McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Meriel Bunch

 

   Meriel Acree Bunch, age 92, of Edmonton passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Metcalfe County Health Care.

   Born July 12, 1929 to the late Ledford Morris and Lora Harper Acree she was a hairdresser and a member of Christ the Healer Church.

    She is survived by one niece, Jill Harper of Edmonton: one nephew, Peter (Ann) Acree of Randolph: sister in law Sue Acree of Randolph and a host of cousins.

    She was preceeded in death by her brother, Jack Acree and a daughter, Sonya Barnes.

     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 10:00 A.M.  until funeral time at 1:00.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Betty Sue Anderson


 

   Betty Sue Anderson, age 77, of Tompkinsville passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at her residence . Born on November 19, 1944 , she was a daughter of the late Ruth Robinson Anderson and  John Anderson.

      Survivors include one daughter, Tona Anderson Terry, Madisonville, KY ; one son William Howard Hamilton, Madisonville, KY; five grandchildren, Norman Lee Terry Jr., Brandon Terry, Amanda Terry, Farrah Lynn Marsh, and Braxton Hamilton.  

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 12:00 Noon. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 9:00 A.M  until service time at 12:00 Noon.

   Memorial contributions can be made to McMurtrey Funeral Home to assist with the funeral expenses.

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Kevin Dwayne Perkins

 Kelvin Dwayne Perkins, 55, of Auburn passed away December 20, 2021 at Skyline Medical in Nashville.   He was born in Monroe County, KY to his parents Louie Perkins deceased and Lanna (Page) Perkins surviving.  He and his wife owned and operated Kelvins Body Shop in Russellville.  Kelvin was known as the man when it came to Drag Boat racing.   He won many races all over, made many many friends, and a long member of the KY Drag Boat Association.   He is survived by his wife Angela (Delk) Perkins, daughter Winter Nicole Delk of Colorado, brother Randy Perkins of Glasgow, KY, and many friends.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 PM Wednesday at Kirby Funeral Services Russellville.  Graveside services will be held at 1pm Thursday at Summer Shade Cemetery in Summer Shade, KY.  Online condolences and more can be made at kirbyfuneralservices.com

Larry Stevie Hurt


 

 

   Larry Stevie Hurt, age 69, of Glasgow passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Louisville, KY. Born November 30, 1952 in Burkesville, KY he was a son of the late Annie Shaw Hurt and Oscar Bennett Hurt.

   He was an owner-operator truck driver, of the Baptist faith and an Army veteran, serving in Korea.

   Survivors include two daughters, Angela Hurt Wells, Louisville and Heather Nicole Hurt, Bardstown; one son Kevin Michael Hurt, Glasgow; one sister, Sandra Garmon, Glasgow; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Wesley, Kinleigh, Colton, Khloe, Trinity, Jackson and Samuel Hurt; two nephews, Jason Garmon and Curtis Garner; and the mother of his children, Tammy Boston Hurt.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents was a son, Stephen Bennett Hurt and a brother, Wesley Keith Hurt.

   Funeral services will be Friday, December 24, 2021, 11:00 A.M. Central time at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Burial will follow in the Buckley Cemetery in Barren County. Visitation will be Thursday, December 23, 2021, 3:00-7:00 P.M central time and on Friday, December 24 after 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Geneva O. Propes


 

Geneva O. Propes, 97, of Logansport, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021, at her residence.

 

Born on July 30, 1924, in Monroe County, Kentucky, she is the daughter to the late James Ezra and Evie Lee (Hagan) Harlan. On October 13, 1944, in Tompkinsville, KY, she married Daniel C. Propes who preceeded her in death on July 19, 1955.

 

Geneva had retired from Chrysler in Kokomo. She had also cooked for the Washington Township School and Southeastern/Lewis Cass School. She attended Anoka United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Marvella (William) Easterling of Bennettsville, SC; three sons, Wendell (Joyce) Propes of Walton; Delton Propes of Tulsa, OK; Ronnie (Brenda) Propes of Delphi; 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Laymon Propes, three brothers, 1 sister and daughter in law Theressa Propes.

 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Monday, December 20, 2021 at Gundrum Funeral Home and also from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade, KY.

 

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in the Oak Hill Church of Christ in Tompkinsville, KY with Jason Page officiating. Burial will follow in the Shaggs Creek Cemetery, Rock Bridge, KY.

 

Memorials may be made to the Skaggs Creek Cemetery and can be left with McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Kenneth Wade Bray


 

 

 

   Kenneth Wade Bray, age 86, of Edmonton passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at Metcalfe County Health Care. Born December 13, 1935 in Lecta, KY he was a son of the late Mahala Lena Gilley Bray and Taft Bray.

   He worked as a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include one daughter, Nicole Bray Lane, Summer Shade; two sisters, Wandalene Page, Edmonton and Brenda Sue DeVore, Edmonton; and three grandchildren, Joshua Bray, Gregory Edmiston and Lilly-Kate Lane.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents were his siblings Gerald Bray, Alma Jean Goode and Loretta Gale Jessie.

   Graveside funeral services will be Sunday, December 19, 2021, 3:00 P.M. at Big Meadow Cemetery, with Brother Rodney Deckard officiating. Burial will follow in the Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, December 19, 2021, 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Big Meadow Cemetery.

   McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

   Face mask and social distancing is required.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Karl Schmidt

   Karl Sidney Schmidt, 85, formerly of Louisville, passed away peacefully at his home in Edmonton, Ky. on December 15, 2021.

   After graduation from Texas Christian University in accounting, he was employed by Housing and Urban Development in loan management, where he worked until retirement in 1995. Karl was an ardent sports fan and avid golfer. He was a long time member of Seneca Golf Course.

   Survivors include his wife of 36 years Sue, children Gary Schmidt, Mike Garrett (Robin) and Jamie Howard (David), grandchildren Derek Schmidt, Brock Garrett, Savanah Garrett, Drew Howard and Carlie Howard, sister Sandra Schmidt, several great grandchildren.

   Karl was preceded in death by his parents Carl and May Schmidt and his brother, Dr. Rod Schmidt.

   Cremation was chosen. Memorials may be made to The HIVE Inc., 1818 US 31 Bypass, Bowling Green, KY, 42101 or alternatively to the Metcalfe County Family Resource Youth Services Center, 2018 Randolph Street, Edmonton, KY. 42129.

   McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Judy Faye Spears


 

 

     Judy Faye Blythe Spears, age 66, of Summer Shade passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at T J Samson Hospital. Born January 29, 1955 in Burkesville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Milton and Pansy Arms Blythe and the wife of Jerry Spears who survives. They were married 51 years.

   She owned and operated Spears Tax Service and worked at Parks Panel Processing. She was a member of Corner Stone Church.

   Survivors other than her husband include, one daughter, Tracy Ann (Richard) Beckwith, Kino; one son, Charles Christopher Spears, Glasgow; one sister, Peggy (Harold) Spears, Louisville; one brother, Wayne (Tammy) Blythe, Knob Lick; three grandchildren, Halli L. Blankenship, Christa G. Spears, and Phillip Wade Spears; and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Murley Cemetery in Cumberland County. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M and on Wednesday, after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Murley Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

   Face mask are optional.

 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Freddie G Lawson


 

   Freddie G Lawson, age 74, of the Nobob community passed away Friday, November 26. 2021 at Vanderbilt Hospital. Born January 18, 1947 in No Bob, he was a son of the late Elzie and Alline “Miller” Lawson.

   Freddie was a retired mail carrier and of the Baptist faith.  He was an Army veteran and served in Viet Nam.

   Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Gene (Jennifer) Lawson, Nobob; two sisters, Rita (Randy) Anderson and Anita Lawson both of Nobob; three brothers, Mike (Becky) Lawson, Gary (Mary) Lawson both of Summer Shade and Larry (Doris) Lawson, Glasgow; three grandchildren, Stetson Lee Lawson, Colton Ryan Wood, and Zachery Michael Ross; one step son, Robert Allen; and a special brother in arms, Eldon Olson.

   Preceding him in death were his wife, Carol Jean Lawson; his parents; and three brothers, Elzie “Big Dee”, Randall and Sandy Lawson.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at Whites Chapel with Brother Mark Parks, officiating. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 29, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 8:00 A.M. – 12.30 P.M. at the funeral home, then we will move to Whites Chapel for the service.

   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral fund and left at the McMurtrey Funeral Home.

  

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Edalene Page Hope

 


Edalene Page Hope, age 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 17, 2021 surrounded by family at T J Samson Hospital. She was born February 22, 1926 in the Oak Hill community in Monroe County, KY to the late Grady and Evie Davis Page. In 1944 she married Harry Gladwell Hope, who preceded her in death in 2004. They were married 60 years.

   She was a wonderful neighbor, friend to many, known for her quick wit and loved by all. She was a member of the Willow Shade Church of Christ, Summer Shade Homemakers Club and Metcalfe County Democratic Women’s Club for many years.  “Ma” was always cooking and preparing for others and welcomed everyone in her home.

   She is survived by two children, Bonnie Gail Hope Froggett and husband Henry, and Richard “Rick” Allen Hope and wife Kaye, both of Summer Shade; six grandchildren, Laura Hope Froggett Rigdon (Tim), William “Billy” Myers Froggett (Sherry), Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Froggett Walters (Manuel, Jr), Melanie Page Hope Edwards (Randy Phelps), Jane Ellen Hope Reece (Jeff) and Kacy Ann Hope-Davis (Will); 9 great grandchildren, Matt Rigdon (Caitlin), Sarah Rigdon (Seth Herrington), Taylor Froggett Ferrell (Jon), Baley Froggett, Grant and Jake Edwards, Camryn and Kinsley Reece, and Anna Walters; several step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Granddaughter Jane Ellen said it best – “There is a little bit of her in all of us”.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were 6 sisters, Velma Nichols, Thelma Martin, Holda Billingsley, Orene Garmon, Dora Henry and Louise Page and three brothers, Burford Page, Finis Page and Ira Page.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 19, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M.  and on Saturday, November 20 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Cemetery.

   Face mask are recommended.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Daryl Farris Bartley


 Daryl Farris Bartley, age 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021, after a long illness. He was born to Jack and Opal Bartley on July 10, 1944, in Monroe County, Kentucky.

Bartley was a husband. A father, a grandfather, and a great grandfather. A son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend. A farmer, a horseman, a steward, and a provider. If you want to know what kind of man he was, just look to his name. “Daryl” is an old English aphorism meaning “dearly loved.” Farris is a bygone British adage for “iron strong.” And Bartley is a classic Scottish expression for “meadow.” Mix those three things together and you have a strong, salt-of-the earth man who was loved by his family and friends.

Namesakes aside, Massey Ferguson’s in the fields, Mountain Dews in the fridge, and good horses in the barn lots—those were some of Pa’s favorite things. He loved to hear a trusty red tractor fire up, a barking blue heeler heel ‘em down, and a good foot-tappin’ Bluegrass tune spin around. He loved to see Holsteins in the hollows, black baldies in the bottoms, and long leaves in the “baccer” barns. He also thought highly of a good-gaited horse, a well-mannered half-linger, and a big Belgium that’d pull like bull but not rip your arms off in the process. To him, true horsepower was meant to be felt in the reigns—not in the steering column.

So whenever you drink a Dew in the shade, hear a good Bluegrass song, or show a good horse at the State Fair, remember Daryl. Those were the kinds of things that’d put a smile on his face. The family hopes his memory puts one on yours.

He is preceded in death by parents, Jack and Opal Bartley, and brothers, Jackie and Phillip Bartley. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Pace Bartley of 54 years. He is lovingly remembered by three children, including Chantal (Marty) Honeycutt of Glasgow; Tommy (Liela) Bartley of Summer Shade; and Joey Bartley (Paula Winchell) of Summer Shade; seven grandchildren, including Joshua (Kathryn) Honeycutt of Alvaton; Brooke Honeycutt of Glasgow; and Jack, Lane, Ella, Kade, and Kolt Bartley of Summer Shade; one great granddaughter, Rosie Honeycutt of Alvaton; three siblings, including Margie (Junior) Shelley of Glasgow; Gary (Brenda) Bartley of Eighty Eight; and Morris (Tammy) Bartley of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

Under direction of McMurtrey Funeral Home, visitation is at Hickory College Church of Christ on Highway 640, 4 miles from Summer Shade on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 3 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 8 a.m. until the funeral. The funeral will also be held at Hickory College Church of Christ on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 1 p.m. Service by Minister Mark Parks.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his name.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Larry Wilson Miller






 

Larry Wilson Miller, age 77, of the Sulphur Lick Community passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home. Born November 28, 1943 in the Sulphur Lick Community he was the son of the late Wilmer and Georgia (Holland) Miller and the grand son of Vascoe and Nannie (Eaton) Miller. He was the husband of 50 years of Marilyn Miller, who survives.

   He graduated from Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University. He was the Master Mechanic for  Eastern Airlines at Miami International Airport for 25 years. He was a licensed pilot and had a passion for anything aviation related. He was a member of the Tompkinsville Church of Christ.

   Survivors other than his wife include one daughter, Robyn (Evan) Jenkins, Michigan; two sons Larry Owen  (Christina) Miller, Summer Shade and Michael (Rebecca) Miller, Owensboro; one sister, Aundriette  (John) Smith, Summer Shade; and nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Shelby, Grace, and Kate Jenkins, and Maggie, Hannah, Collin, Reese and Quinn Miller.

   Funeral services will be Monday, November 15, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at Tompkinsville Church of Christ with Brother Neal Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplar Log Cemetery in Barren County. Visitation will be Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3:00-7:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Monday at Tompkinsville Church of Christ after 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Spoon Bill Foundation in honor of John Luke Pitcock and may be left at the funeral home.

 

Jimmie "Red" Medwin Paige


 


 

   Jimmie “Red” Medwin Paige, age 82, of Summer Shade passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Signature Health Care in Glasgow. Born July 25, 1939  in Meshack in Monroe County, he was a son of the late Ruth Kingery Shaw and Thomas Clyo Page.

   He worked as a farmer and a car dealer and was a Christian.

   Survivors include one daughter, Julie (Steve) Coop, Summer Shade; one son, Jimmie Clyo Paige, Summer Shade; three grandchildren, Nick Patrick, Angela Andrews, and Elizabeth Bell; and five great grandchildren, Gabriel Andrews, Stella Andrews, Jada England, Brett England and Russell Patrick.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents, was his wife, Patricia Brewer Paige; one daughter Mary Runyon; and two brothers, James Page and Donnie Shaw.

   A private family funeral  will be Saturday, November 13, 2021 at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Mark Park officiating. Burial will be in the Summer Shade Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, November 12, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday after 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon at the funeral home.

  

James Douglas "Doug" McCoy


 

 

   James Douglas “Doug” McCoy, age 54, of Summer Shade passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Greenview Hospital. 

   Born October 8, 1967 in Glasgow, KY he is the son of Harold and Peggie (McIntyre)  McCoy of Summer Shade, who survive.                                                                                                                            

    Doug was an employee of Eaton/Dana Corp. for 25 years. He was a member of Summer Shade Christian Church and currently attended Seven Springs Church, where he loved his church family. He had a love for attending auctions and collecting antiques. He had a God given talent of wood working, making crafts and furniture. He loved his special German Shepard, Bella.

   Besides his parents, he is also survived by a sister Debbie (Michael) Froggett, Greensburg; two nephews, Layton and Kohlter Froggett; his life partner , Beverly Walker and her children, who he loved as his own, Lisa (Brian) Woodcock, Samantha (Timmy) Ziegler and Dennis (Brookie) Walker; and several grand children and great grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Bob Priest and Brother Byran Humphrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pickett Cemetery in Barren County. Visitation will be Thursday, November 11, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Friday, November 12, 2021 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pickett Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Emogene M. Proffitt

 

 Emogene M. Proffitt, 95 of Edinburgh passed away Sunday October 31, 2021 at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center.

  Born January 16, 1926 in Monroe County, Kentucky, Ms. Proffitt was the daughter of Georgie and Nola Combs Gentry.  She married Lamon D. Proffitt, Sr. October 31, 1946 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1978.

  Ms. Proffitt enjoyed being a homemaker and she loved quilting, crocheting, canning, gardening and flowers.

  She is survived by children, Barbara (Tommy) Chandler of Columbus, Melinda (Robert) Wilson of Edinburgh and Lamon (Angela) Proffitt, Jr. of Edinburgh; grandchildren, Kimberly (Scott) Henderson of Greenwood, Karrie (David) Blondell of Edinburgh, Heather (Ricky) Stevens of Franklin, Sara (Matt) Lorentz of Noblesville, Nicholas (Kasey) Litchfield of Edinburgh and Isaiah Litchfield of Edinburgh; great- grandchildren, Jacob Newkirk, Zachary Newkirk, Lauryn Blondell, Mason Stevens, Miles Stevens, Kenadei Litchfield and Kendyl Litchfield; siblings, Olene Williams of Columbus, Joe C. (Judy) Gentry of Edinburgh and Arene Trivitt of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Proffitt was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Kenneth, George, Leo and Carlos Gentry and a sister, Willowdean Kingery.

  There will be a funeral service for Ms. Proffitt Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home with Tom Knight officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will take place at Isenberg Cemetery in Tompkinsville, Ky on Friday, November 5th.

  Memorial contributions may be donated to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

McMurtrey Funeral Home will be assisting the family locally.

 

Friday, October 29, 2021

Evelyn Marie (Roxy) Anderson


 

Evelyn Marie “Roxy” Anderson, age 95, of Burkesville, KY passed away at her residence Thursday, October 28, 2021. Born January 7, 1926 in Summer Shade, she was a daughter of the late Bryan and Ovie (Vinson) Smith.

   She worked 28 years at KY Pants factory and several other factories. She was a member of the Marrowbone Baptist Church.

   Survivors include one daughter, Karen Anderson and friend James Whitlow, Burkesville; three sons, Gary Lee (Twila) Anderson, Burkesville, Freddie L. Anderson, Tompkinsville, and Barry (Stephanie) Anderson, Burkesville;  two sisters, Betty Anderson, Burkesville and Marjorie Huff of Indianapolis, IN; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Russell Anderson; brothers,  one infant, Clyde, Buck,  and James  Smith ; sisters, Joyce Anderson and Geraldine Smith; daughter in law, Joyce Ann Anderson and a grandson,  Anthony Lane Anderson.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, October 31, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Bartley officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, October 30, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Sunday after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Beaumont Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tony Keith Cash

 


 

   Tony Keith Cash, age 66, of Burkesville passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. He was born August 3, 1955 in Albany, KY to the late Kendall and Geneva Burns Cash.

     Survivors include his wife, Elsie Threet Cash: two sons, Ryan (Cathy) Cash of Muncie IN, and Brian Gibson of Muncie IN: two daughters, Crystal (Scott) Robbins of Muncie, IN and Leaha Cash of Burkesville: eight grandchildren, Hannah, Andrea, Matty, Haylie, Hollie, Violet, Bailee and Anthony: two great grandchildren Arayan and Tripp: one sister Vickey Scott of Burkesville: and two brothers Jeff (Jonie) Cash of Columbia. KY and Chris (Tyra) Cash of Burkesville.

       In addition to his parents he was preceeded in death by one brother Ronnie Cash

       A celebration of life will be held at a later date as cremation was chosen.

       In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to help with funeral expense’s and can be left or mailed  to McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, Ky. 42166

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Jimmy Wayne Garmon


     Jimmy Wayne Garmon, age 72, of Edmonton passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Metcalfe Healthcare. Born June 11, 1949 in Glasgow he was a son of the late James and Maxine (Hurt) Garmon.

   He worked as maintenance in the trucking industry and was of the Baptist faith. Jimmy served two years in the US Army during the Vietnam War era. He was stationed with a missile unit in Germany for eighteen months.

  Survivors include one son, Jason Garmon, Glasgow; two brothers Ted (Janis) Garmon, Glasgow and Jerry Mac Garmon, Edmonton; the mother of his son, Sandy Garmon; one aunt and uncle, Billy and Sue Hurt; and nephews and a great niece.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, October 23, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Dale Copas officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaumont Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2021, 5:00-8:00 P.M.  and on Saturday after 8:00 A.M. until time of service at 2:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Beaumont Cemetery.

    Social distancing is encouraged and mask are preferred

Loretta Gayle Bray Jessee


 

 

 

   Loretta Gayle Bray Jessee, age 73, of Summer Shade passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Greenview Regional Hospital. Born September 30, 1948 in Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Mahala (Gilley) and Taft Bray and the wife of 53 years of Larry Jessee, who survives.

   Gayle worked for several years in the cafeteria at Metcalfe County High School and was of the Baptist faith

   Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Johnson, Bowling Green; two sisters, Brenda Sue Devore and Wandalene Page both of Edmonton; one brother, Kenneth Bray, Edmonton; two grandchildren, Traevonn (fiancĂ© Misty Henry)  Burris  and Braylee Johnson; and one great grand child, Wyatt Burris.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents, was one sister, Gene Goode and one brother Gerald Bray.

   Funeral services will be Friday, October 22, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Metcalfe County. Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2021, 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Harold "Buddy" Kenneth Vibbert

 


   Harold “Buddy” Kenneth Vibbert, age 86, of Beaumont passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at his residence. Born March 1, 1935, he was a son of the late Vince and Pearl (Dubree) Vibbert.

   He was a farmer and a logger and of the Church of Christ faith.

   Survivors include one daughter, Rita Smith, Tompkinsville; three sons, Kenneth (Tammy) Vibbert and Keith Vibbert both of Beaumont and Kendall (Lisa) Vibbert, Edmonton; nine grandchildren, Kristy Vibbert, Kelly (Samantha) Vibbert, Tyler Vibbert, Montana Trobough, Crystal Fields, Jeremy Vibbert, Latisha Vibbert, Daniel Vibbert, and Dustin Smith; several great grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce Carol Harper, Summer Shade.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents was his wife, Shirley Propes Vibbert; one grandson, Nicholas Smith, one great grandchild, Shaylee Vibbert and one brother Minvel Vibbert and one daughter in law Terri Vibbert

   Funeral services will be Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 18, 2021, 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 2:00.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the funeral fund and left at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Richard "Ricky" Dale Riddle


 

 

   Richard “Ricky” Dale Riddle, age 54, of Glasgow passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his residence. Born March 5, 1967 in Monticello, IN, he was a son of the late Barbara Jean (Groce) and Cletus Riddle. He had worked at several factories.

   Survivors include one daughter, Colbie and her husband Eric Elmore, Lewisburg KY; one sister Janetta Kay Ervin, Glasgow; one brother, Timothy Eric and his wife Penny Riddle, Edmonton; and three granddaughters, Kimber, Ava, and Caroline Elmore.

  Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Teresa Hurt.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, October 15, 2021, 4:00-7:00 P.M. and on Saturday, October 16, 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

  

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Crystal Gayle Wray Ballard




 

Crystal Gayle Wray Ballard, age 50, of Edmonton, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at T J Samson Hospital. Born June 23, 1971 in Burkesville, she was a daughter of the late James and Matry Copas Wray and the wife of Scott Ballard, who survives.

   She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors other than her husband include one son, Cody (Meghan) Ballard, Edmonton; five sisters, Patty Wray, Anna Kempton, Mariedith Wray, Martha (Ferrie) Hulse; and Bonnie (Bruce) Isenberg; six brothers, Jamie Wray, Troy (Susan) Wray, Ricky (Michelle) Wray, Timmy Wray, Randall Wray, and James “Buddy” (Judy) Wray; and four grandchildren, Paxton, Kambrie, Harper, and Hadley.

   Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister Margaret Wray.

   Graveside funeral services will Sunday, October 3, 2021, 4:00 P.M. at the Rose of Sharon Cemetery with Brother Darrell Bartley officiating.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the funeral fund.

   McMurtrey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tommy Lee "Unk" Webb Sr


 

 

   Tommy Lee “Unk” Webb Sr., age 67, of Tompkinsville passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at Monroe County Medical Center. Born October 4, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN he was a son of the late Mack and Edna Wilson Webb. He was the husband of Ruth Ann “Annie” Webb, who survives. They were married 44 years.

   He worked as a farmer and a carpenter.

   Survivors, other than his wife, include two daughters, Jessica Ballard, Tompkinsville and Ashley (Jimmy) Bewley, Gamaliel; one son, Tommy Lee (Brittany) Webb, Jr, Ft. Run; numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents was one brother, Gary Webb and two sisters, Lou Ann Walker and Kathy Lunsford.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Waymon Watson officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 4:00-8:00 P.M. and on Thursday, September 30 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   In lieu of flower memorials may be made to the funeral fund at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Christine Louise Poore Parsley


 

Christine Louise Poore Parsley, age 64, of Glasgow passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at her residence. Born October 30, 1956 in Indianapolis, IN she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret Kenyon Poore.

   She had Native American ancestry, was a baker and a Christian.

   Survivors include two daughters, Nichole McCarter, Glasgow and Stephanie Francis, Glasgow; one son, Jason (Amber) Parsley, Glasgow; three brothers, Troy Poore, Spencer, IN, Ermond Poore, Spencer, IN, and Gary Poore, Livermore, KY; one sister, Cindy Jackson, Jasonville, IN; nine grandchildren, Felicia, Tyler, Kaylee, Brittney, Amelia, Isaac, Thomas, Micah and Alexis; and six great grandchildren.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Ron Parsley; and one son, Joshua Parsley.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Keith Spears, officiating. Burial will follow in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   No flowers are requested and donations may be made to the funeral fund at the funeral home.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Billy "Shawn" Hurt

 

Billy “Shawn” Hurt, age 46, of Edmonton passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. Born August 29, 1975 in Glasgow he was a son of Billy and Ruth Ann Shive Hurt, Edmonton, who survive.

   Survivors other than his parents include one sister, Kari and her husband Adam Harper, Edmonton; one nephew, Jackson Harper; one niece Karlee Harper; and he leaves behind a special young lady he loved as his own, Kassie Stines  Gray (MoMo)and her husband Steven Gray and grandson, Mason; and several relatives and friends.

   Preceding him death was his grandparents, Benton and Pauline Hurt and James and Ruby Shive.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Greg Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 3:00.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the funeral fund and left at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lisa Gay Howard Williams


 

 

   Lisa Gay Howard Williams, age 64, of the Sulphur Lick Community passed away Monday, September  20, 2021 at U K Medical Center. Born February 12, 1957 in Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late H B and Clorine Rouse Howard. She was the widow of Billy Lee Williams who preceded her in death February 11, 2011.

   She worked as cafeteria manager at Joe Harrison Carter Elementary and was a Christian.

   Survivors include three sons, Brandon (Ashtyn) Williams, Tompkinsville, Joseph Williams, Sulphur Lick and Matthew (Emily) Williams, Tompkinsville; five grandchildren, Jayden, Ryan, Addison, Korbin, and Letty Ann; and one great grandchild, Alliah.

   Funeral services will be Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 23, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Friday after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

  Due to the increase of Covid cases mask are required.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Arnold Ray Cassady


 

   Arnold Ray Cassady, age 95, of Edmonton left this earth Thursday afternoon, September 16, 2021. He remained until his final breath in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Born May 16, 1926, in Beechville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Eugene and Helen VanZant Cassady and the loving husband of 71 years of Louella Harris Cassady who survives.

   He was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and a proud veteran of the US Army of WWII. He was a Christian, Husband, Dad, Pa and Friend.

   Survivors other than his wife include, his children, Micheal “Butch”  (Renee) Cassady  and L. David (Terri) Cassady; one sister, Betty (Rex) Bunch, Edmonton; grandchildren, Micah Cassady (Darren) Thompson, Alex (Stephanie ) Cassady, April (Casey) Taylor and Eris Anne Smith; and great grandchildren, Lynzee Cassady, Myles Cassady, Lexie, Rinoa Cassady, Cassady Thompson, and Elodie Taylor.

   He was preceded in death by his grandson, David Nathan Cassady and his siblings James Cassady, Dorothy Lamberth, Eugene “Bug”Cassady Jr., Ruby Roberts, and Margie Harris.

   Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

   Memorials may be made to the Pink Ridge Cemetery.

   He will be missed.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Anna Lee Traylor Wilson


 

 

   Anna Lee Traylor Wilson, age 89, of Glasgow, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Creekwood Nursing Facility in Russellville, KY. Born November 2, 1931 in Summer Shade she was a daughter of the late George Kirbey and Lillie Witty Traylor and the widow of the late George Wilson Jr.

   She worked at KY Pants, Mallory’s, and Lermans and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Johnny) Ritter and Sue Lewis both of Glasgow; one sister, Martha Gibbons, Summer Shade; one grandchild, Bradley (Olivia) Ritter, Glasgow; one great grandchild, Cheyenne Ritter; and two nieces Marla Arterburn and Jolana Myers.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were one sister, Kathleen Jessie; brothers in law, Holland Jessie and Jack Gibbons; and sister in law Virginia Arterburn.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Cemetery.

   Due to the increase in Covid cases face mask are required.

  

Martha Lee Eldridge Dubree


  

 

   Martha Lee Eldridge Dubree, age 71, of Cave City, formerly of Summer Shade passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at T J Samson Hospital.

   Born January 5, 1950 in Summer Shade, she was a daughter of the late James Benny and Ruth Ann Hurt Eldridge. She was a homemaker and a member of Hagan’s Grove Baptist Church.

   Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly (Bryan) Calvert, Glasgow and Linda (Mickey) McClellan, Glasgow; three sons, Mark Elsner, Glasgow, Michael (Tammy) Dubree, Edmonton and Clint Kinnaird; five sisters, Frances (Barry) Davis, Ruby (Darrell) Turner, Caffie Stilts, Sue Cook, and Judy Book; grandchildren, Cody, Jacob, and Dakota Dubree, Bryson and Zion Calvert, Traiton Elsner, McKenzie Bradley, Kimberly Gilpin, Steven Gilpin, Braxton Glass and Kimberly Kinnaird; and great grandchildren, Kennedy, Alexis, Mason, Connor

and Jaxston

   Preceding her in death besides her parents, were 2 brothers, James Eldridge and Ernest Eldridge and one sister, Connie Eldridge.

   Funeral services will be Monday, September 20, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Taylor Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 19, 2021, 5:00-9:00 P.M.  and on Monday, September 20 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Skaggs Creek Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

   The family has requested mask be worn.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Ronnie Estes


  
Ronnie Keith Estes, age 59, Edmonton, Ky, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021.   Born July 14, 1962, at Glasgow, KY, he was the son of the late Herman  and Neva Welsh Estes

    He was a truck driver and an U.S. Army veteran.

   He is survived by his brother Larry Todd (Sheila) Estes and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Darrell Estes. 
Funeral services will be Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Ricky Shive officiating.  Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be Sunday, September 19, from 10:00 till 2:00 P.M.

   Memorials can be made to help with funeral expense and can be left at the funeral home


Ruby Collins White Anderson


    Ruby Collins White Anderson, age 96, Glasgow passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at her residence. Born February 22, 1925 at Salt Lick Bend in Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Mattie Farley and Hunter White and the widow of Dempsey Anderson.

   She was retired from Carton Spinning Company and of the Church of Christ faith.

   Survivors include four daughters, Runell Davidson, Glasgow, Peggie Meredith, Brownsville, Nancy Robinson, Glasgow and Sadie Phelps, Scottsville; 27 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren;  and extended family, Regina Cummins and Richard Branham.

   Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents were daughters, Faye Jennings, Rejina Branham, Hilda Baker and Louise Rose; grandson, Donald Wade Robinson; grand daughter, Donna Gale Davidson; and several brothers and sisters.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, September 18, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Mark Parks officiating.  Burial will follow in the Leslie Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 17, 5:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday after 8:00 A.M. until time of services.

   Memorials may be made to the Leslie Cemetery

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Timothy "Tim" Alan Mosby

 

Timothy “Tim” Alan Mosby, age 55, of Summer Shade passed away suddenly Friday, September 10, 2021 at his residence. Born May 28, 1966, he was a son of the late David Mosby and Mary Spear Frazier, who survives.

   He worked at Sumitomo.

   Survivors beside his mother, include one daughter, Erica (Thomas) Waid, Summer Shade; one son Justin (Ashley) Mosby, Scottsville; three grandchildren, Chloe Mosby, Aubree Mosby, and Bently Mosby: and one brother, Tony (Deleda) Mosby, Glasgow.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021, after 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

   

Darla Faye Shirley Hester


 

 

Darla Faye Shirley Hester, age 60, of Glasgow passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at T J Samson Hospital. Born December 31, 1960 in Glasgow, she was the daughter of Clarence Shirley and Wanda Mae Glass.

   She worked at several factories and was of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include one son, Justin (Kaiseylayne) Hester, Glasgow; one grandchild, Emersyn Rae Hester; her son’s grandmother, Joyce “Ma” Hester; sister- in- law, Wendy Haney; father of her son, Robert Hester;  special friend, Jerry Landrum; nephew, Matthew Haney; and niece Laura Haney..

    Funeral services will be Monday, September 13, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Frank Stratton officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 13, after 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Anita Faye Shaw Turner


 

 

      Anita Faye Shaw Turner, age 65, of Tompkinsville passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Albert B Chandler Hospital in Lexington. Born February 19, 1956, she was the daughter of the late William “Ben” and Mary Margaret Gwinn Shaw and the wife of 48 years of Jimmy Turner, who survives.

   She was a homemaker and a member of Hickory College Church of Christ.

   Survivors include one sister, Sheila (Chester) Whitlow, Edmonton; five brothers, Ray Shaw, Beaumont, Danny (Becky) Shaw, Red Boiling Springs, TN, Ricky Shaw, Summer Shade, David (Donna) Shaw, Summer Shade and Tim Shaw, Edmonton; two very special nieces, Tracy (Stephen) and Kinsley Dodson, Summer Shade; one special nephew Chris (Rhonda) Turner, Tompkinsville; and several other nieces and nephews.

   Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Shaw; one sister Pam Shaw Stinson; two sisters in laws, Polly Shaw and Michelle Shaw; one nephew, Dustin Shaw; one great niece, Kaylee Young; and her grandparents, Glenn and Susan Shaw and Garnett and Ruth Gwinn.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Joey Harbison officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlans Cross Roads cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2021, 3:00-7:00 P.M. and on Saturday, Saturday, September 11 after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Harlans Cross Roads Cemetery

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Anthony "Buddy" Terry Knipp


 

 

   Anthony “Buddy” Terry Knipp, age 77, of the Lone Star Ridge Community passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at Signature Healthcare Tompkinsville. Born February 22, 1944 in Edmonton, he was a son of the late Kenneth Rutledge Knipp and Hazel Young Knipp Morrison.

   Buddy is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Barbara Brown Knipp. He was a farmer and retired as an employee of the state of KY. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church.

   Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Knipp, Summer Shade, Sarah “Cookie”  (Donnie) Smith, Edmonton, Linda (Johnny) Dyer, Lone Star Ridge Community, and Krystal Knipp, Edmonton; one son Terry (Loretta) Knipp, Edmonton; thirteen grandchildren, Anthony “ Tony”, Amanda, Kandace, Melissa, Sarah, Matthew, Michelle, Travis, Christopher, William, Kenneth, Demetria, and Joe Dale; three step grandchildren, Nicole, Courtney, and Whitney; sixteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and one more on the way; and several half brothers and sisters.

   Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter in law, Angelete Knipp and the grandparents that raised him Bill and Sarah Young and step father Hershel Morrison

   Graveside services will be Monday, September 6, 2021, at 12:00 noon at Beaumont Cemetery, with burial to follow in the Beaumont Cemetery.

   Memorials may be made to the Beaumont Cemetery.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

William Watson Dubre


 

 

   William Watson Dubre, age 66, of Dubre passed away August 28, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Born May 1, 1955 in Glasgow, he was a son of the late William Wallace and Ruby Glaydell Vibbert Dubre.

   He was a farmer and of the Church of Christ faith.

   Survivors include two daughters, Misty (Rob) Batdorf, Jeffersonville, IN and Lacey (Kevin) Kerr, Glasgow; two sons, Wesley (Carla) Dubre, Summer Shade and Brad (Tessa) Dubre, Summer Shade; 9 grandchildren, Tyler (Courtney) Dubre, Jessica (Clayton Richardson) Dubre, Jimmie Dubre, Kennady Dubre, Kendall Kerr, Kolten Dubre, Aubrey Batdorf, Levi Kerr and Stella Dubre; three great grandchildren, Paislee, Cooper and Connor; and the mother of his children, Debbie Dubre.

   Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Lydia Kerr and one sister, Kathy Alexander.

   Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Jeff Vibbert officiating. Burial will follow in the Marrowbone Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 2:00-8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday morning after 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00.

   Memorials may be made to Summer Shade Fire Department.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Barbara Gail Smith Hagan

  

 

   Barbara Gail Smith Hagan, age 56, of Summer Shade passed away Thursday, August 25, 2021 at Monroe County Medical Center. Born November 1, 1964 in Tompkinsville, KY she was a daughter of the late Clifton Smith and Ellen Ethridge Smith, who survives.

   Barbara worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Monroe County Medical Center for many years and was of the Church of Christ faith.

  Survivors other than her mother, include one sister, Nancy (Darrell Bennett) Miller, Glasgow; nieces, Cindy (David) Zipf and Amy (Johnathon Carter) Miller; one nephew, Daniel Miller; and one great niece and three great nephews, Jacie, Waylon, Case, and Kade.

   Other than her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Hagan; brother, Rickey Smith; and grandparents, Raymond and Mary Allen Smith and Covell and Beatrice Ethridge.

   Funeral services will be Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 12:00 noon at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 27, 2021, 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, August 28, 2021 after 8:00 A.M.  until time of services at noon.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the White Cemetery

Joyce Ann Blankenship Harper


    Joyce Ann Blankenship Harper, age 78, of Summer Shade, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Signature Health Care in Tompkinsville. Born August 25, 1943 in Burkesville, KY she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Pearlie Hagan Blankenship.

   She was a homemaker, care giver, enthusiastic quilt maker, doll maker and cook.

   Survivors include three daughters, Janetta (Dicky) Kirk, Tompkinsville, Sharon McMurtrey, Summer Shade and Karen (Jimmy) Moore, Marrowbone; three sons, Junior (Teressa) Harper, Summer Shade, Ashley (Sarah) Harper, Glasgow and Wesley (Angie) Harper, Summer Shade; one sister, Dorothy McCool, Dubre; one brother, Arlie Ralph Blankenship, Dubre; twelve grandchildren, Jared Harper, Dustin Kirk, Travis Harper, Jacob Harper, Jamie Davis, Justin Moore, Russ McMurtrey, Emily McMurtrey, Ty McMurtrey, Zachary Harper, Abigail Harper, and Hunter Harper; and ten great grandchildren.

   Preceding her in death besides her parents was the father of her children, Phillip Harper and one sister Eva Vibbert.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, August 29, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, August 29, 2021, 10:00 A.M.  until time of the service.

   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association