Betty Grace Beard: loving caretaker


Mrs. Betty Grace Beard, 76, of College Grove, Tennessee, died Aug. 20, 2014.

Mrs. Betty Grace Beard, 76, of College Grove, Tennessee, died Aug. 20, 2014.

She was a faithful employee of Dr. Joe Willoughby for several years on his farm and a loving caretaker for family members.

Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by husband, John E. Beard; sisters, Dessie May Jennette and Mattie Lou Reed; and brother, L.B. Spears. She is survived by her sons, Tony (Barbara) Beard and Timmy (Bonnie) Beard; daughters, Betty Sue (Randy) Matlock, Sharon Beard, and Donna (Timmy) Beard; sisters, Mamie Ashworth, Katherine Phillips, Inez Barnes and Nancy Dale; brothers, Grady Spears Jr., Douglas Spears, and Mike Spears; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Ward Jones officiating. Interment will be in Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joyce Bruce, Darlene Anderson, Danny Beard, and Dr. Joe and Betty Willoughby.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES. 615 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com

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