McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Monday, June 22, 2020


Ollie Pearl England Branstetter, 92, of Glasgow, KY passed away peacefully Sunday, June 21st, 2020, at her residence following an illness. She was born on December 21st, 1927 on the family farm in Metcalfe County to the late Hastel Millard England and Brentz Helen Jeffries England. Mrs. Branstetter was a long time employee of Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative where she served as Manager of Consumer Accounts prior to her retirement. She was married for 43 years to the late Wendell J. Branstetter and lived the majority of her life on the Branstetter family farm in Summer Shade, Kentucky where she was famous for her homemade yeast rolls, sweet tea, and special mac and cheese. She was affectionately referred to as MeMa by her grandchildren and was a member of the South Edmonton Church of Christ. She is survived by one son, Wendell Steven Branstetter (Linda) of Summer Shade; one daughter, Tamara Branstetter Martin (Ricky) of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Amber Branstetter Huffman (Chris) of Center, KY; Cassie Martin Reynolds (Patrick) of Bowling Green; Bart Branstetter (Jourdan) of Summer Shade; J. T. Martin (Ashley) of Glasgow. Eight great-grandchildren, Colton and Cade Huffman, Parks and Eva Cate Reynolds; Lynleigh, Lila and John Thomas Martin, and a two-month old namesake, Ollie Laine Branstetter; Two Sisters-in-law, Sue Branstetter England of Murfreesboro, TN; Barbara Branstetter of Edmonton and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight England and Hollis England; three sisters-in-law, Virginia (Jenny) England, Geneva Branstetter, and Marilyn Hope Grider; four brothers-in-law Kenneth Branstetter, Bobby Branstetter, Tommy Hope and J. C. Grider. A Private Family Service will be conducted. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: South Edmonton Church of Christ, PO Box 267, Edmonton, KY 42129 Summer Shade Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 2232 Summer Shade Rd, Summer Shade, KY 42166

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Alice Jeanine Taylor Newton

Alice Jeanine Taylor Newton, 80, Summer Shade, passed away, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Born September 22, 1939 in Glasgow, KY she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Velma Beasley Taylor and the widow of Charles Newton. She was a housewife and a member of the Bethel Independent Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Penny (Mark) Rouse, and Tammy (Kenneth) Vibbert, both of Summer Shade; two sons Terry (Lisa) Pedigo, Glasgow and Jerry (Becky) Newton, Summer Shade; 8 grandchildren, Mindy Dockery, Whitney Phillips, Charles Newton, Tonya Shaw, Derrick Newton, Kristy Vibbert, Kelly Vibbert and Tyler Vibbert; 11 great grandchildren, Taylor Coffey, Jace, Drake, Serenity, Mason, Bailey, Paisley, Weston, Gracelyn, Kylee, and Shaylee. One brother Mike Taylor preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Independent Baptist Church, Kentucky Street, Glasgow. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. A walk through visitation will be Sunday, June 21, 2020, 3:00-8:00 P.M. at Bethel Independent Baptist Church and on Monday, June 22, 2020, after 7:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00. McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jerry Wayne Hurt

Jerry Wayne Hurt, 63, Summer Shade, KY, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at his residence. Born February 25, 1957 in Burkesville, KY, he was a son of the late Benton and Pauline Branham Hurt and the husband of Teresa Claywell Hurt, who survives. He had worked at R R Donnelly’s for 34 years. Survivors, others than his wife, include 3 daughters, Michelle (Adam) Gearlds, Etoile, Cassie Bragg, Glasgow and Amber (Robbie) Simpson, Tompkinsville; one son Josh Mitchell, Glasgow; one sister, Sue Cumbee, Summer Shade; three brothers, Jimmy Hurt, Glasgow, Billy (Ruth Ann) Hurt, Edmonton and Cecil Joe Davis, Edmonton; 11 grandchildren, Logan, Ashton, Mykalia, Chloe, Ryker, Shelby, Phoenix, Brayden, Xavier, Xander, and Xoey; and one great grandchild, Emmaline. Preceding him in death besides his parents was one brother, Bobby Hurt. Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Summer Shade Cemetery with Bro Mark Parks officiating, burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. A walk through visitation will be Monday, June 22, 2020, 2:00-8:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 after 7:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Owens Douglas (Doug) Key

Owens Douglas (Doug) Key, 58, of Summer Shade, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Kensington center, in Elizabethtown. Born January 5, 1962 in Glasgow, KY he was the son of the late Burnice and Clara Jennings Key. He was a farmer and of the Christian faith. Survivors include three brothers, Donald Key of Summer Shade, Darrell Key and Darin Key of Glasgow. One sister Darlene Key and Fiancé (Ricky Profitt) of Summer Shade. Special nieces Amanda Key and Stepanie Potts (Fiancé Warel (Thumper) Groce) of Summer Shade. Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Bethlehem cemetery, social distancing is encouraged. In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to help with funeral expenses and can be made to McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

William Gerald Nunnally

William Gerald Nunnally, 85 of Bowling Green, formally of Summer Shade, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at his residence. Born February 22, 1935 in Summer Shade, he was the son of the late Clayton and Pauline Hodge Nunnally. He was the husband of 66 years to Janet Martin Nunnally, who survives. He was a director at Exceptional Industry and a member of the Summer Shade Christian Church. He served in the United States Navy. Survivors, other than his wife include one daughter Marla Ingram, of Bowling Green; one grand daughter C.J. (Levent) Kellar of Ohio; two great grand children William and Zoe Kellar of Ohio; one sister, June Wallace of Bowling Green; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death, besides his parents, was one sister Dana Sympson. Private graveside services will be held. McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friday, June 5, 2020


Otis (Odie) Ray Turner, 77, Dubre, passed away Friday, June 4, 2020 at The Medical Center, Bowling Green. Born March 25, 1943 in Dubre, KY he was a son of the late James Edgar and Ova Helen Muse Turner. He was the husband of 55 years of Violet Holland Turner, who survives. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors other than his wife, include one daughter, Loretta (Jeffrey) Lee, Dubre; two sons, Toby Turner, Murray, KY and Darin (Melissa) Turner, Marrowbone; six grandchildren, Eric, Michaela, Kristy, Kasey, Breanna, and Peyton; five great grandchildren, Patrick, Shelby, Lily, Dylan and Oakley; 6 sisters, Faye Smith, IN, Carolyn Simpson, Edmonton, Kathy Turner, IN, Judy Ford, Edmonton, Beverly Turner, IN, and Tracy (Jack) Simpson, Beaumont; three brothers, Darrell (Ruby) Turner, Beaumont, Jerry (Barbara) Turner, Mud Camp and Timothy (Sharon) Turner, Beaumont. Preceding him in death besides his parents, were four brothers, Harold, Jimmy, Terry and Tim Dale Turner. Visitation will be Saturday, June 6, 2020, 2:00-8:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Due to the Covid Pandemic, masks are required, temperature will be taken at the door, social distancing is encouraged and limited capacity at all times in the chapel. A private funeral will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to the funeral fund at McMurtrey Funeral Home.