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McMurtrey Funeral Home

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 ( or the Lymphoma Research Foundation (

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, 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 (fiancĂ© 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, 80, Beaumont, died Sunday, January 20, 2019. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Friday, January 18, 2019


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, 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.