McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

William Dwight Norris


William Dwight Norris, age 66 of Summer Shade passed away January 23, 2024, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1957, to the late William Alton and Marilyn Estes Norris. Dwight worked at Sumitomo Wiring and was a lifetime farmer. Dwight was baptized at the Center Point Church of the Nazarene where he attended.


He is survived by his wife Martha Cummins Norris, one daughter Amanda Grace (Matthew) VanCamp of Summer Shade and one son Billy Lee (fiancé Brandie Gipson) Norris of Horse Cave; three grandchildren, Gracie Lynn (Josh) Fritz, Conner and Carson VanCamp all of Summer Shade and one special uncle Phillip (Lois) Norris of Summer Shade.


Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2024, at 12:00 noon at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Randolph. Visitation will be Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home from 2:00 till 8:00 P.M. and again on Friday from 8:00 A.M. till service time of 12:00 Noon.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Norton Childrens Hospital and can be left at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Lois Evelyn Smith



Lois Evelyn Gibson Smith, 81 of Edmonton passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow. She was born April 5, 1942, to the late William Ellis and Margaret Wells Gibson. She loved writing in her journal, sending letters to her family and friends, and taking care of her grandchildren. Lois loved her family and anyone she came in contact with.

She is survived by her four children Randy (Sherry) Smith of Edmonton, Sandy Barnett of Edmonton, Terry (Marsha) Smith of Hardyville and Danny (Jennifer) Smith of Edmonton. Nineteen grandchildren, twenty- seven great grandchildren and two great -great grandchildren. Three sisters Helen (Ronald) Davis, Connie Bennett, and Sue Smith. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Bobby Smith, two brothers Wayne Gibson, William Larry Gibson, and sister Joyce Burgess.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024,11:00 AM at McMurtrey Funeral Home with burial in White Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, January 22, 2024, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. here at the funeral home and after 8:00 AM Tuesday until time of the service.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Jeffrey Mark Harris

Jeffrey Mark Harris, 62, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away at his home Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  Jeff was born June 6, 1961 in Glasgow to Jack Albert and Exie Mae Harris.  

Jeff was a 1979 graduate of Tompkinsville High School, where he proudly played football and played tuba in the band.  As a teenager, Jeff professed his salvation and was of the Missionary Baptist faith. In 2005 Jeff was baptized with both of his daughters. After graduating high school, he worked at LPH Manufacturing with his dad, then worked for several years at Belden Industries, where he met and pursued his future wife Bobbi. Jeff and Bobbi wed on March 12, 1988 and later that year welcomed their first daughter, Kelli. In 1989, he pursued his lifelong dream of being a full time farmer, milking cows, raising beef cattle, and raising crops. With a growing farm, they decided to add another farmhand in 1992, their youngest daughter, Kara. 

Jeff was a lifelong outdoorsman, with an avid love of hunting and fishing, trapping, and raising chickens. He loved bringing in new animals for his daughters, and more recently, granddaughters to enjoy. Jeff enjoyed listening to country music, typically singing if Willie, Waylon, Hank, or George came on the radio. He attended many Friday/Saturday night auctions and played many Pitch tournaments; he was the sitting treasurer at Nobob Sportsmans’ Club. He enjoyed playing pranks on friends, telling a good story, and laughing whenever there was an opportunity. Despite Jeff's recent health challenges slowing him down, he expanded his farm operations. He ventured into raising tobacco and beef cattle, to, as he put it “see how far he could get”, proving to himself that a poor boy from Monroe County could succeed.  He did well.   

Left here on Earth to mourn his loss are his backbone and wife of 35 years, Bobbi Harris; the sources of both his greatest pride and worries, his two daughters Kelli (and husband Joey) Norman and Kara Harris, both of Glasgow; his “little buddies”, granddaughters Harper Grace and Ava Mae Dickson, who gave him his favorite title of Papa; his cherished sister Sandra Emberton (and husband Paul) of Lucas; his mother-in-law May Crowe of Mount Hermon; two sisters-in-law Anne Ford and Renea Gearlds both of Mount Hermon; several nieces and nephews; and neighbors and friends. 

Preceding Jeff in death are his beloved parents Jack and Exie Mae Harris, father-in-law Richard Crowe, several good friends, and his favorite coonhounds Dan and Ann. 

Visitation will be at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade beginning on Friday, January 12 from 2 - 8 PM and continuing on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM until12:30 PM. Funeral services will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, January 13 at White Cemetery Chapel with burial to follow at the cemetery.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Junior Kervin White


Junior Kervin White, 59 of Edmonton passed away peacefully Friday, January 5, 2024, in Bowling Green at the Hospice House of Southern KY. He was born September 20, 1964, to the late Ferry White and Bessie Short Lewis who survives.

Junior worked for the Edmonton Police Department and retired after 30 years of service to his community. He loved helping people, going fishing, and playing his guitar and banjo.

He is survived by his mother Bessie (Brent) Lewis of Bowling Green, son William White of Burkesville, two sisters Mildred (Larry) Smith of Columbia, Penny (Allen) Firkins of Edmonton, and one brother Mark White of Glasgow. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with burial in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 4:00-8:00 PM here at the funeral home and after 8:00 AM on Wednesday until time of the service.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Mary Lena Hammer




Mary Lena Hammer, 83 of Edmonton passed Wednesday, January 3,2024 at Metcalfe County Health Care. She was born June 18, 1940, to the late Benton and Lenora Davis Birge. She is also preceded in death by her husband Ferrell Depp Hammer, son Jeffrey Mark Hammer, her sister Norma Jean Garmon and brother Joe Eagle Birge.

Mary was a social butterfly, enjoyed going to yard sales and playing bingo at the nursing home. She also enjoyed cleaning the city building and working for the city of Edmonton.

She is survived by her two children Barbara (Curt) Estes and Steven (April) Hammer both of Edmonton, five grandchildren Ashlee (MacRyan) Bartley, Hali (Michael) Anderson, Sammi Jo (Trent) Meredith, Cody (Leah) Hammer and Drake McCoy, six great grandchildren Carter Jones, Cooper Bartley, Maelee Bartley, Madyx Meredith, Piper Meredith and Emilia Ruth Hammer, special friend Danny Jeffries of Greensburg.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 2:00PM at McMurtrey Funeral home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 3:00- 8:00 P.M. here at the funeral home and after 8:00 AM Sunday until time of the service.