Doris B. Beckham
Doris B. Beckham, 72, Bonnie, died at 6:10 p.m., Sept. 12, 1986, 
at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Mr. Beckham was born Nov. 10, 1913, in Jefferson County, the son 
of Frank and Lillie (Martin) Beckham. On April 18, 1942, in Old 
Monore, Mo., he married Melva L Gilbert, who survives.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Elk Prairie Christian Church 
with David Terrelll officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory 
Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday and until 11:30 a.m. Monday at 
Hughey Funeral Home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Glen L. Beckhan 
and wife Betty of Bonnie, and Carl D. Beckham and wife Susan of Carrollton, 
Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Brenda) Hampton of Bonnie; two brothers, 
Uhlan Beckham and wife Pearl of Bonnie, and Joel Beckham and wife Margie, 
of Decatur; and aunt, Opal Kirkpatrick of Bonnie; an uncle, Fred Martin of 
Amarillo, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The deceased was a farmer and bus driver for the Waltonville School 
District for 13 years. He also served with the Agriculture Stabilization 
Conservation Service Office in Jefferson County and the South Hickory Hill 
Cemetery Board for many years. Mr. Beckham was also a member of Elk Prairie 
Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Opal Frick.

Memorials may be made to the Elk Prairie Christian Church and will be 
accepted at Hughey Funeral Home.

Source: The Register-News Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 13 September 1986 Pg 2AD.  
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

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