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Beverly Lynn Swartz Hobbs

Beverly Lynn Swartz Hobbs, 61, died on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. She was born in Montgomery County on Aug. 27, 1950 to John W. and Mary Grace Crouch Swartz.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Hobbs; her children: Mary (Kevin) Robinson, David Michael (Shasta) Kessler, Allison Sanders and Emmett Hobbs; her grandchildren: Will Allison, Mary Reese Sanders, Leann Baker, Glena Grace Kessler and Cade Wood Kessler; several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Rachel Gerlaugh Walters; a special nephew, Thomas Gerlaugh; one brother, John Swartz; and four sisters: Deborah Malone, Verlene Kilgore, Pam Gerlaugh and Kim Swartz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W and Mary Grace Swartz; and one brother, Thomas Gregg Swartz.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Vice officiating. Burial followed in the Longview Cemetery, Bethel. Pallbearers were Brent Hobbs, Bradley Trussell, Austin Swartz, Tommy Gerlaugh, Jason Vice, Blake Hobbs, Gary Kilgore Jr. and Jackson Malone. Honorary bearers were Nate Allison, Chrissy Hunt, Shawn Walters, Adam Baker and R.T. Massey. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Anna Elizabeth Atkinson Craig

Anna Elizabeth Atkinson Craig, widow of Alton C. Craig, passed from this life on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. She was born in Carlisle on Mar. 14, 1918 to the late Walter Stephenson and Ethel Wade Atkinson. She was a 1938 graduate of Carlisle High School and graduate of Fugazzie Business College. Ann worked at the Deposit Bank of Carlisle, as a clerk for the Selective Service in Lexington and was employed in the office of JC Penny in Maysville. She attended Hagar School of Cosmetology and operated her hair salon for 20 years. Ann was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Fairview. She served as a Sunday school teacher, pianist, organist and in many organizations in church.

Ann is survived by a brother, Orville "Bus"(Mary) Atkinson, and very special nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a dear sister-in-law, Kay Atkinson of Florence; a dear cousin, Jean Powers of Lexington; and a special friend, Jean Darrell of Carlisle.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Frances Collinsworth, Alma Atkinson and Dorothy Hamm; two brothers: Julian "Jack" and Walter Stephenson, Jr.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Fairview at 2 pm on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 with Bro Todd Wiley officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Leet, Bill Atkinson, John Campbell, Darrin Dotson, Brandon Hatton and Kyle Stacey. Honorary bearers were Julian Hunt, John Bryant, Galen Tolliver, Dr. Adnan Ahmed, Sunday School Class and Miranda Club Homemakers. Contributions may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, Route 1, Ewing, Ky. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Opal Lillian Mattox Jolly

Opal Lillian Mattox Jolly, 73, of Ewing passed this life on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home. She is the widow of Earvin "Whitey" Jolly and was born in Fleming County on Apr. 9, 1938 to George C. and Stella Perkins Mattox.

She is survived by five children: Rusty (Paula) Jolly, Earvin Jolly, Sandy Cooper (David Fleming), Denver Jolly, and Darlene Jolly; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers: John Acey Mattox of New Albany, Indiana and Stanley Paul (Glenda) Mattox, of California; and two sisters: Wanda Lee (Jesse) Royse and Sylvia Elaine (John) Presley, both of Georgetown.

Preceding her in death are a brother, George Mattox; and a sister, Violet "Tootsie" Lowe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Price Brothers Funeral Home in Elizaville with the Rev. Jerry Boling officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizaville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Benjamin Franklin Howard

Benjamin Franklin Howard, 76, of Ewing passed this life on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home. He was born in Carlisle on Aug. 25, 1935 to Orville and Ira Buchanan Howard and was a retired farmer.

He is survived by one son, Darrell Howard; one daughter, Rita Mynear and husband Rondald; and two grandsons, Derrick Mynear (Amber Allen) and Jason Mynear (Ashley Allen). Also surviving are four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vivian (Kenneth) Harper and Eva (Russell) Harper.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Opal Clinkenbeard.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.20, 2011 at Price Brothers Funeral Home in Elizaville with the Rev. Gaylord Gillespie officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

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