Condolence & Memory Journal

So Sorry for your loss JP

Posted by Lisa Elliott - Owensboro, KY - Friend   November 03, 2018

Alpha Jo was one of those special friends in days at Central High School in Columbia. TN. We have not had contact in many years but have so many special memories of days long past. Enjoyed reading of the extensive list of things she had done and ways she has served others. Of these, I am not surprised. She was a special person.

Posted by William McClellan - Lubbock, TX - Friend   October 30, 2018

So sorry to hear of coach Luallen passing .She was a huge influence to me during my time at DCHS.

Posted by Terri Cain-Coffin - FLORENCE, SC - Student   October 27, 2018

Alpha Jo was a real gem. She made a lasting impression on me while attending DCHS. Her kindness and generosity of spirit will carry on. Sending my condolences to all who adored her.

Posted by Kerribeth Elliott - Portland, OR - Student   October 21, 2018

Coach Luallen had a wonderful influence on my life, she was a true Pioneer (Transylvania) I was supposed to see her the day she died and I always be sorry I didn't get that opportunity, just to thank her again for all she did for me and how much it meant. She not only taught me basketball but she showed me what a strong
Independent, loving woman looked like. She started the girls basketball program and raised a family and paved the way for women who could do and have it all! I wish the world had more people like her, she will always be remembered in our hearts with love, Janet Mattingly

Posted by Janet Mattingly - Lexington, KY - Student   October 19, 2018

Sure gonna miss BoBo. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers and love to all of the family.

Posted by Shelley and Josh Brust - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   October 16, 2018

Mary Lynne, So sorry to see that you lost your mom. Take care and keep those memories in your heart.❤

Posted by Sondra Mattingly - El Dorado Hills, CA - Friend   October 16, 2018

Scott, so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Bill Walker - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   October 16, 2018

I'm so very sorry to hear of Ms. Luallen's passing. She was one of my favorite teachers at DCHS (Class of '87). I remember her witty way of teaching and her wise counsel. Gifted, loving, and a pillar - truly. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Carol Kaufmann - Alexandria, VA - Student   October 16, 2018

We would like to express our deepest sympothy to the family. We would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to Bobo for all the love and kindness you always showed so easily to our son Noah. He thought the world of you...
Michelle & Lee Smith

Posted by Michelle Smith - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   October 16, 2018

She was a very good friend,, CHS classmate of 1956 and we attended Central Christian Church Columbia,TN. My prayers are with her family.

Posted by Richard Smith - Columbia, TN - Friend   October 16, 2018

Dear Mary Lynne, Scott and JP, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such an amazing lady. She is a part of so many cherished memories from my childhood. FCC won't be the same without her. I hope she received my card last week. I wanted her to know how much she had touched my life. She was a tremendous source of comfort and strength when I lost my Dad and two of my brothers. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Paula (Hedges) Garrott - Henderson, KY - Friend   October 16, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this!! You guys are in my prayers!!!

Posted by Sallie Andrews(Overstreet) - Brunswick, GA - Family Friend   October 16, 2018

To Mary Lynn, Scott and J.P. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope your doing o.k. I will forever be a better person for knowing your mom. She treated so many people with so much love, the world will miss her dearly as I know you all will.

Posted by Robert Simon - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   October 16, 2018

I remember when I was first told that your Mom was having health issues back in August. I would have never thought she would be gone so soon. I know that she was a vital part of your family and will be terribly missed by so many people. It has to make you smile that she spent her life touching so many with her love, compassion and warmth. What a wonderful woman she was and what a legacy she created! My heart goes out to you, Marylynn, and to all who were graced with her presence. From what I know about your Mom and from reading all of these nice words from people that she touched, I can honestly say she was very well thought of and her life really mattered and made a difference in the 80 years she had on this earth. God bless everyone that knew and loved this amazing woman.

Posted by Sharon Volk - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 16, 2018

Mary Lynne and Elee - So sorry for your loss! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Karen Higdon

Posted by Karen Higdon Higdon - Owensboro, KY - Teacher   October 16, 2018

So sorry for your loss. She was an awesome mentor and teacher to many. She was my basketball coach and teacher back in the late 70s. I never forgot her...she was my favorite at DCHS.

Posted by Terry Riley    October 16, 2018

Mary Lynn, so sorry to hear about your mom's passing! Praying for you all!

Posted by Amanda Clark Jennings - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 16, 2018

To the family and friends of this dear lady I know you are very sad. She was a wonderful soul that God shared with me while in high school. A true friend she became! Was very blessed to touch base with each other through the years. I can still hear that sweet laugh of hers! Her photo says it all! She shared smiles along her journey! I loved being the manager for the basketball team! She loved the team and put her heart and soul into each one. I'm going to miss you for awhile! See you soon , sweet lady!!

Posted by Gina Harrison - Owensboro, KY - Student   October 16, 2018

Marylynn and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember BoBo as your cool mom, a friend and a beautiful soul. Marylynn you got all the same great qualities like your mom. I will keep you all in my prayers. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Posted by Lana Leibfried - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 16, 2018

Mary Lynn and family, I so sorry for your loss . Your mom was a wonderful person and will be missed . Will keep you and your family in thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Terri Bailey - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 16, 2018

This was one of the best teacher and friend I ever had in School (1984) cause she showed me that there was more to live then just being a big kid. She made me feel that we all was very important and none was left of for now reason and I will miss her but will see her again in heaven, my prayers are with you all and God will give you all wonderful mercy upon this day. God Bless You All. Class of 1984. Stephen Buter.

Posted by Stephen Butler - Hartford, KY - Student   October 16, 2018

Scott, Mary Lynne and JP-
So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was one of a kind and I loved her! Heaven is rejoicing for her arrival! She will be missed by so many! I'll be praying for all of you-

Posted by Shannon Roberts Bailes - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 15, 2018

Alpha Jo was my PE teacher in Lexington when she first began teaching She was a beloved teacher, and I will never forget her. It was synchronicity when we met again in Owensboro. I can't say enough good things about her--Heaven is a better place for her and this planet is a poorer place without her. RIP Alpha Jo, you are very missed!

Posted by J /C - Louisville, KY   October 15, 2018

Dear Mary Lynn,
I already miss your mom. I know you do too. She was a good, sweet, fun soul. Her beautiful spirit made all want to be near her. I loved watching her teach Sunday School. It amazed me to see her stand up to teach the entire class period.
You, your brothers, and the rest of your family are in my prayers.
With sympathy and love,
Mary Cox Yerington

Posted by Mary Cox Yerington - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 15, 2018