McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Edna Rankin

Edna Dehart Rankin, age 94, of Summer Shade passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Born in Bridgeton, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late Frank and Edna Forrest Dehart. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two children Barbara Jean Rankin and Frank Rankin: two brothers, Marvin Dehart and Harvey Dehart: and by several Grandchildren and great Grandchildren. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Edward Rankin and three sons, Edward, Billy and Ronald Rankin. No services are scheduled at this time as cremation was chosen. McMurtrey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Joseph (Joey) Strode

Joseph [Joey] Strode, 54, of the Persimmon Community of Monroe County, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his residence. Born May 20, 1965 in Monticello, IN he was a son of the late Leon and Jo Anne Jameson Strode. Survivors include one brother, John Edward (Aye) Strode, Ann Arbor, MI; one niece Mary Ann Grider; and caregiver, Pat Wilson. Preceding him in death besides his parents, include one sister, Lee Ann Strode Grider, brother in law Ralph Grider Jr and one uncle, Paul McDonald. Visitation will be Thursday, March 19, 2020, 3:00-6:00 P.M. A private grave side service will be held later at Skaggs Creek Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Norman Coomer

Norman Lee Coomer, 69, Edmonton, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at his residence. Born June 8, 1950 in Columbia, KY, he was a son of the late Frank and Opal Sneed Coomer and the husband of 27 years, to Melissa Stange Coomer, who survives. He worked as a warehouse supervisor and was a member of Trinity Christian Outreach. Survivors other than his wife include two daughters, Michelle (Alan) Bradshaw, Russell Springs and Mary Alice Coomer, Edmonton; three sons, Jeremy [Mo] (Jennifer) Coomer, Columbia Ryan (Leticia) Kilgore, Center, and Matthew Coomer, Edmonton; grandchildren, Christina (Levi) Scott, Allen (Jennifer) Shirley, Ricky (Haley) Shirley, , Dillian Coomer, Haley Coomer, Payton Coomer, Rylee Godsey, Dillon Godsey, Robert Bradshaw, Alex Bradshaw Kayla Bradshaw, Alexia, Trinity, Harmony(Toodle-Doo) and Ella Mae Kilgore; 6 great grandchildren; sister in laws, Amy (Kelly) Hatmaker, Andrea Stange and Kerri (Bob) Stange; and two brother in laws, Jimmy (Taylor) Stange and Scott Stange; and three nieces. He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by two brothers Red and Ronnie Coomer. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Freddie Froedge officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 13, 2020, 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, March 14, 2020 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the education fund for Mary and Matthew Coomer and can be left at the funeral home.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Robert Brown

Robert Brown, 83, Dubre, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his home. Born August 14, 1936 in Dubre, he was a son of the late Roxie Harper Brown and Fowler Brown and the husband of the late Nell Brown. He was a farmer and a logger. He was a member of the Willow Shade Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Gearlds, Edmonton; one step daughter, Carla Fudge, Beaumont; two grandchildren, Chasidy (Matt) Matney, Greensburg and Katelyn Gearlds, Burkesville; two great grandchildren, Liberty Brockman and Raelynn Matney; one sister, Janet (Lonnie) Parke, Dubre; and two brothers, Ovell (Mary) Brown, Summer Shade and Glen Brown, Dubre. Preceding in death, beside his parents and his wife, were one son, Timothy Robert Brown; one brother, Wendell Brown; and three sisters, Marie Brown, Melba Murley and Mary Thurman. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dutch Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 9, 2020, 4:00-9:00 P.M. and on Tuesday, March 10 after 7:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Betty Ann Strode Blankenship

Betty Ann Strode Blankenship, 62, Lone Star Ridge Community, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020. Born May 6, 1957 in Tompkinsville, KY, she was a daughter of the late James Strode and Della Hurt Strode, who survives. She worked at Sumitomo Electric Wiring and was a member of the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Norris, Tompkinsville and Mary Blankenship, Beaumont; three step children, Van Blankenship, Beaumont, Ann (Jeff) Rowlett, Beaumont, and Anita (Ricky) Crowe, Tompkinsville; five grandchildren, Brittany (Kyle) McFarland, Nathan (Sabrina) Rowlett, Marissa Rowlett, Chase Blankenship and Michaela Whitehead; several step great grandchildren; one great grand child, Kason McFarland; two brothers, Jody Strode, Tompkinsville and Kenny (Sylvia) Strode, Scottsville; two sisters, Joyce (Terry) Blythe, Brandenburg and Barbara (Mickey) White, Marrowbone; and special friend, Calvin Ferguson. Preceding her in death, besides her father, were her husband, Stewart Blankenship, brother, Jackie Strode and step child, Melissa Cain. Funeral services will be Monday, March 9, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Chad Harston officiating. Burial will follow in the Lone Star Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and on Monday, March 9, 2020 after 7:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.