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Shirley Sue Blythe Grider, 66, Burkesville, KY (1949-2016)

She was a factory machine operator and a member of the Hanover Church of Christ. She was a native of Monroe County, KY, the daughter of the late Bedford and Narcie (McWhother) Blythe. Her husband of 49 years, Billy Dewayne Grider, survives. She leaves 11 direct living descendants.
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Shirley Sue Blythe Grider, age 66, of Burkesville, died Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 2pmCT at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Brother Tim Struthers officiating. Burial will follow in the Stalcup Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 2pm-8pmCT, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, and on Thursday after 7amCT until time of funeral services.

Shirley Sue Blythe Grider, 66, Burkesville, KY (1949-2016)

Born May 16, 1949 in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Bedford and Narcie (McWhother) Blythe. She died Monday, March 14, 2016, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 66 years, nine months, and 27 days.

She was the wife of Billy Dewayne Grider, who survives. They were married 49 years.

She was a factory machine operator and a member of the Hanover Church of Christ.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include:
  • Two daughters: Tammy (Joe England) Gentry, Tompkinsville, KY; and Kimberly Mowers, Burkesville, KY

  • One son, Joseph Dewayne (Amanda) Grider, Burkesville, KY

  • Two sisters: Gale (Ron) Bridges, Summer Shade, KY; and Linda (Roger) Hagan, Marrowbone, KY

  • Three brothers: Jr. (Sandy) Blythe, Alvaton, KY; Steve (Teresa) Blythe, Tompkinsville, KY; and Robert (fiance' Chrystal) Blythe, Tompkinsville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Trance Mowers, Heaven Leighann Mowers, Brandon Russell, Dustin Gentry, Zia Grider, and Avery and Exavier Alexander

  • One great grand child: Destiny Rayne Moore
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one brother Willie Ray Blythe.

Send condolences to the family of Shirley Sue Blythe Grider

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Stalcup Cemetery.

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

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