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Lucy Brown Godbey, 86, Casey County, KY (1929-2015)

She was a popular waitress at the The Village Restaurant in Liberty, KY, for over 30 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Liberty, KY. She enjoyed flowers, red birds, and playing bingo. She was the matriarch of a very large, highly respected Casey County family, the daughter of the late Marion & Myrtie McDonald Byrd and the widow of William T. "Bill" Godbey. She leaves 61 direct living descendants.
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Lucy Brown Godbey, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Liberty Care Center, Liberty, KY. She was 86.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, May 2, 2015, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Homer Hecht officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethelridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Friday, May 1, 2015, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

Lucy Brown Godbey, 86, Casey County, KY (1929-2015)

Born Friday, March 29, 1929, in Casey Co., KY, she was a daughter of the late Marion and Myrtie McDonald Byrd. She died Monday, April 27, 2015, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, at the age of 86 years and 29 days.

She was a waitress at The Village Restaurant for over 30 years. Lucy was a member of the First Christian Church. She enjoyed flowers, red birds, and playing Bingo.

Survivors include the following:
  • Her three sons: James (Sally) Brown of Bowling Green, KY; Robert Brown of Liberty, KY; and Roger (Lisa) Brown of London, KY

  • Her six daughters: Helen Woodrum of Liberty, KY; Phyllis Hamm of Liberty, KY; Donna (Gary) Taylor of Lawrenceburg, KY; Darlene (Jerry) Lee of Liberty, KY; Norma "Genie" (Craig) Atwood of Liberty, KY; and Carol (Kim) Williams of Liberty, KY

  • Brother: Otha Byrd

  • Sisters, Rose Lampton, Sara Deel, Ruth Regensberger, Betty Abney, Shirley Fritsch, Arlie Cundiff, and Mary Alice Stephens

  • Twenty-one grandchildren

  • Thirty-one great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William T. "Bill" Godbey, who passed away on May 20, 1990; brother, Sherman Byrd; and sisters, Anna Marie Flener and Ruby Overstreet.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook available online at

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