Funeral services for 93-year-old Alice “Lavina” P’Poole Marlowe will be held on Thursday, August 19 at 11 a.m. in Goodwin Funeral Home of Cadiz.

Burial will follow at Blue Spring Church Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Visitation will be on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Goodwin Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, Ray and wife, Peggy, of Cadiz; Tim and wife,

Lynn, of Cadiz; and Rickie of Phenix City, Alabama; a daughter, Janice and husband, Bridgie, of Princeton; two daughters-in-law, Diane Marlowe of Cadiz, and Karen Marlowe of Frankfort; a brother, Gayle P’Poole of

Eddyville; two sisters, Phyllis Wood of Princeton, and Sue Moore of San

Bernadino, California; as well as nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, “Doc” Edward; father, Herman Edward and mother, Anne Louise Hall; son, Roger; two brothers, Jimmy and Eddie; two sisters, Margaret Adams and Anne Gray; and grandson, Matthew.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Marlowe, Nicholas Marlowe, Edward Marlowe, Damon “Dooders” Marlowe, Jamie Stewart and Dennis Dickerson. Bro. Bob McIntosh will officiate, with Freddy Smith tabbed for music. Two honorary pallbearers will be Arron Kreilick and John Grigsby III.

Marlowe died at 1:20 p.m., August 16, 2021, in Caldwell County Hospital in Princeton of natural causes.

Born March 24, 1928 in Trigg County, Marlowe was a long-time member of

Hurricane Baptist Church, and for nearly six decades, she and her family lived near the intersection of Hurricane and Princeton roads.

She served the Little River Baptist Association as its custodian — among

many other duties — for 23 years, retiring on June 7, 2015 at age 87.

And this wasn’t the only job she took on later in life. After raising five

children and seeing them of age, Marlowe earned her driver’s license through Kentucky’s “55 Alive” plan and secured her high-school equivalency

after age 70, as the oldest GED graduate in her class. Working early mornings (and sometimes doubles), she helped raise more children at Kreative Kampus Day Care in Cadiz.

A volunteer with Helping Hands and the Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary,

Marlowe quilted incessantly in her remaining free time and worked puzzles — particularly word puzzles — until she’d nod off to sleep.

“Memaw,” as she was quaintly termed by the clan, loved “AM radio” gospel music, her family, and Jesus Christ — and not always in that order.

During her later years, Marlowe was a frequent flier of the Trigg County

Senior Citizens Center, and it didn’t take long for her to become a near-permanent fixture in its group meals and programming.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Trigg County Senior

Citizens Center, c/o Sissy Lawrence, 127 Joy Lane, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211

The funeral service will be live streamed at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021, on our YouTube channel at the following link:

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