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Ira L. Pollard

Ira L. "Dinger" Pollard joined our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015. A Florida resident, born and raised in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Charlie and Alice Pollard of Carlisle. Ira dedicated his life to the tobacco and horse industry. Upon retiring he accompanied his daughter, Diane A. Pollard Lewis, son-in-law Joseph G. Lewis, grandsons Michael and Brandon Lewis, and great-grandsons Dylan and Ryan Lewis to live out his life in Florida.
In addition to his daughter and her family, Ira is survived by his sisters: Sarah F. Pollard, Janie Pollard, and Anna Belle Pollard Morris; along with his brothers, Henry and Jackie Pollard, of whom all reside in Kentucky. Ira also had numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.
Private funeral services for the family will be observed in Florida.

Vivian Dalphine Rawlings Given

Vivian Dalphine Rawlings Given, 89, formerly of Maysville, died on Apr. 12, 2015 at Grayson Manor in Leitchfield. Mrs. Given was the widow of Harold Gilbert "Jess" Rawlings, her first husband, and of William Given, her second husband. Born in Paris on February 23, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Samuel Russell Barlow and Elizabeth Carr Barlow.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, a graduate of Transylvania where she performed in the choir, and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was a school teacher for 28 years in New Richmond, Ohio.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Shirley Rawlings, and granddaughter, Jessica Rawlings Cain (Adam) both of Clarkson; and four great-grandchildren: Breanna, Kerrigan, Adasyn, and Tate; and one great-great-granddaughter, Kylie. Also surviving are a step-daughter, Gay Shale of Mt. Sterling; two step-grandchildren, Michael and Brianna; and two step-great-grandchildren, Haley and Layne.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Donald Russell Rawlings; and her brother, Samuel R. Barlow II.
Funeral services for Vivian Given were held at the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery.

James Douglas Jolly

James Douglas "Doug" Jolly, 84, husband of Mary Bailey Jolly, passed away on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Born in Fleming County on Dec. 9, 1930, Doug was a son of the late George Thomas and Lillie May Fryman Jolly, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a life-long farmer, a custodian for many years to several local churches, and member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle.
Also surviving are a son, Roger Darrell (Jennie) Jolly of Cynthiana; two brothers: Franklin (Ann) Jolly of Carlisle, and Donald (Naomi) Jolly of North Middletown; and special great-niece nephews: Brittney, Jordan, and Nicky Hackworth.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Jolly; a sister, Jeanette Jolly; and two stillborn brothers.
Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 20, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Carlisle by the Rev. Micah Spicer and the Rev. Kevin Thomas. Burial with military honors followed in the Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Danny Howard, Jeff Jolly, Richard Jolly, Tim Jolly, Gene Kelley, and Allen Sparks. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Carlisle, 345 North Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311. Arrangements were under the direction of Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home. Condolences are available at www.mathersgaunce.com.

Bettie Florence Livingood

Bettie Florence Livingood, age 90, of Carlisle died on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015, at the Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Born in Harrison County on Apr. 24, 1924 to the late Charles Oscar and Cora Fryman Florence, she was a farmer, a homemaker, an avid cook, a gardener, and a quilter. Mrs. Livingood was a member of the Saltwell United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, a janitor, and the Methodist Women's President and secretary.
She is survived by two daughters: Rita (Mike) Dalton of Middlesboro, and Sue (David) Stasa of Carlisle; two grandchildren: Heather (Craig) Callen of Cumberland Gap, and Kevin (Donna) Miller of Cynthiana; three great-grandchildren: Jami Miller, Jaden Miller, and Cade Callen; a brother in-law, the Rev. Howard Livingood of Carlisle; and two sisters-in-law: Dale Florence of Paris, and Frances Florence of Cynthiana.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Monroe Livingood; five brothers and sisters-in-laws: Leon (Ruth) Florence, Vernon (Lizzie) Florence, Paxton (Lillian) Florence, Everett (Dorothy) Florence, and Charles Florence, Jr.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Armilda (Bob) Mastin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015 at Ware Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Livingood. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saltwell United Methodist Church c/o Joyce Smith 670 Morning Glory Road, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031. View and sign the guestbook at www.warefuneralhome.com.

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