DEXTER -- James "J.C." Beaird, 71, died Jan. 8, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter.
Born June 25, 1935, in Malden, son of the late Leland and Alma Bates Beaird, he had lived in Alabama and South Carolina before moving to Dexter 16 years ago. He was a retired farmer and bridge construction worker and attended the Dexter Methodist Church.
On Dec. 9, 1984, in Kansas City, he married Marcia Cravens Bain, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mandy Bain and Robert and Josie Bain, all of Kosciusko, Miss.; two sons and one daughter from a previous marriage; and two grandchildren, Kati Bain and Kyle Bain of Kosciusko.
One brother, Eulen Beaird, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter. The Rev. Louie Lowe of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.