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Betty Irene Beard

September 25, 1932 October 20, 2018
Betty Irene Beard
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Obituary for Betty Irene Beard

Betty S. Beard 86, of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Canterfield of Oak Ridge Assisted Living Facility. She was born September 25, 1932 in Thomasville, NC to parents Harold C. Smith and Pauline Garner Smith. She resided in Oak Ridge with her husband Bob for 69 years after moving from their home town of Thomasville, NC. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess for several years. Betty graduated from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in business. She retired from Martin Marietta, ORNL National Lab as a Human Resource Manager. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Bob Beard; sister Arretta Sharp; and brother Max Smith. She is survived by sons Kerry Mark Beard and wife, Kay McGill Beard of Karns and Randall Smith Beard and wife, Robin Oxendine Beard of Warren NJ; brothers, Harold Smith Jr., of TX and Clinton and wife Becky Smith of NC; grandchildren Connor, Lexy and Grace of Warren, NJ and Nick Thomas of Karns, Brandi Cooper Thomas of Karns, Angela K. Gaby of Powell, and Amy Goforth, Knoxville; six great- grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her compassionate caregivers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) Vasculitis Foundation, PO Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188. The family will receive friends Thursday October 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm, at First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 and the funeral will follow at 7:00 pm with Dr. Rory Naeve officiating. Family and friends will meet on Friday at 9 am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a graveside service. Online condolences may be extended at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

25

Oct

5:00 PM 10/25/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Thursday

25

Oct

7:00 PM 10/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside Service

Friday

26

Oct

9:00 AM 10/26/2018 9:00:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Meet at the cemetery in the Garden of the Last Supper.

Oak Ridge Memorial Park
1501 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States
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