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Obituary: Jimmy Beard, 84, Baptist

Mr. Beard was a retired construction worker, and a member of Local 576 Laborers International Union, AFL-CIO.

Jimmy Beard, 84, a resident of Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, KY, formerly of Columbia and Louisville, KY, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 3:15pmCT, at Cumberland County Hospital Emergency Room in Burkesville, KY.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at 10:00amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Louisville Memorial Gardens West, Louisville, KY.
He was born July 27, 1923, the son of the late Willie Frances "Bill" and Hillie Matt Littrell Beard and was preceded in death by his wife Mary Sharp Beard.

He is survived by the following:
  • Three sisters: Peggy Coop and Allene Miller of Marion, IN, and Montra Hayes of Columbia, KY

  • A brother: Richard Beard, Campbellsville, KY

  • Two neices: Penny Eldridge and Angie Souers

  • Three nephews: Darrell Alley, Richie Beard, and Brett Beard

  • A very special loving friend, Mamie Parrigin, of Columbia, KY

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Miller Beard and George Bobby Beard and by a nephew, Brian Coop.

Jimmy Beard was a member of Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Local 576 Laborers' International Union of North America, AFL-CIO.

Visitation will be after 4:00pmCT, Monday, April 21, 2008, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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