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COVEY, Lella Vic and William

Lella Vic (Billie) Covey, 92, passed away in the early morning hours of April 16, 2016. Lella was born on October 24, 1923, in Shopville Comunity, the daughter of the late Victor Emmitt and Lella Inabnitt Randall. A graduate of Shopville High School in 1941 followed by business school in Somerset, KY, she became a civil service employee at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. On March 17, 1949, she married William B. Covey. She worked in various secretarial jobs in Dayton and later in Troy, OH, where she became a legal secretary at Faust, Harrelson, Fulker & McCarthy. In 1975, she and her husband relocated to Tucson, AZ, where she worked for several attorneys until retirement. Lella is survived by her daughter, Vicki Lloyd Covey, and beloved grandson, Jackson William Covey, of Tucson, AZ. She is also survived by granddaughters, Alison Haines Marien (Paul) of Parker, CO, and Erin Haines Thigpen (Bryan) of Riverside, CA; three nieces, Joyce Byrge of Lincoln, IL, Johnie Rogers (Glen) and Jana Burton, both of Somerset, KY, and one nephew, David Scott Burton (Sandy), also of Somerset, KY. Lella was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William B. Covey passed away November 26, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ovid Lee Randall, and two sisters, Laura Bea Poynter and Lola Maxine Burton. Funeral Services will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at EASTLAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Palms Cemetery.