Loretta Beam, 80, of, Nebo, NC, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Autumn Care of Marion. She was born in Avery County, NC, to the late David Thomas Dellinger and Gertrude Nicole Burleson Dellinger.
Mrs. Beam is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Fred Beam, Jr.; and two brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by a son Jay Beam, wife Linda, of Nebo, Steve Beam, wife Virginia, of Forest City, Danita Gibbs, husband Joseph, of Nebo, Donna Thomas, husband Keith, of Marion, Patricia Simon, husband Dean, of Lawndale; Grandchildren Steve, Jr., Joshua, Jakan, Nikki, Zach, Xandi, Zach Thomas, Devon Thomas, Jamie Crist, and Shawna Khan,; and eight Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 4, 2011 at McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Mark Lawing, and Rev. Steve Beam officiating. Visitation will be Thursday February 3, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Interment will be at Hillcrest Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.
Words of comfort may be shared with the Beam family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com