Billy and Sidonie Watson of Ledbetter, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Carolyn Sue Watson, to Judge Christopher Shea Nickell, son of Carl Duane “Red” and Anna June Nickell of Paducah, Ky.
Dr. Watson is the granddaughter of the late Antoine and Severine Gauzargues of Arles, France, and the late Ray and Lucille Watson of Marion, Ky. Dr. Watson is a 1977 honor graduate of Livingston Central High School in Burna, Ky.; a 1982 honor graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Ky.; and a 1987 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology in 1992, serving as chief resident, and also completed a fellowship in cytopathology in 1993 at the University of Louisville affiliated hospitals. Dr. Watson is a partner with Pathology Associates of Paducah, PSC, serving on the medical staffs of Western Baptist Hospital and Lourdes Hospital.
Judge Nickell is the grandson of the late Ernest and Patsy Starrett of Paducah, Ky., and the late Thomas Reese and Sybil Nickell of Paducah, Ky. Judge Nickell is a 1977 honor graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah, Ky.; a 1981 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.; and a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Judge Nickell serves on the 14-member Kentucky Court of Appeals, representing Division 1 of the First Judicial District, which is comprised of the 24 westernmost counties of the Commonwealth.
The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Heartland Worship Center, located at 4777 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah, Ky. A reception will follow at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. All friends and relatives are invited. Only out-of-state invitations are being sent.