Judy Carter Stovall, 71, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Hospice House of Bowling Green, surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Franklin to the late Ernest and Evelyn Carter. Judy graduated from Franklin Simpson High School in 1961 and was married to John P. Stovall. She was the first teacher's aid at Van Voorhis Elementary School at Fort Knox. She enjoyed participating at the Officers, NCO and the Enlisted Men's Clubs teaching cake decorating and bread making to other military wives.
After coming home to Franklin, Judy worked many years as an activities director at nursing homes in Auburn and Franklin. She always loved to decorate wedding cakes, grow hybrid Irises and spend time with the Southern Kentucky Iris Society - she had more than 150 varieties - and the Franklin Garden Club. One of her many passions was being a part of the Kentucky State Fair Board and working with young women in preparation for pageant competitions.
Judy is survived by her husband, John, and their three sons, Michael (Shelia) Stovall of Franklin, John (Carol) Stovall of Nashville and Mark (Karen) Stovall of Owensboro. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Andrew Stovall, Evan Blair, Delaney Stovall and Carter Stovall; and two great-grandchildren, Mathew and Jacob Blair.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. CDT Tuesday, July 8, at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial follows in the Pedens Mill Cemetery in Simpson County.
Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. CDT Monday and continues from 6 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy make take the form of donations made out in memory of Jude to Hospice of Southern Kentucky Inc., 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104.