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Beatrice Ruby Collings Anthony

Beatrice Ruby Collings Anthony, 95, widow of the late Merrill Bernard Anthony, died Thursday December 5, 2019 at Baptist Health, Lexington, KY.

She was born and raised in Hopkins, Michigan but spent the majority of her adult life in St. Joseph, Louisiana.  She was a retired television assembly technician for Motorola.  She was a wonderful mother and enjoyed her cats.  She was a member of the Garden Club, the United Methodist Church of St. Joseph, Louisiana and attended the Antioch Christian Church, Lexington, KY.

She is survived by two children, James Merrill (Brenda Granger) Anthony and Sandra Lynn Anthony (Chris) Swayze, M.D.; two grandchildren, Tina (John) Ford and Brian (Ryan) Combs; four great grandchildren, James Hawsey IV, Brandon Hawsey, Christina Ford and Roan Combs; six great great grandchildren, Amber Hawsey, Destiny McBrayer, Leah Hawsey, Aiden Hawsey, James Hawsey V and Caleb Hawsey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Marc Russell Anthony; her parents, Ziba Joseph and Ruby Elizabeth Packer Collings and three brothers, James Collings, Frank Collings and Eugene Collings.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday December 15, 2019 at the Antioch Christian Church, 5362 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY by Rev. Jeff Sames.

A gathering of friends and family will be from 2:00 PM Sunday December 15, 2019 until the time of the service.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Antioch Christian Church, 5362 Lexington Rd., Lexington, KY 40511.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.

The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.


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