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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Barbara Jean Hess Ross


  Barbara Jean Hess Ross, age 72, of Glasgow died April 29, 2019 at NHC healthcare. She was born October 24, 1946 in Greencastle Indiana to the late Wilbur and Irma Gentry Hess. She worked in sales in the insurance industry.

  She is survived by her husband of 29 years James Ross, two daughters Tammy Lynn Cross and Kelly Sanders, one son Mike (Fabiola) Sanders, one brother Calvin Hess, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother.

  A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Glasgow Bible Church

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Paul Huffman


  Paul Kenneth Huffman, age 88 of Summer Shade died April 23, 2019 at the Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. Born February 2, 1931 to the late Sherman and Iva Smith Huffman. He was a welder in the automotive industry.

  He is survived by one daughter Donna Huffman, Bowling Green; one sister Susan Spencer, Indianapolis, Indiana; and caregiver and special friend, Mary Kingery.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Glynn Huffman and ten brothers and sisters.

  Funeral services will be Sunday April 28, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Hagan officiating. Burial will follow in the Monroe County Memorial Lawn.

  Visitation will be Saturday – April 27, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. and after 8:00 A.M. on Sunday till time of service at 2:00 P.M.

  Memorials can be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department and can be left at the funeral home.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Joyce Corrine Jones


  Joyce Corrine Wisdom Jones, age 77 of the Flippin area died Wednesday April 17, 2019 in Florida. Born March 15, 1942 in Tompkinsville, Ky she was a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Berdie Matthews Wisdom. She was a farm worker and is of the Christian faith.

  She is survived by her husband of 61 years Clifton Jones, four daughters Teresa (Jeff) Dixon, Freda (John) Summers, Connie Abbs and Carolyn Warren all of Florida, three sons Stevie Jones, Chris (Missy) Jones of Florida and Joe (fiancé Laura Bryant) Jones of Tompkinsville, Sixteen grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

  She is also survived by two sisters Jean Smith of Ft. Run and Charlesann (Sam) Beck of Tompkinsville, three brothers Clarence Wisdom of Woodburn, Ky., Harold Wisdom of Tompkinsville and Darrell (Joyce) Wisdom of Bowling Green.

  In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by one infant daughter, two daughters in laws Mitty Jones and Tammy Jones, two sisters Ina Rigney and Hazel Whitlow.

  Funeral services will be Saturday April 27, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with Jeff Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

  Visitation will be Friday April 26, 2019 2:00 – 8:00PM and on Saturday April 27 after 8:00 till time of services at 2:00.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MARY LOIS SHIVE GRIDER










   Mary Lois Shive Grider, 86, Randolph, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Metcalfe Health Care. Born October 19, 1932 in Summer Shade, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Eva Reed Shive and the widow of the late Howard Grider. She worked as housewife and was a member of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She attended New Beginnings Church of God where she enjoyed hearing her grandson preach.

   Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Roy) Blythe, Randolph and Dana (Bobby) Parnell, Randolph; one son Danny (Martha) Grider, Randolph; four grandchildren, Wendy (Jerry) Stephens, Tammy (Daryl) Harris, Scotty (Nikki) Grider, and Josh (Tonya) Grider; six great grandchildren, Chase Stephens, Gracie Harris, Sam Grider, Katlyn Turner, Jackson Grider and Landon Grider;  one special niece, Delphia Garrett; and several other nieces and nephews.

   Preceding her in death, besides her husband and parents, include four brothers James, Reid, Rondal, and Earl Shive and one sister Betty Bitner.

    Funeral services will be Friday, April 19, 2019, 2:00 PM at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Earlene Branstetter officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, at Randolph.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 18, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00 PM, and on Friday, April 19, after 7:00 AM until time of services at 2:00.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery or the Summer Shade Fire Department.

Friday, April 12, 2019

CLIFFORD THOMAS SPEARS


   Clifford Thomas Spears, 79, Summer Shade, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at VA Medical Center in Louisville. Born August 15, 1939 in Willow Grove, TN he was a son of the late Eular and Emily Watson Spears.  He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He served 12 years in the U S Army serving three tours of duty in Viet Nam.

   Survivors include one son, Thomas Wayne Spears, Summer Shade; one sister Marie Thrasher, Summer Shade; four grandchildren Thomas Spears, Shawn Spears, Jessica (David) Edwards and Emily Spears; four great grandchildren Lillee Spears, Addlyn Spears, Riley Edwards and Emma Spears; and several nieces and nephews.

   Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Cleston Spears.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 PM at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Long Cemetery in Cumberland County. Visitation will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, 3:00-7:00 PM and on Sunday, April 13, 2019, after 8:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to DAV Chapter 20.

Monday, April 8, 2019

JOE E CARDWELL




   Joe E Cardwell, 65, Glasgow, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, April 7, 2019. Born April 18, 1953 in Rockfield, KY, he was a son of the late Martha Pauline Pardue Cardwell and Joe D Cardwell. He was the husband of Jennifer Reneau Cardwell, who survives. He worked 39 years for Lewis Bakeries and attended Union #2 Missionary Baptist Church.

   Survivors other than his wife include one daughter Desire’ (Kevin) Davis, Bowling Green; two sons, Michael (Jennifer) Cardwell, Madison, IN and Joe (Bridgett) Cardwell Jr, Bowling Green; three sisters, Sharon Shoemake, Morgantown, Sheila (Randy) Morgan, Russellville and Polly Dixon, Bowling Green; five brothers, Wayne (Linda) Cardwell, Bowling Green, Ronnie (Tammy) Cardwell, Morgantown, Timmy (Janice) Cardwell, NM, Chuck (Tammy) Cardwell, Bowling Green; and Jeff (Laura) Cardwell, Bowling Green; twelve grandchildren, Devin, Joseph Tyler, Jarred, Haylee, Kaylee, Courtney, Chelsee, Blake, Erika, Abby and Dylan; three great grandchildren, Charlotte, Mya, and Addilynn; mother in law, Peggy Cain and friend James Chenault;  two brother in laws Robin Reneau and Bill Porter; one sister in law Mary Lee (Willie) England; and several special nieces and nephews.

   Preceding him in death, besides his parents, are two sisters, Dixie Porter and Lynn Orange and one brother in law, Terry Shoemake.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Union #2 Missionary Baptist Church, with Brother Ricky Holland officiating. Burial will follow in the Union # 2 Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday April 10, 2019, 3:00-8:00 at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9:00-2:00 at Union # 2 Missionary Baptist Church.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Union # 2 Cemetery or Church.

Friday, April 5, 2019

LARRY LUTHER THURMAN






   Larry Luther Thurman, 61, of Hestand, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at his home, with his wife by his side. Born March 5, 1958, he was the son of the late Maxey Thurman and Mary Magdaline Stephens Thurman, Tompkinsville, who survives. He was the husband of Sue Ellen Higgins Thurman. He worked as a sawyer at Graham-Hammer and James Ritter Lumber. He was top salesman at Birdwell Heating and Coolant for three years. Larry donated to various charities by walking in half marathons and was a 4H Leader for the Monroe County Mavericks for 20 years. He was a member of the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church.

   Survivors other than his wife, include three daughters, Emily (Vanessa) Thurman, Bugtussle, Alicia (Shannon)  Bowles, Glasgow and Kennedy Thurman, Tompkinsville; one step daughter Rachael (Josh) Deel, Georgetown, KY; one son Dalton Thurman, Tompkinsville; one step son Darren (Lauren) Varee, Atwater, OH; one sister Connie (Jamie) Jones, Gamaliel; one brother, Edward (Virginia) Thurman, Tompkinsville; 19 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.

   He was preceded in death besides his father, by one sister Pamela Jean Williams.

    Funeral services will be Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00 PM at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Chad Harston officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3:00-8:00 PM and on Sunday, April 7, 8:00-1:30 at McMurtrey Funeral Home at which time we will move to the church for the funeral service.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Monroe County 4H or Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church and may be left at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

WILLIE PAUL KILLMAN




   Willie Paul Killman, 73, Summer Shade, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his residence. Born March 6, 1946 in Tompkinsville, Ky he was a son of the late Charles Radford Killman and Willodean Hunter Killman Jones. He married Shirley Lynn Killman May 26, 1964, who survives. He was manger of LPH Mfg. and a member of the Oak Hill Church of Christ.

   Survivors other than his wife, include three daughters, Tammi (Kenyon) Wallace, Glasgow, Kristi (Don) Jones, Summer Shade, and Amanda (Marty) Bailey, Summer Shade; two sisters, Runell (Dale) Cotton, Glasgow and Kathy (Tony) Adams, Summer Shade; seven grandchildren, Katie (Jason) McMurtrey, Kelsie Hodges, Christopher Cassaday, Dillon Jones, Stacy (Tabitha) Jones, Dralyn Bailey, and Denver Bailey: mother in law Eva Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents by one brother Odell Killman and one sister Glaydell Coffey.

   Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2019, at White Cemetery Chapel, with Lewis Blythe officiating. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2019, 2:00-8:00 PM and on Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00-10:30 at McMurtrey Funeral Home and after 11:00 AM till time of services at Whites Chapel.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department.

   The family would like to thank the Summer Shade Fire Department for their quick response and  T J Samson emergency room staff for their support.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Sharon Sue Backner Smith


   Sharon Sue Backner Smith, 69, Burkesville, KY passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Born January 27, 1950 in Akron, OH she was the daughter of the late William Backner and Lois Shirley Backner, who survives, and the wife of Stanley Smith, who survives.

  She worked as a legal secretary and was of the Church of Christ faith.

   Survivors include one brother Tom Backner, FL; and three grandchildren Miles Smith, Lane Pitcock and Maddie Harold.

   Preceding her in death besides her father includes two daughters Shelly Harold and Sheila Willis; and one sister Sally Greathouse.

    A memorial service will be held at a later date as cremation was chosen. McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Monday, April 1, 2019

MARY JOYCE HARPER ALLEN




   Mary Joyce Harper Allen, 63, Cave City, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Born January 17, 1956 in Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James and Ollie Huff Harper and the wife of Larry Allen, who survives. She worked at Sharp Bedding and was a Christian.

   Survivors other than her husband include one daughter Jessica (Danny) Roark, London, KY; two sons Jerry Gass Jr, Cave City and Jessie (Ashley) Vibbert, Glasgow; three sisters, Loretta (David) Anderson, Glasgow, Carolyn  (Kenneth) Vibbert, Glasgow and Mary Lois (Roger) Watts, Summer Shade; one brother, Danny Harper, Cookeville, TN; four grandchildren, Kelsay Hedger, Corbin, Connor, and Cassidy Vibbert; one great grandchild, Ryland Turner; one step daughter, Stacy Allen, FL; two step sons Larry Allen Jr., FL and David Allen, South Dakota; four step grandchildren Alicia Gadsden, Zoie Huff, David Allen Jr and Emerson Allen.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents, are three sisters Juanita Sexton, Vonda Flowers, and Sue Ann Hurt; one brother Kenneth Harper; one great grandson Zavian Hedger and her previous husbands, Jessie [Ray] Vibbert, Sr. and Jerry Gass Sr.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Lick Branch Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Brother Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Lick Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00 PM and Thursday, April 4, 7:00 – 10:00 at McMurtrey Funeral Home and after 11:00 till time of services at 1:00 at Lick Branch Church.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

DOUG SHOOPMAN




   Charles Douglas [Doug] Shoopman, 73, Summer Shade, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his residence. Born April 1, 1945 in Willow Shade, he was a son of the late Alene Ballard Shoopman and James Shoopman. He was a farmer.

   Survivors include two daughters, Victoria Shoopman, Montezuma IN and Melany (Bill) Griffin, Dana, IN; three sons, Gary (Angie) Shoopman, Montezuma, IN, Terry (Debbie) Shoopman, Clinton, IN and Bruce Shoopman, Montezuma, IN; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren;  four nephews; one niece; and two great nieces.

  He was preceded in death besides his parents by five brothers, Rondal [Boomer], Michael, Robert and Gary Shoopman, and Clarence Gibbons; one sister Judy Shaw; and one grandson Garrett Griffin.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 1:00 PM at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3, 2019, 3:00-8:00 PM and on Wednesday after 7:00 AM until time of services at 1:00.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

DAISY SELMA JOBE WELSH




   Daisy Selma Jobe Welsh, 87, of Summer Shade, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at T J Samson Hospital. Born December 28, 1931, she was a daughter of the late

William and Jewell Jobe and the wife of Legene Welsh, who survives. They were married 50 years.

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

   Survivors other than her husband include one daughter, Judy (Carl) Cherry, Scottsville; one son Larry Dee (Verne), Addison, IL; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

   Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 30, 2019, 3:00-8:00 PM and on Sunday, March 31, 2019 after 8:00 AM until time of services at 1:00.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

FREDDIE LANE CUMBEE




   Freddie Lane Cumbee, 63, Summer Shade, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at T J Samson Hospital. Born December 17, 1955 in Glasgow he was a son of the late Reynold Marvin and Virginia Wheeler Cumbee and the husband of Sue Hurt Cumbee, who survives. They were married 44 years.

   He had worked as a diesel mechanic and purchasing agent for Kingsford Manufacturing and a member of the Cornerstone Church.

   Survivors other than his wife, include one daughter Kim (Kevin) Milam, Summer Shade; two grandchildren Madison and Kylie Milam, several brother in laws, sister in laws and nieces and one nephew.

   Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Dennis Cumbee and one sister Norma Jean Burris.

   Funeral services will be Monday, March 25, 2019, 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Mark Park officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1:00-8:00 P.M. and Monday, after 7:00 A.M. until time of services.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

JEFFERY EARL DUBREE






   Jeffrery Earl Dubree, 56, Summer Shade, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Born May 20, 1962 in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Bennie Dubree and Loretta Murley Dubree, who survives.  He was a carpenter and a member of the Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors other than his mother include one brother, Greg (Myra) Dubree, Summer Shade; one niece, Jordan [Peanut] (Lee) Harper, Edmonton; one nephew, Tyler (Maranda) Dubree, Edmonton; great niece and nephews, Jensen and Emmi Harper and Hudson Dubree; and special friend Robin Jones.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Michael Fancher officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, March 23 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services.

  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Mary Emogene Branham Faith




   Mary Emogene Branham Faith, 80, Louisville, KY formerly of Summer Shade passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Westport Care Center in Louisville, KY. Born June 20, 1938 in Summer Shade she was a daughter of the late Joe Bill and Delma Emberton Branham. She was the former manager of Hickory House Restaurant and a Christian.

   Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Michelle Faith (Ron) Bowman, Louisville; one son, Steven Anthony (Emily) Faith, Taylorsville, KY; three grandchildren, Timothy Price (Brittney Ann) Faith, Breonna Alane Bowman, and Tristan Blake Bowman; one great grandchild, Charley Ann Faith; one daughter in law, Bobbie Faith Head, Pendleton, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Patrick Faith, one granddaughter, Alexa Jean Bowman; two brothers, Freeman and Charlie [Buck] Branham; and five sisters Pauline Hurt, Lola Belle Bacon, Wilma Pickerell, Bessie Holmes and Mildred Perkins.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Willingham officiating. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:00-8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 after 7:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Danny Harbison


Danny Depp Harbison, age 60 of Summer Shade passed away Monday March 4, 2019 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. Born February 14, 1959 in Glasgow, KY, he was a son of the late Rollin Depp and Willie Lee Middleton Harbison.

  He ran a debarker in the lumber industry.

  Survivors include one daughter Savannah (Orry Wood) Howell of Glasgow, one brother Eddie (Patti) Harbison of Summer Shade, two grandchildren Cheyenne Howell and Kaige Wood of Glasgow; his companion Pat Morris of Tompkinsville; nephew Chris (Kelly Jo) Harbison; niece Shelly McIntyre; great niece and nephew Carter and Maddie Harbison.

  Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday March 7, 2019 at the Summer Shade Christian Church with burial to follow in the Summer Shade cemetery.

  Visitation will be Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 3:00 till 8:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Thursday from 7:00 am till 10:30am at the funeral home and after 11:00am at the church.

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

MARY NELL SMITH PAYNE






   Mary Nell Smith Payne, 96, Summer Shade, KY passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Barren County Nursing and Rehab. Born November 25, 1922 in Kino, KY she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie Ford Smith. She was the widow of  the late Bernie Payne. She was a homemaker and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

   Survivors include, 2 daughters, Marilyn (Charles) Bartlett, Louisville, Ky and Debbie (Joe) Wyatt, Glasgow; one son Gary (Nancy) Payne, Bowling Green; two sisters Betty Johnson, Louisville and Ruth Goodman, St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren David Bartlett, Louisville, Greg Bartlett, Louisville, Emily (Will) Perkins, Bowling Green, Melissa (David) Ennis, Bowling Green, and Sierra (Clay) Robertson, Glasgow; ten great grandchildren; and ten great great grandchildren.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband include five brothers, Joe Lee, Raymond, Cecil,  Henry, and James Smith and three sisters Pauline Harlow, Mildred Dilley, and Dorothy Lowe.

   Funeral services will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Phil Lowry officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019, 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

RICKY LEE TRAYLOR




   Ricky Lee Traylor, 61, Summer Shade, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at his residence. He was a son of the late Raymond and Thelma Johnson Traylor. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Debbie Abney Traylor. He retired from Donnelly’s and was a member of the Marrowbone Baptist Church.

   Survivors other than his wife include one son, David (Bridget) Traylor, Summer Shade; one brother Waymon [Chigger]  (Linda) Traylor, Edmonton; one half sister Geneva Cummins, Indianapolis, IN; one half brother Butch (Helen) Traylor, Fowler, IN; and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Addison, and Ayden Traylor.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents by one sister, Wanda Bartley.

   Funeral services will be Monday, February 25, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Ronnie Hamilton and Joe Milby officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 24, 2019 after 1:00 P.M. and on Monday, February 25, 2019 after 7:00 A.M. until time of services.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Kitty Carol Sikes England


  Kitty Carol Sikes England, age 80 of Glasgow passed away Thursday February 21, 2019 at NHC Healthcare. Born April 20, 1938 in Summer Shade, KY, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Martha Parrish Sikes. She was a CNA.

  Survivors include two daughters, Staci (Chris Kerney) Adwell of Glasgow and Judy (Billy) Jeffries of Edmonton, one sister Sue ( Billy) Hurt of Summer Shade, three grandchildren Bo Grubbs, Sandra (Craig) Jennings and Joseph (Olga) Jeffries, Two great grandchildren Michael (Singrid) Jennings and Mason Jennings as well as several nieces and nephews.

  A memorial will be held Saturday - March 2, 2019 from 10:00 till 12:00 at the McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Russell Bryant Estes


   Russell Bryant Estes was born in Metcalfe County to the late Ralph Estes and Ova Lee Keltner Estes on April 21, 1938, and died February 19, 2019, at his home.

   Russell graduated in the last class to attend Edmonton High School in 1956. He continued his education, attending Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a degree in History. As someone who appreciated education, he also attended University of Louisville Law School and University of Southern Georgia. He returned to Western Kentucky University to study statistics and real estate.

   Russell worked in marketing at Six Flags Over Georgia before returning to Metcalfe County, where he founded Estes Realty and Appraisal Company. He grew his company by promoting the beautiful Metcalfe County farmland to people outside Kentucky. He advertised land through Mother Earth News and responded to each inquiry personally. The migrating people searching for the serenity of rural life and aided by the hospitality of Metcalfe Countians, has forever changed and enhanced the culture of the county.

   Russell loved to play tennis, a love which he shared with people of all ages by coaching, teaching and encouraging their participation, He never missed an opportunity to be involved with tennis, often buying rackets and paying fees, including tuition at private camps, for any child that showed an interest in tennis. During the spring, he could be found on the tennis court or following his “protégés” to various tennis tournaments.

   In addition to tennis, Russell was passionate about history. He enjoyed tracing his family heritage through generations which frequently led him to remote cemeteries searching for the final resting places of his ancestors. He also had a passion for preserving his family farm, passed down to him by his father and mother. He spent countless hours cleaning and restoring the historic house located on the farm.

   Russell is survived by many cousins and friends, who will greatly miss his wit and friendship. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bowling Park by family and friends on March 23, 2019, at 2:00 to 4:00, with remarks to begin at 2:30 followed by a dedication of the Russell Estes Tennis Courts.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Metcalfe County Athletic Department for maintenance of the Russell B. Esters Tennis Courts.

ANNIE MAE TRAVIS SHIRLEY


Annie Mae Travis Shirley, 80, Glasgow, formerly of Summer Shade, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Signature Health Care Glasgow. Born September 3, 1938 in Summer Shade, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Christine Buckner Travis. She was the wife of Leanis Shirley, who survives, for 59 years. She was a homemaker, worked in the Summer Shade Elementary cafeteria and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Shilvenna (Jim) Leskanich, Fairfax, VA and Regina Carol Shirley, Bowling Green; two sons, Vanzila (Sharon) Shirley, Bowling Green and Lanza (Jennifer) Shirley, Bardstown, KY; 8 grandchildren, Ana Marie Leskanich, Somya (Joseph) Moore, Dylan Shirley, Zander Yates, Arianna Shirley, Janiyah and Taniyah Sanders and Austin Workman; and one great grandchild Joseph Elijah Moore.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents by two sisters, Velma Huffman and Mable Greene.

   Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and burial will be at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church or Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church.

   

Monday, February 18, 2019

GOBEL EARL RUSSELL




   Gobel Earl Russell, 74, Summer Shade, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at T J Samson Hospital. Born June 11, 1944 in Hiseville, he was a son of the late Joe Abb and Maude Ivy Pierce Russell. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Louise Gray Russell. He was a machine operator, of the Baptist faith, and a Army veteran.

   Survivors include one son, Johnny (Susan) Russell, Summer Shade; two sisters Lavada (Troy) Gosser, Glasgow and Elizabeth (Larry) Lemay, Glasgow; two brothers, Avalon (Lillian) Russell, Temple Hill and Larry (Diane) Russell, Park City; and one grand child John Thomas Russell.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents and wife by one sister Nell Shockley and two brothers Joe and Lemuel Russell.

   A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Union #2 Cemetery.

   McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

  

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wanda Sue Bartley


Wanda Sue Traylor Bartley, 73, Summer Shade, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at T J Samson Hospital. Born September 9, 1945, in Glasgow, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Johnson Traylor. She was the widow of the late Marshall Bartley.

   She worked at Sorenson and was of the Christian faith.

   Survivors include one daughter, Kim (Mitchell) Anderson; two brothers, Ricky Traylor (Debbie), Summer Shade and Waymond “Chigger” (Linda) Traylor; one grandchild, Caitlyn Melton.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday – February 13, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday - February 13, 2019, from 9:00 till 1:00 at the funeral home.

 Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice and can be left at the funeral home.

                                   


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Emma Jean Sharp


    Emma Jean [Jeanne] Rouse Sharp, 78, Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at University of Vanderbilt Medical Center.

   Born August, 24, 1940 in Sulphur Lick, KY she was a daughter of the late Fred and Susie Hodges Rouse. She worked at Hanmacher, was a homemaker, and a foster grandparent. She was a member of the Coral Hill Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Sharp Busing (Wayne), Glasgow; two sons, Tracy Sharp (Jennifer), Bowling Green and Chad Sharp (Melissa), Glasgow; one sister Joyce Rouse Hood (Dascal), Bowling Green; six grandchildren, Cody Busing (Christina), Kadi Busing (fiancé Chris Yoder), Kadyn Sharp, Camden Sharp, Conlee Sharp, and Riley Simmons; three great grandchildren Baylee, McKenzie and Logan Busing; and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death besides her parents by two sisters, Maxine Vance and Mildred Thomas and two brothers Mitchell Rouse and Marshall Rouse.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at White Cemetery Chapel, with Brother Ray Woody officiating. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2019, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8:00-11:30 at McMurtrey Funeral Home and after 12:00 noon at White Cemetery Chapel.

   Memorials may be made to White Cemetery./

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sue Ann Hurt


Sue Ann Harper Hurt, 72, Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her residence.

   Born November 11, 1946 in Glasgow she was the daughter of the late James and Ollie Harper. She was the wife of Jimmy D Hurt who survives. She worked in factories.

   Survivors besides her husband, Jimmy, include three sons, Jimmy Darrell (Martha) Hurt [JR], Farrell Hurt, and Timmy (Crystal) Hurt, all of Glasgow; four sisters, Loretta (David) Anderson, Glasgow, Carolyn (Kenneth) Vibbert, Glasgow, Mary Louis (Roger) Watt, Summer Shade and Mary (Larry) Allen, Cave City; one brother Danny Harper, Cookeville, TN; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by two sisters Juanita Sexton, and Vonda Flowers and one brother Kenneth Harper.

   Funeral services will be Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Bro Mark Parks, officiating. Burial will follow in the Lick Branch Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:00- 8:00 P.M. and on Friday, February 8, 2019 after 7:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

James David Honaker


James David Honaker, 68, a longtime resident and fixture of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Medical Center at Bowling Green, after a heroic battle with lymphoma.



Born August 25, 1950, in Garrett, Indiana, to the late James and Betty Jo Beck Honaker, James was the adoring and beloved husband for 16 years of Angie Gibson Honaker.  He honorably and bravely served his nation in Vietnam as a marksman in the United States Marine Corps.  Following the war, James held a number of positions, to include as businessman, engineer, hunting guide, and gentleman farmer.  Although having traveled extensively, being a self-admitted “foodie,” and dined at The White House while meeting the President and First Lady, James was never more at home and happy than sharing one of his many stories, pranks, jokes or deep laughs with family and friends.  He was a man of tremendous kindness and generosity who exuded a firm but fair sincerity.  James treasured the most basic, but precious, gifts in life, to include his family, his friends, his John Deere, a good day of fishing, and all “best value” bargains.  Until his final moments, James battled a rare form of lymphoma with unmatched strength and determination, and asked for neither sympathy nor pity; nonetheless, he knew always that no one fights alone, and he was enormously grateful for the support of so many.  To all who knew him, James was far more than a great man…he was a good man.



In addition to his wife, James is the proud and devoted father of three daughters, Colonel Tara Rochelle (Mark) Lunardi, USAF, of Springfield, Virginia, Tara R. Pickens of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and Amanda N. Roy, Campbellsville, Kentucky; and one son, Todd Ryan (Jayme) Honaker of Hendersonville, Tennessee.  He is also the beaming grandfather of Lance Corporal Andrew Lunardi, USMC, Nicole Lunardi, Gabriella Pickens, Ava Roy, Dreagon Ramsey, Honor Ramsey, Talon Ramsey, Salem Ramsey, and Drystan Rico.  James is also the dear brother of Janelle (Steve) Graber of Auburn, Indiana, and Timothy (Sharon) Honaker of Chicago, Illinois.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Christy Kelly, and two brothers-in-law, Barry Gibson and Tony Gibson, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Honaker, and his sister Julie Honaker.



A celebration of life will be held at a later time.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations on James’ behalf to either the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or the Lymphoma Research Foundation (https://www.lymphoma.org).


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lois Capshaw Wright


 



   Thelma Lois Shaw Capshaw Wright, 87, Marrowbone, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Cumberland County Hospital.

   Born March 16, 1931 in Dubre, KY, she was a daughter of the late Finis And Tessie Abney Shaw. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

   Survivors include one daughter Pam (John) Simpson, Marrowbone; four sons Willie [Billy]  (Beverly) Capshaw, Dubre, Larry (Sheila) Capshaw, Tompkinsville, Terry (Tina) Capshaw, Tompkinsville, and Kenneth (Lisa) Capshaw, Tompkinsville; two sisters Nellie Shaw, Marrowbone and Della Hare, Columbia; eight grandchildren Aaron (Kimberly) Capshaw, Finis (Tina) Capshaw, Greta (Jeff) Ford, Jerika (Andy Gentry) Capshaw, Kaitlyn (Steven) Watson, Kirstyn Capshaw, Brandon (Shelley) Capshaw, Michael Capshaw, and Tyler (Mahalia) Simpson; one step grand child Brianna Morris; nine great grandchildren Gracie, Tayde and Triston Capshaw, Ethan Ford, Oliver Grant and Olivia Blake Watson,  and Emmalyn, Trevor and Travis Capshaw; and four step great grandchildren Chaise and Blake Dial, Kolton Morris and Kylie Scott.

   She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Frank Capshaw and Roy Wright; one sister Delphia Meredith  and  two half brothers Ed Shaw and Calvin Shaw; and one step brother Charles Whitlow.

   Funeral services will be Friday, February 1, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ, Monroe County, with Brother Finis Capshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 31, 2019-2:00-8:30 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Friday at the funeral home 7:00-10:00 A.M. and at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ after11:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00 P.M.
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

EMMA JEAN HAYS WADE

                                                                       
                                              Emma Jean Hays Wade, 88, Summer Shade, passed away, Monday, January 21, 2019 at NHC in Glasgow. Born November 11, 1930 in Sulphur Lick, KY, she was a daughter of the late Shem and Ada Johns Hays. She married James Wesley Wade on February 5, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2013.They spent all 64 years of their married life on their dairy farm in Summer Shade. She was a long time member of the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her two sons, Mike (Elaine) Wade and Mark (Vickie) Wade both of Glasgow; one daughter, Jill (Joe) Wade Smith, Columbia, Ky.; six grandchildren, J.R. (Megan) Wade, Allen (Rachael) Wade, Wesley (Paula) Wade, Whitney (Chase) Wade Young, Andrew (fiancé Lydia Whitman) Wade, Taylor (Dustin)  Smith Morrison; five great grandchildren Eli Wade, John Miller Wade, Hays Wade, Jackson Young, and Catherine Wade;  a brother in law Harold Wade;  and two nieces.

   Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one sister Hazel Hays Word.

   Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2:00-7:30 p.m., and on Friday after 8:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00.

   The family wishes to thank the staff at Highland Ridge Assisted Living for their kindness and care during the five and a half years where Emma Jean made Highland Ridge her home. We also want to thank Nurses’s Station 4 at NHC for their compassionate and professional care. An especially huge thank you to her care givers Caroline Campos, Ollie Huff, Diana Jones, Kristi McNeill, Darlene Monday, Clara Stilts, Linda Thomas Susie Wells, and Norma Wisdom.

   Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church

  

  

Monday, January 21, 2019

JAMES LEWIS WAGNER

   James Lewis Wagner, 80, Beaumont, died Sunday, January 20, 2019. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Friday, January 18, 2019

DARRELL GENE HURT


Darrell Gene Hurt, 71, Summer Shade, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at T J Samson Hospital. Born November 8, 1947 in Glasgow, he was the son of the late Clora Odell Wheat and Johnie Hurt, and the husband of the late Barbara Lou Hicks Hurt. He worked as a concrete finisher.

   Survivors include one son, Ricky Hurt, Summer Shade; two sisters Della Pitcock, Summer Shade, and Doreen Clark, Bronston, KY; one grandchild, Aylia Hurt, Summer Shade; and one great grandchild, Akayla Hurt.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents, and wife by two brothers Landis Dee Hurt and Johnie Issac Hurt.

   Funeral services will be Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:00-8:00, and on Monday, January 21, 2019 after 7:00 AM until time of services at noon.

Monday, January 7, 2019

ROYCE EDGAR MILAM




   Royce Edgar Milam, 72, of Summer Shade, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Signature Healthcare of Monroe County.

   Born July 10, 1946, in Burkesville, KY, he was a son of the late Richard and Clara White Milam. He worked in oil fields and farmed. He was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include, one daughter Melinda Milam, IN; two sons, Todd Milam and Chris Milam, both of Louisville; five sisters, Gretta (Randall) Rhoton, Eighty Eight, Linda (Joe) Wilson, Park City, Charlotte (David) Shaw, Summer Shade, Sharon (Neil) Samson, Glasgow, and Patty (Darrell) Gentry, Tompkinsville; three brothers, Harmon (Brenda) Milam, Summer Shade, Elvin (Ronnie) Milam, Eighty Eight, and Bobby (Carol) Milam, Glasgow; sister in law, Kathy Milam, Summer Shade; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death besides his parents, by two sons, Terry and Gregory Milam, one sister Gwen Rogers and one brother Daryl Milam.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Bobby Wood, officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 2:00-8:00 PM. and on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 after 7:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM.