Washington County Obits





James "Fred" Carrico, 66, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home in Booneville, Kentucky.

Fred was born May 5, 1953, in Lebanon, a son to Jimmie and Rebecca Carrico. He was a native of Springfield, but had lived in Louisville for many years before residing in Booneville. He was a graduate of Washington County High School, Class of 1971, and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1977. While at the University of Kentucky, he was a charter founding member and President of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He was also a member of the Owsley County Action Team and the Booneville Lion's Club. Fred was a pharmacist for Walgreens Drug Stores in Louisville for over 30 years before co-founding Booneville Discount Drugs.

Along with his parents, Jimmie and Rebecca Carrico of Springfield, he is survived by two sons, Matt Carrico of Booneville/Louisville, and Frank (Samantha) Carrico of Louisville; one daughter, Kathleen (Brent) Foreman of Louisville; two brothers, Jerry (Becky) Carrico of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and Glen Carrico of Hendersonville, Tennessee; four sisters, Ella (Mike) Elliott of Springfield, Gayle (Donnie) Hamilton of Bardstown, Pat (Steve) Schindler, and Sheila Carrico, both of Lexington; six grandchildren, Brad and Ryleigh Carrico, Destiny Chandler, Logan, Connor, and Ashton Foreman; numerous nieces and nephews, and many other loving family members and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita Habich Carrico, on June 30, 2009.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Booneville Funeral Home, in Booneville. A second visitation was held at Highlands Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 7. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Highlands Funeral Home in Louisville. Fred was laid to rest in the Cave Hill Cemetery located in Louisville.

Donations may be made in Fred's memory to the Booneville Lion's Club, and/or the Owsley County Action Team. P.O. Box 749 Booneville, KY 41314, in care of Cale Turner.

(SS Wed Oct 16, 2019)



Richard Leo Graves Jr. 82, of Cane Run Rd., Springfield, died at 4:06 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at Signature at Colonial in Bardstown.

Born March 5, 1937, in Washington County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Leo and Mary Etta Smith Graves Sr.; two sons, Richard Michael Graves, Jan. 25, 1959, and Thomas Larry Graves, Feb. 16, 1989; two sisters, Effie Graves and Margaret Hagan; and two brothers, Joseph and Jimmy Graves.

He was a lifelong farmer, had worked at Washington County Co-op Tobacco Warehouse and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and had attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Bland Graves; three sons, Billy (Gloria) Graves, Steve (Lorie Bowling) and Gary (Becky) Graves, all of Springfield; four sisters, Alma Cambron and Anna Catherine Smith, both of Springfield, Louise Duggins of Mt. Washington, and Martha Pedigo of Louisville; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct.14, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons, Billy, Steve, Gary, Brent, Brian and Steven Graves.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 till 8 p.m. and again from 7 a.m. till 9:15 a.m. Monday morning.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 16, 2019)



Larry Lamar Higginbotham, 76, of Ashley Ave., Springfield, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 26, 1943, in Gadsden, Alabama, he was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Ellis and Iris Bagley Higginbotham; his wife, Sandra Gail "Sandy" Christerson Higginbotham, Aug. 21, 2017; and two brothers, Jerry Higginbotham and Kenny Bradley.

He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Vietnam War, had been a chef at Diamond Harbor Inn, owned and operated along with his wife Sandy the Snappy Grill in Springfield, worked at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home for several years, was a City of Springfield police officer, was a Washington County Deputy Sheriff, worked as a Washington County Deputy Jailer and last worked in the warehouse and as a driver at Helena Chemical Co. in Springfield.

He is survived by a son, Bradd (Kem) Higginbotham of Lenoir, North Carolina; a daughter, Shannon Pokrandt of Pensacola, Florida; a sister, Sandy Saksteder of Louisville; five grandchildren, Brittany Brown, Travis and Courtney Pokrandt, Nicole and Brady Higginbotham; and a great grandchild, Mikeal Brown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel officiating. Cremation will follow services.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clay McNeil, Connie Fowler, Benny and Steve Wheatley, Ralph Tennill and Brad Langford.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Bethlehem Cemetery with military honors conducted by Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 3 till 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and again from 7 a.m. till time of services Saturday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home who is entrusted with arrangements.

(SS Wed Oct 16, 2019)