McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Sunday, October 29, 2017


   Brother Sherman T. Bowles, age 90, of Glasgow, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Glenview Health Care Center in Glasgow.
   Born July 7, 1927 in Summer Shade, he was a son of the late Troy and Maude Taylor Bowles and the husband of Edith Hicks Bowles, who died January 16, 2007.
   He was a farmer, factory worker and a Methodist preacher and a member of Goodson Chapel Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran.
   Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Bowles Priddy, Glasgow; two grand daughters Gina Colter and Shelly Flood; three great grandchildren Taylor Dauray, Michela, and Shelby Colter; and one great great grandchild Easton Luke Colter.
    He was also preceded in death by four brothers Kenneth (Red), Joe, Harrison and Tommy Bowles and one sister Martha Tudor and one son in law Donnie Priddy
   Funeral services will be Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. 
   Visitation will be Tuesday October 31, 2017 from 11:00 till 4:00 at the McMurtrey Funeral Home.
    Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Cemetery

Friday, October 27, 2017


   Charles Kneil Ford, age 84, Edmonton, died Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Metcalfe County Health Care Center.

   Born July 17, 1933, in Beaumont, KY, he was a son of the late Ike and Flora Wilson Ford, and the husband of Marilyn Ferguson Ford, Edmonton, who survives. They were married 61 years.

   He retired from SKF and was of the Church of Christ faith.  He was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Edmonton Masonic Lodge for 48 years.

   Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, one daughter Sherry (Dewayne) Pickett, Greensburg; two grandchildren, Tara Burks, Edmonton and Natasha Pickett, Lexington; and two great grandchildren, Iva Kate Blazier and Maddie Ervin, both of Edmonton.

   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Fred Ford, and two sisters, Delsie Ballard and Dorothy Ford.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4:00-8:00 and on Sunday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Masonic Rights will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Edmonton Masonic Lodge.

Monday, October 9, 2017


   Shirley Lee Parke, age 60, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at her residence.

   Born June 20, 1957 in Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Otha Donald Parke and Evie Pearl Hayes Parke, who survives.

    She worked as a Registered Nurse for 30 plus years and was a member of the Missionary Mound Baptist Church, since the age of 15. After her retirement she was a caregiver for two of her great nieces , Briale and Callee Lane.

   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two brothers Jerry Donald (Lisa) Parke and Tommy J Parke, both of Summer  Shade; two nieces, Jenny (Johnathan) Heckel and Jessica Nicole Parke-Semon; one nephew Jeremy Lee Parke; and eight great nieces and nephews, Camron Parke,  Landon Heckel, Lucas Heckel, Aubrey Parke, Briale Lane, Callee Lane, Brailey Brown, and Priscillia Blanchard.  

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Missionary Mound Baptist Church, with Bro. Dale Copas and Bro. Richard Lile officiating. Burial will follow in the Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 2:00-9:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Wednesday, after 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home and after 9:00 a.m. at Missionary Mound Baptist Church until time of services.

   Memorials may be made to the Missionary Mound Cemetery.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


   Reid Scott, age 68, of the Grider community, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at The Medical Center in Albany.

   Born June 29, 1949 in Burkesville, KY, he was a son of the late Thomas and Joyce Norris Scott and the husband of Vickey Cash Scott, who survives. They were married 41 years.

   He was a self employed mechanic and of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors, other than his wife, include one daughter, Ashley Scott, Campbellsville; one son, Thomas Reid Scott II, Burkesville; five sisters, Carolyn Scott, Janet Scott, Linda Keen, Tammy Farlee, and Carol Cutshall, all of Burkesville; four brothers Dale Scott, Daryl Scott, David Scott, and Tommy Scott, all of Burkesville; and four grandchildren Thomas Reid Scott III, Garrett Clayton Scott, Gannon Kade Scott, and Peyton Reece Scott.

   He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by one daughter, Misty Michelle Scott, one brother Frankie Scott and one sister Elizabeth Scott.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Grider cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, after 7:00 a.m. until time of services.

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