Zulene Osborne Beam, 77, of Morganton, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at her residence. She was born on May 6, 1935 in Avery County.
Mrs. Beam was a member of Laurel Haven Baptist Church in Morganton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Beam; sister, Carrie Burleson; and brothers, Grady, Dock, Ike, Charlie, Frank and Dave Osborne. She is survived by her daughters, Gail Wakefield of Newton, Kathy McLean and husband, Michael of Morganton and Patricia Parker and husband, Johnnie of Morganton; sons, Larry Beam of Spruce Pine and Gary Beam and his wife, Irene of Morganton; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at Laurel Haven Baptist Church with the Reverend Ed Lawing. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, February 21, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton.
Pallbearers honoring Mrs. Beam are AJ Rafferty, Guy Huffman, Justin Bryant, Jacob Wyatt, Jamie Hoyle and Joseph Beam.
Online condolences may be sent to the Beam family at www.kirkseymorganton.com.