Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Chapel for Joe Edward Beard, 77, Attalla, who died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. Ronnie Roberts will officiate. Burial in Noble Hill Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.
Joe Edward Beard, age 77, born July 26, 1930, to the late Joe and Cora Beard, passed away Oct. 30, 2007, after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Cora Beard; father- and mother-in-law, Jack and Laura Helton; children, Edward Michael (Mickey), Allen Jay, Ricky Joe, Laura Ann and Gary Keith Beard; brothers, Guy Beard, Howard Beard; sisters, Helen Washington and Shirley Kilgore.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Edna Beard; son, Randy (Lisa) Beard; grandchildren, Joshua Beard, Jillian (Lee) Turner, Jennifer Beard, Gary Beard, Johnathan (April) Beard; great-grandchildren, Aidan Turner, Jaylen Turner, Charlie Martin; host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be Brian Beard, Benny Washington, James Ray Beard, Bobby Chumley, J.P. Chumley and Adron Willingham.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Morgan Funeral Chapel.Published in The Gadsden Times on 11/1/2007