Gladys Mae "Sissy" Seaman Beam, 85 of Fort Smith passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born July 5, 1928 in Van Buren to the late Edgar and Pearl Seaman. Mrs. Beam was a Homemaker and was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church where she taught the 6th Grade Girls Sunday School Class. She loved teaching and taught at Mother's Day Out at First Baptist Church, the Arkansas Baptist Assembly in Siloam Springs, and MOPS at Eastside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband John Beam.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2013 at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.
She is survived by her daughter Renna Kay Rodden and her husband J.C. of Ft. Smith, her son J. Emmett Beam and his wife Crystal of Corinth, Maine, two grandchildren Johnathon and his wife Shonna and Jack E. Rodden and his wife Brittany all of Ft. Smith, five great grandchildren; Elizabeth and Spencer Rodden, Danielle Rodden, and Suann Downing and her husband Josh of Elkins, her sister Bettie Kelly of Fayetteville, GA, a step-brother, John Harvey Dunn of Georgetown, TX, and two nieces; Jo Evelyn Brown of Brooks, GA and Elaine K. Kelly of Boynton Beach, FL two great nieces; Kelly Jo Anderson and Lisa Hyman, and two great nephews; Michael Brown and Jason Hyman.
Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Peachtree Hospice 2910 Jenny Lind Ft. Smith, AR 72901 or to Grand Avenue Baptist Church 3900 Grand Ave. Ft. Smith, AR 72904.