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Lorene Caulk, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1932-2017)

She was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. She was an entrepreneur, the former owner of Little People Daycare. She was a pioneer in education as a teacher's aid at the first kindergarten program in the Campbellsville Independent School District. In all, her career in childcare spanned over half a century. She was a member of a highly regarded Taylor County family. She was born New Year's Eve, 1932, She was the daughter of the late Thomas Close & Alice Hudgins Close of Green County, KY, and the widow of Bobby Caulk, her husband of over 59 years. She leaves 21 direct living descendants.
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Lorene Caulk, 84, of Campbellsville, KY, died Friday, July 7, 2017 in Campbellsville.

The funeral service will be at 9amCT/10amET, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Ken Forman. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, 200 Block of W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.


Lorene Caulk, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1932-2017)


Lorene Caulk was the daughter of the late Thomas Close & Alice Hudgins Close. She was born December 31, 1932, in Green County, KY. She died Friday, July 7, 2017 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 84 years, six months, and seven days.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. Lorene was former owner of Little People Daycare. She was a teacher's aid at the first kindergarten program at Campbellsville Independent School and had worked as a childcare provider for over 50 years.

She united in marriage to Bobby Caulk February 10, 1949. He preceded her in death June 28, 2008.

She is survived by:
  • Two sons and three daughters: Doug Caulk and wife, Patty; Cheryl Magers and husband, Gary; Jeanne Brown and husband, E.G ., Chris Caulk and Libby Caulk all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Casey Graves and husband, David of Lexington, KY; Carrie Caulk of Cincinnati, Ohio; Kristen Brockman of San Francisco, CA; Emily Caulk, Alice Gaines, Vivian Grace Caulk, all of Campbellsville, KY; Truman Caulk of Shelbyville, KY; and Jessica Bohanon and husband, Eric of Louisville, KY

  • Eight great grandchildren: Cooper Bohanon, Jillie Bohanon, Reed Graves, Clay Graves, Braxton Tucker, Darcy Parker, Scarlett Parker and Hannah Smith

  • One sister and one brother: Marilyn Sue Holmes of Campbellsville, KY; and Russell Close and wife, Fay Carol of Tuscan, AZ

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steve Allen Caulk; a granddaughter, Kelsi Brown; ten sisters and two brothers: Phyllis Milby, Lula Rae Mitchell, Faye Sallee, Marcella Close, Dean Close, Bobby Close, Wanda Stone, Dorothy Davis, Frances Benningfield, Betty Chick, Nancy Druin and Helena Warren.

Send condolences to the family of Lorene Caulk

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Kentucky Cystic Fibrosis and may be made at the funeral home.


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Lorene Caulk, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1932-2017)



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