Burl Beckham, 84, of Paris, Mo. passed away on Jan. 11,
2007, at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
First Baptist Church in Paris, Mo. Rev. Wesley Hammond will
Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12 noon Saturday until time of
service at the church.
Mr. Beckham was born on Oct. 29, 1922, in Mt. Vernon to
John N. and Nellie Pearl (Grigsby) Beckham. He married
Geneva Richards on Feb. 27, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.
Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife Geneva Beckham of
Paris, Mo.; daughter Linda Redington of Murfreesboro, Tenn.;
sons Gary Beckham and wife Jocelyn of Aurora, Colo., and
Larry Beckham and wife Peggy of Burlington, Iowa; brothers
Clyde Beckham of Indiana, Kenneth Beckham of Alton, Keith
Beckham and Charles Beckham of Waltonville, and Art Beckham
of Mt. Vernon; sisters Margaret Fairchild of Mt. Vernon, and
Ruth Ann Buford of Memphis, Tenn.; ten grandchildren; and
eighteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley
Mr. Beckham served his country in WWII, serving in the
Army Air Corp. He farmed from 1949 until 1968. He retired
from the Missouri State Highway Department after 31 years of
service. He was a past member and deacon of the Mt. Airy
Baptist Church and was an active member in the First Baptist
Church in Paris, Mo. He and his wife were very involved in
the church missions group called Campers on Missions, where
they spent 13 years traveling the country. He was very
devoted to his faith.
Memorials may be made to the Youth Missions Group at the
First Baptist Church of Paris.
Agnew Funeral Home in Paris, Mo. is in charge of all
Source: The Register-News Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 17 January 2007 - Wednesday
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh