McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Ollie Firkin

Ollie Jane Firkin, age 98, of Glasgow, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow. She was of the Methodist Faith and was a farmer and a midwife. Born on May 29, 1921 to the late Richard Riley and Sevilla Watson Riley. She was the wife of the late John W. Baker. She is survived by one daughter Donna Kay Bartley. Three great grandchildren Kalvin Bartley, Dusty Ray Ford (Allison) and Destiny Kay Ford. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, one sister, Nannie Garrett and one brother, Walter Riley. Cremation was chosen, McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial may be held at a later date. Donations can be made to help with funeral expenses and be sent to the McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Elsie Ellen Key

Elsie Ellen Blythe Key, 77, Beaumont, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at her residence. Born November 22, 1942 in Burkesville, KY she was a daughter of the late Elson and Lucy Key Blythe, and the wife of 54 years of Ira Thomas Key, who survives. She was a housewife and machine operator and a member of the House of Prayer Church. Survivors other than her husband include, two daughters, Pam (Lonnie) Dile, Edmonton and Chandra (Terry Dile) Harper; special nephew, Steven (Stephanie) Blythe, Edmonton; two sisters Dean Dzieciatkowski, Chicago and Lolly (Danny) Taylor, Edmonton; 5 brothers, Dan Blythe, Columbia, Jerry Blythe, Edmonton, Randy Blythe, Louisville, James Blythe, Edmonton, and David Blythe, Edmonton; 5 grandchildren, Cayce Dile (Cody Allbright), Coleman Dile (Tara Tooley), Chelsie Dile, Chas (Raelynn) Harper and Travis “Rug” (Megan) Harper; 6 great grandchildren, Brynlee Test, Baylor Dile, Iris Dile, Carson Harper, Liam Harper and Ryker; and special nephews, Owen and Landon Blythe. Due to Covid-19, all services will be private. Monday, April 13, 2020 funeral services will be live at 1:00 P.M. on McMurtrey Funeral Home facebook page.

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Kyle Neal Dodson, 28, Glasgow, KY passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at T J Samson Hospital, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Born July 31, 1991 in Glasgow, KY, he was a son of Terry (Deana) Dodson and Melinda Belcher Dodson (fiance Glen), and husband of Ashley Webb Dodson, who survive. He worked at Sumitomo and was a member of the Cedar Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors other than his parents and wife include two sons, Elijah and Lucky Dodson; grandparents, Morris Dodson, Summer Shade, Faye Ervin, Edmonton, and James Belcher, West Virginia; special cousin, Coty Belcher; and several uncles, aunts and cousins. Due to the current Covid-19 all services will be private and a memorial services will be held at a later date. McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Peggy Jo Ballard

Peggy Jo Ballard, 76, Beaumont, KY passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at T J Samson Hospital. Born September 29, 1943 in Glasgow, KY she was a daughter of the late Rance and Delsie Ford Ballard. She worked in factories and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Scott (Gayle) Ballard, Beaumont; one sister, Polly (Ray) Shaw, Beaumont; one grandson, Cody (Meagan Jones) Ballard; and four grandchildren, Paxton, Kambrie, Harper and Hadley Ballard. Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were one brother, Rance Ford Ballard, Jr and one sister, Patty Ann Ballard. Memorial services will be held at a later date as cremation was chosen. McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.