McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Paul Huffman

Paul Huffman, age 88 of Summer Shade died April 23, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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 (fiancĂ© 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.