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Lucille Bowling Carloftis, 1928–2020

Photo by Thomas Hart Shelby.

Lucille Bowling Carloftis was born on Feb. 14, 1928 in Clay County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Robert Franklin Bowling and Verda Mae Marcum. She was united in marriage to Carlos Carloftis who preceded her in death. She was the mother of Carcille Carloftis Burchette and husband Clyde of Corbin; George Carlos “Buzz” Carloftis of Livingston; Koula Carloftis Shivel and husband David of London; Betsy Carloftis Overbey and her late husband Freddie of Livingston, Kentucky; Robert Dustan “Dusty” Carloftis and wife Toni of Corbin, Kentucky; and Jon Carloftis of Lexington, Kentucky; the grandmother of Laura Whitney, Koula Verda (Chris), Carly Rae (Lyle), John Zachary (Sallee Beth), Betsy Lucille (Gary), Carlo David, Emma Kate and Ellie Jane; the great-grandmother of Charlie Anna, Gatlin Jude and Bennie Belle.

Lucille was the co-owner of Fort Sequoyah Indian Village and Rockcastle River Trading Company and a member of Livingston Baptist Church.

Lucille Bowling Carloftis departed this life on March 5, 2020 being 92 years and 20 days of age.

Pallbearers: Buzz Carloftis, Dusty Carloftis, Jon Carloftis, Clyde Burchette, Baxter Bledsoe, Bobby Joe Roberts, Mike McKinney, Roger Fristoe, John Zach Burchette, Carlo David Shivel, Chris Knox, Lyle James and Gary Lopez.