Earl Beacham, 82, died Sunday, March 16, 2008.
Services were held Saturday, March 22, from St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Elvis Colenberg and Rev. Kennis Harris officiating. Interment was in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery with the House of Peoples Funeral Home in charge.
He was born Jan. 14, 1926 in Hazlehurst to George Watts and Mary Robinson Beacham. He served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. On March 16, 1947, he married Georgia Moore and they had ten children. His wife and one son, Edward Earl Beacham, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: children, Mary Harris (Kennis), Beverly Daniels, Dewayne Beacham of Hazlehurst, Fredrick Beacham of Jackson, Keith Beachan (Youngmi) of Colorado Springs, CO, McCray, Stevie (Adliah), Mark (Linda), and Willie Charles Beacham of Dallas, TX; sister, Carolyn Otis of Hattiesburg; brothers, John T. Beacham (Rosie), James Beacham of Detroit, MI and Joe Beacham of Dallas, TX; 31 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren.