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

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.