McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Saturday, May 19, 2018


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, 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.