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Sidney “Butch” Beckham, Jr.

Sidney “Butch” Beckham, Jr., 58, passed away November 28, 2010 at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst. 

Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Tuesday and 1pm-2pm Wednesday at Springs of Praise in Crystal Springs.  Services will be 2pm Wednesday at Springs of Praise with burial at Unity Baptist Church Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.

 Mr. Beckham was a native of Laurel.  He lived in Poplarville prior to entering the U. S. Navy and came back to Poplarville and lived there until 1982.  He moved to Crystal Springs and lived here where he worked as an acoustical mechanic.  He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church in Poplarville and Springs of Praise in Crystal Springs.  He was a devoted husband and father.  He loved fishing and being outdoors.

He is survived by wife, Vallery Guilott Beckham; sons, James R. Tacker of Flora, Shannon Keith Beckham and Joshua Audell Beckham both of Poplarville; daughters, Shelley Theresa Johnson of Wesson, Brittany Daniel Beckham and Mariah Faith Vervette both of Gallman; brother, Terry Wayne Beckham of Poplarville; sister, Patricia Beckham Holden of Poplarville; and 7 grandchildren.

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