was a daughter of the late John Rosevelt and Velma Garmon Froedge, and the widow of the late Bernice Cole Whitlow.

   She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include one daughter Sharlotte Whitlow, Edmonton; two sons Marshall Reid (Marie) Whitlow, Bonnieville, and Neddie Ray (Betty) Whitlow, Edmonton; three brothers, Bobby, Billy, and Larry Dale Froedge, all of Edmonton; six grandchildren, Bobby Thurman, Daniel Whitlow, Crystal Welden, Ivy Hatton, Kimberly Whitlow and Reid Whitlow; two step grandchildren Johnny and Billy Robertson; and fourteen great grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents and husband, by four sister and five brothers.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Joe Field Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services at 2:00.
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Joe Field Cemetery.