McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ruth Whitlow

Picture- WHITLOW- Ruth Whitlow, nee Baldock, age 98, of Orland Park, formerly of Grant Park, Flossmoor, Harvey and Summer Shade, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Loving wife of the late Wayne L. Whitlow; beloved mother of Douglas (Beverly) Whitlow, Marcus (Gina) Whitlow, the late Larry (Eva) Whitlow, and the late Mary Whitlow. Cherished grandmother of Larry Jr, Johnny, Tommy (Lisa), Brandy, Kimberly (James), the late Todd, Amanda, Candice (Eric), Marcus H., and Alex. Proud great-grandmother of 10 great-granddaughters and 3 great-grandsons. Preceded in death by her brothers Robert (late Ona) and James (Ester). Ruth loved spending time with family and friends, cherishing all the beauty mother nature and God offers, and traveling.  Visitation Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 3-7PM with a Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 PM at Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Interment in Summer Shade, KY on Friday, December 2nd at 10:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Heart Association appreciated. Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400

Friday, November 25, 2016


   Johnny Dale Parke, age 47, of Edmonton, died Friday, November 25, 2016, at his residence.

   Born September 16, 1969 in Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Donnie Davis Parke and Janice Faye Ferguson Freidhof. 

   He was a carpenter.

   Survivors include three sons, Jessie Parke, Summer Shade, William (Megan) Parke, Summer Shade and Clayton Parke, Summer Shade; two sisters Betsy (Billy) Moore, Edmonton, and Carol Faye Huff, Bowling Green; one brother, Cyrus Joseph Freidhof, Waterloo, Iowa; two grandchildren, Kyle and Cambree Parke; three nephews, Tristen Proffitt, Toxie Moore, and Braden Joe Freidhof; one niece,  Aaliyah Huff;  his fiancĂ©, Sandra Dyer, and her daughter, Abby Groce; his step father, Myron Freidhof, Elma, Iowa; and the mother of his children Robin Parke.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents by one niece, Sidney Proffitt.

   Funeral services will be Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home, will be Sunday, November 27, from 12:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday after 7:00 a.m. until time of services.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral fund.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Emily Jean Shumpert

Emily Jean Shumpert, age 43 of Edmonton died November 9, 2016 at TJ Samson hospital in Glasgow.

Born in St. Louis on July 21, 1973 to the late Jerry Eugene Shumpert and Emma Jean Turner who survives. She worked as a cashier and was of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one brother Jerry Shumpert II.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


   Cathy Ann Bratcher, age 66, of Summer Shade, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at her residence.

   She was a daughter of the late Danel and Eva Vibbert Gregory. She was a homemaker.

   Survivors include one daughter Tammie Goad, Summer Shade; two sons, Doug (Susan) McFarland, Tompkinsville and Oliver Bratcher;  three sisters, Rachel Caldwell, Louise Branham and Bonnie Jackson; one brother, Ronnie Gregory;  eight grandchildren, Heather, Kerrie and Ashley McFarland, Frankie Holmes, Dylan McFarland, Jack Paull, Victoria Benham , and Jacob Paull; nine great grandchildren; and special friend Beverly Hagan and companion George Costello.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents, by one son David McFarland four brothers Bobby, Walter, and Roger Gregory and husband Henry Bratcher.

  Cremation was chosen.

   McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Calvin Wayne Shaw, age 65, of Tompkinsville, Ky. died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.

   Born January 28, 1951, in Dubre Kentucky, he was a son of the late Finis and Lillian Parke Shaw, and the husband of Becky Shaw, who survives. They were married 38 years.

   He was a dispatcher for Monroe County and a member of the Mt. Gilead Church of Christ.

   In addition to his wife,  survivors include one daughter, Gina Netherton, Tompkinsville; one son, Jonathan (Jessica) Shaw, Rock Bridge; three sisters, Della Shaw, Columbia, Lois Wright, Marrowbone, and Nellie Shaw, Marrowbone; one brother, Charles Whitlow, Columbia; three grandchildren, Kaden Thomas Netherton, Abby Grace Shaw, and Keaton Wade Shaw; and his mother in law, Jeanette Harlan.

   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Delpha Meredith, and an infant sister, and one brother Ed (Bull Man) Shaw.

   Funeral services will be Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Gilead Church of Christ, with Brother Tim McHenry officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlan’s Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation will begin Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 2:00-8:00 at the Mt. Gilead Church of Christ and on Friday after 7:00 a.m. until time of services.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016



   Charles Leroy Payne, age 73, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at his residence.

   Born May 7, 1943 in Lamb, he was a son of the late Carl and Lottie Belle Williams Payne.

   He was a self employed Mechanic and a Christian.

   Survivors include one son, Charlie (Heather) Payne, Glasgow; his partner of 25 years, Jessie Mattax; one sister, Brenda (Richard) Pook, Glasgow; two brothers; Dale (Ann) Payne, Glasgow and Roger (Dorothy) Payne, Glasgow;  six grandchildren, Evan, Austin, Candler, Chance, Ridge, and Kristen; the children of his partner, Redonna (Chris) Isenberg, and Misty (Josh) Burton; and their grandchildren Mahalia, Ethan, Zach, and Amber.

   A memorial services will be held at a later date, as cremation was chosen.

  McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society..