McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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

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