Honorable Circuit Judge Eddie C. Lovelace, 78, Albany, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Clinton County February 9, 1934, the son of the late Ampia “Amp” Lovelace and Flonnie Brown Lovelace. He received his BA from the University of Kentucky in 1956, his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1960, he served as Albany City Attorney from 1961 to 1965, Clinton County Attorney from 1965 to 1969, Commonwealth Attorney from 1969 to 1992, Circuit Judge for Clinton, Russell, and Wayne Counties from 1992 to 2002 and Circuit Judge for Clinton, Cumberland and Monroe Counties from 2002 to 2012. He was named Outstanding Trial Judge of the year in 1995, was a member of UKAN Advocates of the University of Kentucky, member of the Albany Lions Club for over 30 years, five as president, was a member of Albany Masonic Lodge from 1972 (Grand Master 1986, Deputy Grand Master 1987-88, Grand Senior Deacon Masonic Lodge of Kentucky 1988-89), a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Cumberland Area Development Council, the Kosair Shrine, Lexington Consistory Scottish Rites, and also taught adult men’s Sunday School at Albany First Baptist Church and received first place in Kentucky State Speak Up Jaycee Contest.
Judge Lovelace is survived by his wife, Joyce Davis Lovelace; his mother, Flonnie Brown Lovelace; his daughter, Karen (and Bob) Talbott; his son, Chris (and Carolyn) Lovelace, all of Albany; also five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Albany First Baptist Church with final resting place in Memorial Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Campbell-New Funeral Home of Albany. Online condolences at www.campbell-new.com.