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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mary Beacham

Thursday, November 21, 2002

BERNIE - Mary Magdalene Beacham, 83, died Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare.

Born Feb. 9, 1919, in Darden, Tenn., daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Nomie Haggard Wise, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie.

On Aug. 19, 1936, at Senath, she married Lawson Snider Beacham who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1993.

Survivors include: one son, Lawson S. Beacham Jr. of Hot Springs, Ark., two daughters, Virginia A. Williams of Bentonville, Ark., and Dorothy M. Ellsworth of Dexter; and five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Presley Wise, Hershel Wise and P.H. Wise Jr.; and two sisters, Lossie Henry and Adelene Wise.

Visitation is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Gerald Dale Shearon will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.