dovie 6 11 17SACRAMENTO, Ky. — Dovie L. Settles Rickard passed away Friday morning at 6:20 a.m. at home with her children by her side. Dovie was born March 9, 1929 along with her twin Lovie to Earl and Winnie Settles in Cherry Hill near Central City, Ky. Survivors are an older sister Dorothy Stirsman of Central City and a younger sister Betty Jane Carter of Louisville, Ky. They were raised in Cherry Hill and attended Cherry Hill School. She would tell stories where their dad would take them to school in their wagon or they would walk if the weather was good. Dovie loved sports – Atlanta Braves and Kentucky basketball, volunteered at Senior Center and loved her church

Dovie was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Winnie Settles and two sisters Marjorie Earlene and Lovie J. Gish.

She was married to Samuel C. (Zeak) Rickard of Sacramento for 15 years. They had three children Randall C. (Sheila) Rickard, Angie (Larry) Stewart and Terri (Mike) Rickard. She had five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday June 12 at Cherry Hill Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Donnie Wilkins and Rev. Wendell Wood. Dovie will lie in state at the church Monday from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time. Burial will be at Cherry Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family ask to donate to Cherry Hill Cemetery Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com

 

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