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Cashius Ray Beard, 84, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)

Cashius Ray Beard, 84, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the University of Louisville Hospital as a result of an automobile accident.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Gene Conover officiating. Burial will follow in Milltown Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Friday.

He was born June 2, 1935 in Adair County to the late Cashius Daniel & Vesta Elizabeth Beard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several siblings. Cashius was a sawmill & construction worker.

Survivors Include:
  • His Wife of 60 years - Frances Beard of Columbia
  • Two Sons - Daniel Beard & Audie Beard both of Columbia
  • One Daughter - Teresa (Kenneth) McGilton of Columbia
  • One Sister - Mattie Chrisman of Columbia
  • Seven Grandchildren
  • 11 Great-Grandchildren
  • one expected great-great-grandchild
  • Several other relatives & friends
Casket Bearers: Daniel Beard, Kenneth McGilton, Dylan Nunnely, William McDougall, Adam Taylor & Larry Chrisman

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Cashius Ray Beard, 84, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)

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