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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Marcille Schwerin Wardle


Marcille Schwerin Wardle, age 91 of Edmonton died June 19, 2018 at her daughters home

She was born in Burlington, Iowa on March 24, 1927 to the late Rudolph and Ollie Westerbeck Schwerin.

She was a homemaker and of the 7th Day Adventist Faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Marcy (Raymond) Wilson of Edmonton and Nancy (Fred) Turner of McMinnville, Tn. four sons Richard Wardle of Dallas Texas, Ted Wardle of Pleasanton, Texas, Tom (Pam) Wardle of Nape, Idaho and Randy Wardle. She is also survived by nine grand children and several great grandchildren and great - great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant child Jessie, one sister JoAnn and one brother Bill.

There will be no local services as cremation was chosen.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Case Lane Hoots

   Case Lane Hoots, age 4 days, of Summer Shade, died June 14, 2018 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
   Born June 11, 2018 in Glasgow, he is the son of John Tristen Hoots and Felicia Ceara Marie Whitt, who survive.
      Survivors also include, three aunts Chezney Lile, Kimber Hoots, and Destiny Turner; two uncles, Corey Whitt and Josh Whitt; grandparents, Tina DeVore, Michael Whitt, Marquetta Lile, and Jason Hotts; great grandparents, Nancy Crawhorn, Danny Whitt, Johnny and Shirley Hoots; and great great grandmother, Wanda Lile.
   He was preceded in death by one sister, Ellie May Hoots, and grandparents Mark Abner and Teresa Abner.
   Private graveside services will be held later.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Barbara Kay Daniels Pitcock




   Barbara Kaye Daniels Pitcock, age 66, of Burkesville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at T J Samson Hospital.

   Born August 11, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Nancy House Daniels and the wife of Deion Pitcock, who survives.

   She had worked at Osh Gosh Factory and was of the Pentecostal faith.

   Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Rocky  and Joe David Pitcock, both of Dubre, KY; three sisters Fay Pitcock and Kim Daniels both of Burkesville, and Shirley of IN; one half brother, Bugs Crawley, Tompkinsville; and two grandchildren Lane Pitcock and Allie Jo Pitcock.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents by one sister, Sandy Hogan.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Todd Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery.  Visitation will begin Friday, June 8, 2018, 3:00-8:00 p.m. and after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday until time of services at 1:00.

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

  

Saturday, May 19, 2018

REVEREND WILLIAM D (BILLY) BARLOW


Reverend William D (Billy) Barlow, Summer Shade, age 84, exchanged this earthly life for eternal life at Signature Rehab and Wellness, Friday, May 18, 2018.

   Born December 10, 1933 in Summer Shade he was a son of the late Otis and Nettie Buckner Barlow. He was the husband of the late Emma Jean Shirley Barlow, who preceded him in death July 15, 1994.

   Billy was truly a faithful dedicated strong believer in Christ and showed the fruit of Spirit to anyone and everyone he came in contact with daily. He was very active in his church and community. He was pastor at SS Missionary Baptist Church for 9 years and was currently one of the associate ministers. He was truly a pillar of Summer Shade. He was past owner of Billy Electric and Plumbing Company, co-coordinator of Summer Youth Program at Summer Shade Elementary School and ballgames at ballpark. He started the CB Club and Rescue Squad, bus driver for 20 years, Metcalfe County Deputy, Metcalfe County constable for 44 years. In 1968 he received several certificates and recognition from various people and organizations. He was also in the U.S. Air Force serving 4 years and 4 years in the reserves. He made Airman 2nd Class and was honorably discharged January 31, 1960.

   Survivors include three children, Thelma (Rev. Jerry) Stockton, Glasgow, Eva (Bobby) Webb, Romulus, Michigan, and Tommy (Carol) Muncie, Horse Cave; one sister Joyce (Robert) Driver, Glasgow; three brothers Fred (Patty) Barlow, Glasgow, Leroyce (Linda) Barlow, Edmonton and Tim (Denise) Barlow, Edmonton; special friend, Jenna Marie Selbe; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends and acquaintances.

   He was preceded in death besides his wife and parents by two brothers, James D (J D) Barlow and Ollie Franklin; two sisters, Magdalene Richardson Smith and Bertha Lois Barlow; and one grandchild.

   Funeral services will be Monday, May 21, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church, Summer Shade Church Rd, Summer Shade, with Dr Ronnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinty Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:00-9:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Monday, May 21, after 8:00 a.m. at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church until time of services at 1:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church for their youth class.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Stanley Keith Abner


  Stanley Keith Abner, age 55 formerly of Glasgow died May 12, 2018 in Louisville at Baptist Health hospital.

  Born March 28, 1963 in Glasgow, Ky. he was a son of the late Stanley and Betty Glass Abner.

   He was a mechanic work and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include two daughters Kasey (Brent) Rodgers and Jamie Abner of LaGrange, two sons Wesley Abner of LaGrange and Johnny (Stephanie) Emmert of Glasgow, and one brother Kevin Abner of Glasgow.         

   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson Dylan Emmert and two Brothers Ricky and Mark Abner.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday May 15, 2018 at1:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade, Ky. Burial will follow in the Shirley Baldock Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 10:00 till time of services at 1:00 P.M.

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

BARBARA LOIS GASSAWAY GLASS




   Barbara Lois Gassaway Glass, age 80, of Randolph, died Friday, May11, 2018, at her residence.

   Born September 6, 1937 in Randolph, KY, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Nellie Whitlow Gassaway and the wife of Derral Glass, who survives. They were married 62 years.

   She had been a sewing machine operator and was a member of the Hickory College Church of Christ.

   Survivors in addition to her husband include two daughters, Patricia Wheet, Columbia and Beverly ( Donald) Bruton, Smiths Grove; two sons Don Allen (Kathy) Glass, Randolph, and Randell (Dianna) Glass, Randolph; two sisters, Laverne (Lane) Watson, Edmonton and Carolyn (Raymond) Fields, Edmonton; two brothers J W Gassaway, Glasgow and Wallace (Jane Ann) Gassaway, Summer Shade;  two sister in laws, Frances Gassaway, Glasgow, and Wanda Martin, Frankfort, IN; five grandchildren, Angela (Kyle) Schwartz, Nashville, Allen Glass, Bowling Green, John Scott, Columbia. Sara Glass, Randolph, and Daniel (Laura) Glass,  Randolph; three great grandchildren, Barrett Glass, Liam Glass, and Harrison Schwartz; special nieces Runelle Clemmons and Nickie Dubree; and a host of nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents, by her twin brother, Bobby Gassaway; brother, Eugene Gassaway; sister, Vivian Bryant; brother in law, Howard Bryant; one daughter in law, Sharon Glass, one son in law, Arlan Wheet and one grandchild, Renee Scott.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Sunday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

SYLVIA MAE HUFFMAN ALLEN


Sylvia Mae Huffman Allen, age 66, of Glasgow died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at her residence.

   Born October 12, 1951 in Summer Shade she was a daughter of the late Beatrice Franklin and George Huffman.

   She had worked as a pharmacy tech.

   Survivors include one son, Jerry Huffman, Louisville; three sisters Lucille Staten, Glasgow, Emma Barlow, Edmonton and Nova Stone, Summer Shade; two brothers George L Huffman, Louisville and Marvin Lewis Huffman, Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents by two sisters Laverne Tinker and Anna Huffman and one brother Leonard Huffman.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Tyler Cemetery. The wake will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:00-1:00, time of services.

  

Sunday, April 15, 2018

RUBY VELLENE ROUSE NORMAN


Ruby Vellene Rouse Norman, age 74, of Tompkinsville, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Signature Health Care in Tompkinsville.

   She was born January 1, 1944 in Tompkinsville to the late Luther and Roxie May Webb Rouse. She was the widow of the late Burford Norman.

    She was a factory worker and of the Methodist faith.

   Survivors include one sister, Belle (Taylor) Wilson, Tompkinsville; one sister in law Sheila Norman, Tompkinsville; one brother in law Bob (Elaine) Norman, Pikeville, Ky; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and friends and staff at Signature Health Care.

  Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, James Rouse Norman and one sister Ellen Frances Rouse.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Calvin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 17, 2017 after 7:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Liberty Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Velmar Cogar




   Velmar Lee Cogar, age 76, Summer Shade,  died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

   Born May 7, 1941 in Webster Springs, West Virginia he was a son of the late Byge and Goldie Cogar and raised by the late Harry and Reva Prrine. He was the husband of the late Sherry Lynn Rice Cogar who preceded him in death August 29, 2015.

   He was a carpenter and retired from Eaton’s. He was a Christian. 

   Survivors include one daughter, Donna Cogar Mosby, Nashville; one son Jessie and his wife Karina Rosales Cogar, Bowling Green; one brother Buddy (Louise) Cogar; cousin Bobby (Darlene) Hines; seven grandchildren, Anika Mosby, Elijah Cogar, Katilyn Huntsman, Rayleigh Huntsman, Gracie Hayes , Jason Nikola Cogar and Elliot Nolan Cogar;  two great grandchildren, Aspen and Creed Lee  Cogar; and one daughter in law, Carrie Cogar.

   He was preceded in death by two sons Daniel and Jason Cogar and one sister Helen Cowger.  

   Funeral services will be Saturday, March 31, 2018  at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home  with John Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in the Union #2 Cemetery.  Visitation will begin Friday, March 30, 2018a t 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

   Memorials may be made to the Union #2 Cemetery and may left at the funeral home.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

HUGH (PEANUT) GIBSON




   Hugh (Peanut) Gibson, age 74, Edmonton, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at NHC in Glasgow.

   He was a son of the late George and Roxie Copes Gibson and the husband of Dorsey Kaye Crowe Gibson who survives.

   He worked at maintenance and was of the Baptist faith.

   He is survived other than his wife by one daughter, Erica Gibson, Edmonton; one sister Christine Lemons, IN; one grandchild Rinoa Cassady; several nieces and nephews:  and neighbors at Tree Top Apartments.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents by several brothers.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Bro Joshua Grider officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m.

   The family wishes a special thank you to the staff at NHC.

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




Friday, March 16, 2018

Freddie Wade Wilson

   Freddie Wade Wilson, age 75, of Edmonton, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
   Born December 20, 1942 in Tompkinsville, Ky he was a son of the late Mose Thomas and Enna Belle Walker Wilson. He was the husband of Mary Nell Fletcher Wilson who survives.
   He had worked as a lumber stacker at several local sawmills.
   Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Kathryn (Scotty) Bryant, Glasgow; one son, Kelvin Wade Wilson, Edmonton; one sister, Brenda Hire, Indiana; one brother, Bro. Taylor (Belle) Wilson, Tompkinsville; and two grandchildren, Trever Bryant and Landon McCandless.
   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers Kelly, Mervin and Charles Wilson and two sisters Glaydell Scott and Runelle Pruitt.
   Funeral services will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday, March 17, 2018, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Sunday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
   Memorials may be made to the Wade Cemetery

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Donald Lee Lawson


Donald Lee Lawson, age 49, of Bowling Green, died March 12, 2018 at his residence.
   Born November 25, 1968 in Nashville, TN he was a son of the late Elvin and Maxie Wilborn Lawson and the husband of Robyn McNeal Lawson, who survives.
   He worked at Bendix in Bowling Green and was a Christian.
   Survivors other than his wife include one daughter Kaitlyn Lawson, Scottsville; three step daughters, Kelly Graham, Bowling Green, Charlee Ison, IN, and Kaylyn Ison, Bowling Green; one sister, Debbie (Ricky) Ballard, Summer Shade; four brothers, Timmy Lawson, Glasgow, Bobby Lawson, Glasgow, Jackie Wilborn, and Jimmy Wilborn, both of Tompkinsville; and eight grandchildren, Brison Lee, Donavan, Addalyn, Alexzander and Lucy Graham, Jordan Jones, Dawson Ison, and Devon Foster Jr.
   Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Talmadge (Tab) Elton Rush




   Talmadge (Tab) Elton Rush, age 83, of Glasgow, formerly of Summer Shade, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at NHC Healthcare.

   Born November 17, 1934, in Summer Shade, he was a son of the late Ralph Kenton and Maymie Brooks Rush and the husband of Ella Taylor Rush, who survives.

   He was a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force for 23 years. He was a member of the Beaumont Methodist Church.

   Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son Mark (Penny) Rush, Summer Shade; three sisters, Sue Romines, Louisville, Lena Margaret Dickerson, Glasgow, and Mary (Jerry) Stephens, Naples, FL; two brothers Byron (Buddy)  [Suzanne] Rush, Louisville and Ancel (Butch) [Jolene] Rush, Bowling Green, KY; one grandchild Cody Rush; and one sister in law Marine Rush.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents by one brother Charles Rush.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Meryl Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Rush Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 28 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:oo p.m. and on Thursday, March 1, 2018 after 7:00 a.m. until time of services.

   Memorials may be made to the Rush Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

KATRINA LEE ARNETT FRAZIER




   Katrina Lee Arnett Frazier, age 55, Tompkinsville, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at her residence. Katrina was born December 10, 1962 in Tompkinsville. She was the wife of Ted Frazier, who survives.

   She worked in sewing factories and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors other than her husband, include one son, Matthew Bartley (Heather Barbee) Tompkinsville; one daughter, Lynn Allen, Tompkinsville; one sister, Lisa Toms, AK; and four grandchildren, Britney Allen, Heather Allen, Nolan Barbee, and RoseMary Bartley.

   She was preceded in death by one daughter Melinda Kay Frazier.

   McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Marcella Key


   Marcella Ann Birge Key, age 62, of Edmonton, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Metcalfe Health Care Center. Marcella was born September 24, 1955 in Indianapolis IN to the late Clifton and Christine Devine Birge.  She had worked at Eaton’s.

    Survivors include three daughters, Christina Dugard (Terry Isenberg), Summer Shade, Crystal Key, Glasgow and Brandi Robertson (Tyler) Glasgow; six grandchildren Jose Pena, Ivan Pena, Angel Canales, Alba Canales, Hayden Key, and Ryver Robertson; and one special aunt Carol Craine.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Bro Chad Harston officiating. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m.

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

MABLE FLORENCE FRANKLIN PULLIAM


Mable Florence Franklin Pulliam, 88, of Summer Shade, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at NHC HealthCare, Glasgow.

   She was a daughter of the late Bernice and Lear Shirley Franklin.

   She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include one daughter Jackie Stone, Glasgow; three sons, Joseph Pulliam, Glasgow, Alexander Pulliam, Glasgow and Bobby Pulliam Edmonton; four grandchildren, Angela Stone (Domonique Burriell, Christopher Gean Burton, Donmetrias Stone (Kristen Moses), and Jasmine Osborn; and four great grandchildren Kellon Stone, Elijah Burriell, Raelyn Stone, and Zackery Joe Burton.

   She was preceded in death by one son Richard Timothy Pulliam.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Bryant officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Thursday, February 8, 2018 after 7:00 A.M. until time of services.

CHRISTOPHER RAY DEWEESE


Christopher Ray DeWeese, 38, of Louisville, formerly of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at University of Louisville Hospital.

   Born April 19, 1979 in Franklin, KY he was the son of Diana Faye DeWeese Swindle (Chester Sexton), Adolphus, who survives and the late Billy Alvin Lawrence.

   He was a tile setter in the construction industry.

   In addition to his mother he is survived by one daughter, Christy Jo; one aunt Pam DeWeese Lowe (Terry), Bowling Green; one cousin Tony Adams  (Valerie) and family, Bowling Green; one step brother, Jimmy Swindle (Ashley) and family, Adolphus; one half brother Jay Lawrence, Franklin; and his life partner Bobbi Jo Stansberry.  

   He was preceded in death besides his father by his grandparents, J Harold DeWeese and Grace Norris Wright, Bowling Green.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at McMurtrey
Funeral Home, Summer Shade, KY.

 Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 after 7:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00.

George Leon Shirley




   George Leon (Yellow Bird) Shirley, 80, of Summer Shade, died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at T J Samson Hospital.

   Born in Summer Shade, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Tom and Alice Moore Shirley and the husband of the late Maxine J Brewer. She preceded him in death March 27, 2015. They were married 49 years.

   He worked at McMurtrey Planing Mill, Stephens Mfg., and McMurtrey Funeral Home. He was of the Baptist faith and contributed to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church in many ways.

      Survivors include two sons, Lenardos (Lisa) Shirley, Knob Lick and Larmarrous (Bonnie) Shirley, Union City, (Atlanta) GA; three brothers Clyde Shirley, Summer Shade, Leanis (Annie Mae) Shirley, Glasgow and Wendell Shirley, Horse Cave; three sisters, Lou Nell Brown, Alvaton, Mable (John) Taylor, Dayton, OH, Eva Cloteel Gibson, Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Latrel Shirley, Lanisha Martin, and LaVander Shirley; two great grand children Deant’e Martin, and Jordynn Martin; special niece Thelma Stockton; several other nieces and nephews; the McMurtrey Family; and many friends of several generations of Summer Shade.

   He was preceded in death besides his wife and parents by one brother Cleatis Shirley and two sisters, Anna Bell Taylor and Emma Jean Barlow.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church on Summer Shade Church Road, Summer Shade, with Dr. Ronnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Summer Shade Missionay Baptist Church 3:00-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 10, 2018 after 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church or the Trinity Lane Cemetery.

  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Marquita Gillenwater


Marquita Gillenwater died peacefully on 1/28/2018 at her home in the South Fork community of Barren County.  She was the eldest of five children born to Willis and Gertrude Peel in Lauderdale, Mississippi.  After attending Dixie Highway School and graduating as Valedictorian, a scholarship allowed her to continue her education at the Meridian Municipal Junior College, where she graduated at the age of 18.  She then attended Peabody College, now part of Vanderbilt University, while working as a telegraph operator for Western Union.  Marquita graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in both English and Spanish.  After graduation, she put that Spanish language education to good use working for a medical supply company in Tennessee and Mexico.  While in college, she was successfully pursued and wooed by a Vanderbilt law student named James Edward Gillenwater, whom she later married.  After a honeymoon accompanied by James’ mother, Lillian Gillenwater, the couple settled in Glasgow and began a family.  James practiced law while Marquita was a stay-at-home mother, until the children were all enrolled in school.  At that time, she began her own career, first assisting in her husband’s office, and then working for many years at the Pedigo-Lessenberry Insurance Agency.  While there, she became only the second woman in Kentucky, at that time, to sit for and pass the Kentucky insurance adjuster’s licensing examination.  Marquita was a past President of the Glasgow Woman’s Club and a member of the Ladies’ Matinee Musicale.  She was an avid birder and became an officer in the Kentucky Ornithological Society.  Her proudest accomplishment, however, was a successful mission to clear invasive thistles from the fields of surrounding farms and roadways.  The trunk of her car always contained a grubbing hoe to dislodge the offending plants, thick gloves for protection from the prickles, and a large garbage bag in which she placed the plant for the roots to dry out and keep the seeds from spreading near and far.

Marquita was preceded in death by her husband James and daughter Mollie.  She is survived by one sister Ann McCoy; a daughter Emily Laird (Roger); a son Tim Gillenwater (Kim); five adored grandchildren Kirk Laird, Mollie Freeman, Dayton Parr, and James and Justin Gillenwater, and five great grandchildren:  Jay Freeman, Nick Wallace, and Evelyn, Madeline, and William Parr.

Pursuant to her request, there will be no public funeral service.  A small memorial service will be held at a future date for family members and a few close friends.  Our thanks go to the T. J. Samson Hospice nurses and staff and to her wonderful and compassionate caregivers:  Shirley, Diane, and Trudy.  Any desired expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Ornithological Society, BRAWA or Community Medical Care.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Mary Jane Roddy


   Mary Jane Crabtree Roddy, age 82, Indianapolis, IN died Friday, January 19, 2018 at Franciscan Health.

    Born November 7, 1935 in Harlan, KY, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Hazel Hatfield Crabtree.

   She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

   Survivors include one daughter Phyllis (Bill) Goss, Danville, IN; two sons Robert Taylor Roddy Jr, Indianapolis and Hurstel  Godsey (Vanessa), Greenwood, IN; one sister Ann Arnett, Greenwood, IN; three brothers Ronald Crabtree, Indianapolis, Dillard Crabtree, Indianapolis, In. and Junior Crabtree, Somerset, KY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents and her husband William Taylor Roddy.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Mt Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00-1:00 P.M.

Monday, January 15, 2018

MARY EDITH GOOCH BIRCH




   Mary Edith Gooch Birch, of Tompkinsville, passed January 14, 2018 at the age of 90 years surrounded by her family.

   Born August 8, 1927 in Kings Mountain Kentucky she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Elva Henry Gooch. She was the wife of Robert Birch, who survives.

   Mary worked hard to raise her children and farmed with her husband for 63 years. She was a homemaker and incredible cook.

   Mary leaves behind besides her husband, four daughter, Kathy (Jason) Page, Kaye (David) Pitcock, Connie (Keith) Dubree, and Tena Birch, all of Tompkinsville; 8 grandchildren, Todd (Jaime) Page, Amy (Allen) Jones, Brookie(Chris) Mullins, Christie (Kirk) Biggerstaff, Chris (Amber) Pitcock, Brian (Lolita) Dubree, Bradley (Jodi) Dubree, and Austin Birch; 15 great grandchildren, Mason, Millie and MacClane Page, Ellie and Asa Jones, Addison, Ava, and Adlee Mullins, Clayton, Campbell, and Conner Biggerstaff, John Luke Pitcock, Joseph, Chloe, and Jase Dubree.

   In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one granddaughter Lorie Dawn Page; three great-grandchildren, Jade Dubree, Cullen Biggerstaff, and Emma Pitcock; two brothers Pollard Henry and Marvin Gooch; and three sisters, May Rigsby, Elvera Graysneck and June Williams.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Tompkinsville Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be at Tompkinsville Church of Christ on Wednesday, January 17 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services.

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

MARCUS (MARK) DALE ABNER




   Marcus (Mark) Dale Abner, age 59, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at T J Samson Hospital.

   Born February 4, 1958 in Seymour, IN, he was a son of the late Stanley and Betty Glass Abner.

   He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include two daughters, Amy (Todd) Largent, Glasgow and Marquetta Lile, Glasgow; two brothers, Kevin Abner, Glasgow, and Keith Abner, Glasgow; four grandchildren, Trevor Largent, Tristan Hoots, Tanon Largent, and Chezney Lile; and two great grandchildren, Blayklee Largent and Max Largent.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents, by one great grandchild, Ellie May Hoots, one brother Ricky Abner, and the mother of his children Teresa Abner.

   Funeral services will Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Shirley Baldock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 after 7:00 a.m. until time of services.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mary Ellen Norris



Mary Ellen Norris funeral has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.. Visitation will begin January 24, 2018 at 12:30 with burial to follow in the White Cemetery.


   Mary Ellen Norris, age 53, Summer Shade, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at T J Samson Hospital, after a brief illness.

   Born January 21, 1964, in Glasgow, she was a daughter of Kathleen Norris, Summer Shade, who survives.

   She worked as a dental assistant and at International Paper. She was a member of the Willow Shade Church of Christ.

   Survivors other than her mother, include neighbors, numerous friends and special friends Gail Anderson and Dr. Mary Todd Stephenson.

   She was preceded in death by her grandparents Glalous and Fannie Bell Harlan.

   Funeral services will be Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:30-8:00 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.

MICHAEL EUGENE DEWEESE




   Michael Eugene Deweese, age 53, of Glasgow, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his residence.

   Born December 13, 1964 in Glasgow he was a son of Robert Deweese, Scottsville who survives and the late Janette Carter Deweese. He was the husband of Kathy Humphrey Deweese, who survives. They were married 30 years.

   He was a truck driver and managed Taco Bell.

   Survivors in addition to his wife and father , include one daughter Danielle (Masin Frazier) Deweese, Glasgow; one son Cody ( Whitney) Deweese, Cave City; four sisters Melinda (Tim)  Brewster, Edmonton, Paula (Robert) Humphrey, Glasgow, Pam McKenzie, Glasgow and Sheila Lawson, Scottsville; two brothers, Timmy Deweese, Edmonton and Chris (Mary) Deweese, Summer Shade;  two grandchildren Rozlynn Frazier and Trenton Detalente; and several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death besides his mother, by one sister Debbie Hagan; a nephew Logan Deweese Taylor; and his grandparents George and Hazel Carter and Joe and Rosie Deweese.
   Funeral services will be Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Roger Poynter officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and on Sunday, January 14, 2018 after 8:00 a.m. until time of services. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

TERRI LEE ELDRED VIBBERT




   Terri Lee Eldred Vibbert, age 58, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018, at her residence.

   Born Dec 12, 1959 in Tompkinsville, she was a daughter of the late Kenny and Roberta Miller Eldred. She was the wife of Keith Vibbert, who survives.

   She worked as a CNA at Signature Healthcare in Glasgow.

   Survivors other than her husband include one daughter, Crystal Fields, Summer Shade; one son Jeremy Vibbert, Summer Shade; one brother, Greg Eldred, Alabama; and one grandchild, Austin Fields.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 6, 2018, after 8:00 a.m. until time of services at noon.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Charles (Chuckie) Jennings Stines


Charles (Chuckie) Jennings Stines, age 40, of Greensburg, formerly of Edmonton, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

   Born August 4, 1977 in Levittsburg, Ohio, he was a son of John Stines, Edmonton and Cynthia Smith Hicks, Missouri, who survive, and the husband of Crystal Gail Dial Stines, who also survives. They were married for 22 years.

   He worked as a machine operator at J L French and was a member of the South Greensburg Baptist Church.

   Survivors in addition to his parents and wife, include two daughters, Aubree Rain Stines and Alivia Jolee Stines,  Greensburg; two sons Rhett Jennings Stines and George Chance Stines, Greensburg; two brothers Jerry (Maria) Stines, Tompkinsville and Johnie (Jimmie Dawn) Stines, Marrowbone; one grandchild Ashlyn Marie Stines; and several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by one brother George Robert Stines; paternal grandparents George and Lorene Stines; and maternal grandparents Calvin and Dorothy Smith.

   Funeral services will be Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Metcalfe Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:00 p.m. and on Friday, January 5, 2018 after 7:00 a.m. until time of services at noon.

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