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Roy Lee Humes, Summer Shade, KY (d. Jan. 29, 2012)

He was a patriarch of a large highly regarded Metcalfe County family. He leaves 20 direct living descendants. He was retired from the logging industry and was a member of the Hagan's Grove Baptist Church

Roy Lee Humes, age 74 of Summer Shade, died Sunday, January 29 at home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Bro. Shannon Arnett officiating. Burial is in the Gee-Harvey Cemetery.

He was a son of the late Clayton and Effie Dubree Humes and was retired from the Logging Industry. He was a member of the Hagan's Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by the following:
  • One son: Kenny Lee (Connie ) Humes of Summer Shade, KY

  • Four daughters: Tammy Humes of Tompkinsville, KY: Betty Bryant of Marrowbone, KY; Margaret (Marty) Nance of Edmonton, KY; and Sue (Richard) Bowman of Tompkinsville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Casey and Kaleb Humes, Beth Crawley, Becky Ballad, Angela Compton and Melissa Page

  • Eight great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; three sisters, Joyce ( Jerry) Kerr of Tompkinsville, Helen ( Joe Billy ) Bowman of Tompkinsville, KY; and Geraldine (Willie) Bowman of Summer Shade, KY
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Humes, sisters, Stella Shaw, Odell Lollar, Hazel Paull, Ida Mae Self and brothers, Ralph, Harlie, Robert and Rondal Humes.

Memorials may be made to the Gee-Harvey Cemetery or the Summer Shade Fire Dept. by leaving at the funeral home or mailing to McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Rd. Summer Shade,Ky. 42166.

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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