James “Tater” Mattingly
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Funeral services for James “Tater” Mattingly, 84, of Eddyville, were conducted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the Kuttawa United Methodist Church.

Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of all the arrangements.

Dr. Glenn Sowards and Rev. Jim Keegan officiated at the services. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton, with Military Rites.

Mr. Mattingly died on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 7:10 p.m., in the VA Nursing Home in Marion, Ill., following a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Mattingly was the son of the late Boyce and Mabel James Mattingly.

Mr. Mattingly previously worked for Mason Hanger Company in Ft. Campbell; had been a construction employee for Wasson Construction during the building of Barkley Dam; had been an employee of Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville; and had operated his own Taxi Cab service in Old Eddyville; was an active member of the Kuttawa United Methodist Church, and was past chairman of the administrative council of the church; was a WWII Navy veteran; was a charter and life member of Unit #118 of the Disabled American Veterans in Benton; was a charter member of the American Legion Chapter #68 in Kuttawa; and was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Lucian “Red” Mattingly.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joyce Thomason Mattingly, who worked at LBL/TVA for many years; two sisters, Ella Major Jennings of Eddyville; and Anna Kathryn St. Cin of Highland, Ill.; and two nieces, Sherry Mattingly Anderson of Paducah, and Dianna St. Cin of Miner, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Fund, Kuttawa United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Kuttawa, KY 42055.
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