McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Monday, October 24, 2022

Ivan Howard Wright


   Ivan Howard Wright, age 73, of Summer Shade passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022. He was born on July 1, 1949 in Glasgow, a son of the late Mamie B. Howard and Lewis Edward Wright. Mr. Wright was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran having served time in the United States Army. Ivan worked all of his life as a farmer, and had a special love for his horses.

   He is survived by his wife, Connie Garrett Wright of Summer Shade; three daughters, Melinda McNew and husband Martin, and Melanie Tooley and husband Casey both of Summer Shade, and Kim Lambert and husband Owen of Fountain Run; one son, Mason Wright and wife Kela of Summer Shade; sister, Rosalie Calloway and husband Jim of Georgetown; brother, Evans Wright of Gamaliel; grandchildren, Trent Tooley and wife Riley, and Troy Tooley, Taylor Davis and husband Holden, Madelyn, Marissa, and Macy McNew, and Kason, Kendall, and Khloe Wright, and Kaci Ray; great grandchildren, Tatum Tooley, Jett Tooley, Kilee Ray, Bayler Ray, Aiden Adwell, and Landon Wilkerson.

   In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one grandson, Justin Wilkerson.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. from the chapel of McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow on the Wright Family Farm. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 4 P.M until 8 P.M and on Wednesday, October 26 from 8 A.M until service time at 1 P.M, at the funeral home. Military rights will be held by D.A.V Chapter 20 out of Glasgow.

  Memorials may be made to D.A.V Chapter 20 in Glasgow and can be left at the funeral home.


Danny Branstetter

 Danny H. Branstetter, born on June 25th 1940 to the late John Cecil "Pete" Branstetter and Mary Edith (Hood) Branstetter. Danny entered into eternal rest on October 19th 2022 in Franklin Indiana where he was cared for by his "closest friend and cousin" Terresa Branham.

Danny's early years were spent in Summer Shade, Kentucky. He graduated from Edmonton High School and then served his country in the United States Army.  Danny furthered his career by graduating from University of Kentucky with a degree in law. The majority of his career was as a private business law attorney overseeing the business affairs for Ralph and Lorraine Woods in GraysonKentucky.  Danny never married and has no children but for those few that he let into his inner circle, they found in him a friend that would stick closer than a brother. While he had a very dry sense of humor it was one that would keep you chuckling if you spent any length of time around him at all. His interest in his leisure time centered around reading business journals, following the stock markets, and running a cattle farm in Summer Shade.

Danny will be lovingly remembered and missed by his nearest and dearest family : Judy Copenhaver, Margie Millburn, Paula Dayvolt, Brenda (Bill) Herbst, Anita (Randy) Murphy, Terresa Branham, step sister Donita Bartley as well as Ed Woods whom he thought of as a brother and friend; in addition, longtime friends Cora Emma Jesse and Sharon Howard

Following his wishes there will be no service. However, a memorial for Danny will be held at a later date.

The family and friends wish to give thanks to McMurtrey Funeral Home and Meredith Clark Funeral Home for their care and services. 


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Larry Wayne England



 Larry Wayne England, age 64, of Big Meadow, Kentucky passed away Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at the T.J Samson Community Hospital. He was born in Metcalfe County on October 30, 1957, a son of the late Clora (Poore) England and James Curt England. On September 15th, 1984, he married Faye Riddle. He worked seventeen years at Winnger Oil/ Phillip’s 66 in Edmonton, and then worked twelve years at Wal-Mart in Glasgow. He was of the Baptist faith and attended the Cedar Flat Church.

  Survivors include his loving wife, Faye England of Big Meadow; son, Cody England and wife Courtney of Summer Shade; daughter, Caitlin England of Big Meadow; brother, Holbert England of Columbus, IN; sister, Daisy Jessie of Edmonton; and his grandchildren, Cohen and Carleigh England.

  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by several other family member and loved ones.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 2 PM from the chapel of McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Burial will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 9 AM until service time at 2 PM at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral expenses. These can be made at McMurtrey Funeral Home.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Mildred Norris Huckelby Combs



 Mildred Norris Huckelby Combs, age 84, Tompkinsville passed away October 2, 2022 at her residence. She was born on March 28, 1938 to the late Ada Adele Ballard Norris and William Stanley Norris.

 She is survived by one daughter, Diane Coffee and husband Donnie of Florida; sons, Mark Huckelby of Tompkinsville, Larry Huckelby and wife Tammy of Florida, Chris Huckelby of Florida, and Paul Fletcher of Florida; sisters, Linda Arterburn, Betty Muse and husband Donald, and Phyllis Norris; brothers, Phillip Norris and wife Lois, and Travis Norris; seventeen grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death husband George Combs; father of her children, Clifton Huckelby; daughter, Lisa Huckelby; brothers, Alton Marvin, Jimmy, Darrell, James Elvin, Larry, Russell Norris; sisters, Joyce Radford and Ruby Norris.

  Funeral services are scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade, with burial to follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Monroe County. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 10 AM until service time at 1 PM.