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Monday, February 28, 2022

Terry Eugene Green


Terry Eugene Green



   Terry Eugene Green, age 70, of Summer Shade, formerly of the Rocky Hill community, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022 at Barren County Nursing and Rehab.

   Born January 06, 1952 in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Clarence and Dorothy Green.

   Survivors include one nephew, Joe Lee Green Jr. and wife Ashley, of Smiths Grove; one niece, Angela Bailey and husband, Steven of Bowling Green; and several great-nieces and nephews also survive.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents is one sister, Annessa Green, and one brother, Joe Lee Green Sr.

   Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 02, 2022, 1:00 P.M. at Henderson Cemetery in the Finney Community of Barren County.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Versie Mosier

 Versie Lee Russell Mosier, age 87, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Summer Shade, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in Marietta, GA. Born September 9, 1934 in Tompkinsville, KY she was a daughter of the late Dudley and Mazie Hale Russell, and the widow of the late William Boyd Mosier.

Versie was a member of Summer Shade Homemaker’s Club and when her daughters were young she was an active 4-H mom. She enjoyed square dancing and attending the Nobob Sportsman Club.

She was a member of Goodson Chapel Methodist Church where she loved to sing and praise God with her church family. On Sundays after church the family enjoyed fun and games at “The Barn” along with Boyd’s famous barbecue.

For many years she worked at Summer Shade Elementary School and every child who came through the lunch line could always count on a big smile and a kind word from her. She radiated joy and love from the moment she was born until the moment she went home to heaven.

Of all the things Versie loved in this life there was nothing she loved more than her family, Boyd and her daughters, Pamela Kaye Sayne and husband Bill, Teresa Faye Perez and her husband Ray, Kimberly Gaye Kiser and her husband Bruce, and Tamara Renee Yarbrough and her husband Jimmy, all of Georgia; her grandchildren, Tyler Sayne, Tanner Sayne, Penelope Yarbrough, and Isabelle Kiser. She is also survived by two sisters, Bonnie Peacock and Wilma Kay Shimer; and two brothers, Willie Junior Russell, and Billy Wayne Abney.

Preceding her death, besides her husband and parents, were her step dad, James Abney; one brother, Henry Russell; and two sisters, Helen C Russell and Naomi Russell Davenport

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Visitation will be Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00.

Even when Versie could no longer remember your name she could still remember the hymns she sang at church, especially “I just came to talk to you, Lord.” Versies’s family and friends will miss her but they know she is resting easy and finally able to have that talk with the Lord that she loved to sing about.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Lillian Sue Confer

 Lillian Sue Thrasher Confer, 73, of Edmonton, KY. Born July 29, 1948, in Albany, KY and passed away February 12, 2022. She was a lifelong Baptist and longtime member of Cornerstone Church in the Good Luck Community.

Sue graduated from Hoopeston High School in 1968 in Hoopeston, IL and with an accounting degree from Clayton State College in Marrow, GA, in 1986. Sue was an accountant for over 20 years in the retail industry.

Among Sue’s volunteer associations, she served as Parent and Family Life Chair for The Parent and Teachers Association in both Georgia & Kentucky from 1983 to 1998.

Survived by:

● Siblings: Amelia Kathryn “Kathy” (Jim) Purvis of Bluffton, IN, Myrtle Faye Herndon of Bluffton, IN and, Michael Stephen “Steve” (Marilyn) Thrasher of Bluffton, IN

● Sister – in- Laws: Marie Thrasher (wife of Bobby) of Summer Shade, KY and Joan Thrasher (wife of Jacky) of Rossville, IL

● Children: Mark (Tara) Polson of Monroe, GA, Lea (Timmy) Glass of Corbin, KY, Teri Michelle (Jeffery) Compton of Edmonton, KY and, Brittany (Timothy) Ennis of Knob Lick, KY

● Along with 11 Grandchildren, 8 Great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:

● Mother: Eva Walker Carter Thrasher and Father: Joe Edgar Thrasher

● Spouse: Harry Buck Confer

● Siblings: James “Smoke” Thrasher, Billy Gene Thrasher, Bobby Joe Thrasher, Otha Thrasher, Mary “Becky” Stockton, Jacky “Jack” Thrasher, Johnny Glen Thrasher

The Family will be receiving visitors Sunday February 13, 2022 at McMurtrey’s Funeral Home in Summer Shade, KY from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

On Monday February 14th visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the funeral service to follow. Interment will be at Scaggs Creek Cemetery.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Joe Lee Green



   Joe Lee Green Sr, age 64, of Summer Shade, formerly of the Rocky Hill community, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 at T J Samson Hospital.

   Born June 17, 1957 in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Clarence and Dorothy Green.

He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

   Survivors include one daughter, Angela Bailey and her husband Steven, of Bowling Green; one son, Joe Lee Green Jr and his wife Ashley, of Smiths Grove; one brother Terry Green, Summer Shade; and five grandchildren, Johnathon Buchanan, Lilly Buchanan, Ava Bailey, Abby Higdon and Addy Higdon.

   Preceding him in death besides his parents, include his wife, Sharron Green and one sister, Annessa Green.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Burial will follow in the Henderson Cemetery in the Finney community of Barren County. Visitation will be Sunday, February 13, 2022, 10:00 A.M until time of services at 2:00 at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Donna June Turner


Donna June Turner, age 39, of Edmonton, KY passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at the TJ Samson Hospital.

   Donna was born October 27, 1982 to the late Harold and Deborah Norris Turner and was a member of the House of Prayer Church in Edmonton and was a Tompkinsville high school graduate.

    Donna is survived by her grandmother Marilyn Estes Norris of Summer Shade as well as several aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents  she was preceeded in death by one brother Kevin Turner  and grandparents Alton Norris and Ed and Ova Muse Turner.

     Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the House of Prayer Church with burial to follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery.

     Visitation will be Wednesday February 9, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. till funeral time of 1:00 P.M. at the House of Prayer Church.



Saturday, February 5, 2022

Joseph Clifton Wooten


 Joseph Clifton Wooten, age 66, of Glasgow passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022 at his residence. He was born on November 13, 1955 in Glasgow to the late Johnny and Sally “Veal” Wooten.

  He is survived by his wife, Donna Rose “Bell” Wooten of Glasgow; one brother, Andy Wooten (Paulette) of Glasgow; and one nephew, Johnathan Harper (Anne).

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Teresa Gibson and one brother, Robert Wooten.

   Cremation was chosen by the family and memorial services may be held at a later date. The family asked that donations be made to assist with the funeral fund.



Thursday, February 3, 2022

Karen G. "DeWeese" Cooksey


   Karen G. “DeWeese” Cooksey, age 54, of Edmonton, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Born May 04, 1967 in Glasgow, she was a daughter of Roger DeWeese of Edmonton and the late Mary Lou “Wilson” DeWeese.

   She worked as a private care giver and was of the Baptist faith.

   In addition to her father survivors include, her daughter, Shana Lawson (Max) of Summer Shade; two grandsons, Lucas and Logan Lawson, also of Summer Shade; one sister, Tamara Lou “DeWeese” Shive of Glasgow; two brothers, Howard DeWeese (Pam), Summer Shade and Gary Lee Deweese (Stephanie), Randolph; three special children, Jennifer Remeriz Morales, Frannie Jiminez Gonzales, Jose` Bautista; several nieces and nephews, Tony DeWeese (Melissa), Curtis DeWeese (Mandy), Kara Brooke DeWeese, Lakeasha Edwards (Chy), and Hannah DeWeese; father of their child, Larry Alan Cooksey

   In addition to her loving mother; one brother, Steven Ray DeWeese, preceded her in death.

   Funeral services will be Sunday, February 6, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Joe Michael Bunch and Bro. Willie Bunch officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Randolph. Visitation will be Saturday, February 5, 2022, 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday, 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00 P.M.

   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to help with funeral expense and left at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Juanita (Blondie) Hurt


   Juanita Cloyd (Blondie) Hurt, age 92 of Glasgow passed away February 2, 2022 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

   There will be a graveside service Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Summer Shade Cemetery.

    McMurtrey Funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joyce Ann "Coverdale" Klein


                                                   Joyce Ann “Coverdale” Klein


  Joyce Ann “Coverdale” Klein, age 80, of Summer Shade passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at her residence. She was born on March 6, 1941 in Noblesville, Indiana to the late Clarence and Dorothy “Nickel” Coverdale.

  She is survived by two daughters, Diana Saylor (David) and Joyce Ann Stafford, both of Summer Shade; one son, Thomas Payne of Smiths Grove; 9 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren also survive.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Tony Lavigne.

   Cremation was chosen by the family and a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.