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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.