James C. Beard, age 73, passed away October 9, 2021. He worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding for many years. He greatly enjoyed spending time gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a faithful member of Lucedale Church of God and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joy was time spent with family. He will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roland George Beard and Rowena Brewer Beard Loper; brother, George Beard.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lydia Stringfellow Beard; children, James B. (Cyndi) Beard, Angie Rouse, Jamette Beard (Terry) Thrash, Leigh Nicole “Niki” (Wilbur) Davis and Jeremiah Beard; 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Dianne Beard Newman and Joseph A. (Vickie) Beard; numerous other relatives and friends.
The Visitation for James C. Beard will be Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Moments Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brandon Stanford officiating. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery. Pallbearers include Cameron Beard, Walker Crawley, Les Bailey, Colton Merritt, Wesley Beard and Nathan Beard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in honor of Lindsey Crawley, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Lucedale, Mississippi is honored to be in charge of arrangements.
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