Gray Brown-Service Mortuary

1329 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL



7 October, 193210 January, 2020

Thomas Aaron Beal, age 87 of Anniston, passed away Friday January 10, 2020, at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be Sunday January 12, 2020, at Gray Brown Service Mortuary from 1:00pm until 2:00pm. Funeral will begin at 2:00pm with Charles Vaughn, and Louise Martin speaking. Interment to follow at Edgemont Cemetery, with Stacey Seidlitz speaking at the graveside.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Burns, Wesley Burns, Cody Burns, Blake Beal, Cole Nailer, and Lewis Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Bonner, Charles Thompson, Mike Burns, Jackie Bragg.

Mr. Beal is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Carol Faye Beal; his four children: Sheryl Burns (Bobby) of Tracy, CA; Elaine Smith (Gene) of Irvine, KY; John Beal of Gadsden, AL; and MaryLynn Nichols of Cary, NC; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one step-sister, Joan Welch (James) of GA; numerous nieces & nephews, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Wesley Beal; mother, Beulah Lindley Tommie; step-father, Frank Tommie; three sisters, two brothers, several step-brothers and step-sisters.

Mr. Beal is a veteran of the Korean War, and was retired from Anniston Army Depot. He loved the Gospel story, and embraced it in 1960. He was faithful until the end.


  • Carol Faye Beal, Wife
  • Sheryl Burns (Bobby), Daughter
  • Elaine Smith (Gene), Daughter
  • John Beal, Son
  • Mary Lynn Nichols, Daughter
  • Eleven, Grandchildren
  • Several, Great Grandchildren

  • Bradley Burns, Pallbearer
  • Wesley Burns, Pallbearer
  • Cody Burns, Pallbearer
  • Blake Beal, Pallbearer
  • Cole Nailer, Pallbearer
  • Lewis Smith, Pallbearer
  • Wayne Bonner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Thompson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Burns, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jackie Bragg, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, 12 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, 12 January , 2020
  • Burial Sunday, 12 January , 2020



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Kim Green

19 January 2020

Faye and family, So very sorry to hear about Aaron. He was a good man and father. Great memories,Sincerely Kim Higginbotham Green

Linda Lloyd

12 January 2020

We send our love to Faye and all the family. Aaron will be missed so much. His love for a God was evident in his life. Aaron and Faye were always so welcoming to us...we enjoyed meeting with them and hearing them speak with joy and thankfulness about what the Gospel had done for them.
Ed, Linda Loyd and children

LaDonna Reynolds

11 January 2020

I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Aaron mostly at meeting, when I came to my Nannie and Papa’s house. Both Mr. Aaron and Ms. Faye were the kindest, sweetest people. It’s such a comfort to the family, I’m sure, knowing Mr. Aaron is going home to the Father, whom he walked with every day. Thinking of the family with love.

Kevin & Joanne Nichols

11 January 2020

To the family of Mr. Beal, you are in our thoughts. May your precious memories be a comfort to you and God's loving tender care pull you through this tough time, and in the days ahead. Hugs to you all. Kevin and Joanne

Paul and Lynn Bartlett

11 January 2020

Faye and all family, we are surely thinking of you as you face this difficult time of loss. I have special memories of times spent together through the years and treasure them. Hope there is comfort in reflecting on the Godly life Aaron lived and the hope that he has for eternity.

Ruth Carroll

11 January 2020

Aaron and Faye and the kids were always so welcoming and kind to me and Tobi when we lived in Ma Tommie's house with Mark. Aaron and Wesley helped us with a lot of things that we hadn't a clue as to how to do. I'm sure he had a good laugh. Probably a lot of laughs. And Faye and Doris tried to teach me how to cook and can. Lot of good that did lol! But man, could they cook. They were all so good to us and I have continued to care for them through all these years. And respect. Aaron will be greatly missed but I have so many fond memories of him. My continued thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

Louise Upton

11 January 2020

Praying for everyone so sorry for your loss

Teresa Raby

11 January 2020

Uncle Aaron has always been special to our family! Aaron and my Dad, Wayne Bonner, became friends at 13 and subsequently married sisters. Aaron loved the Lord and can rest knowing that he is in a better place and forever at peace. Sympathies to Aunt Faye, Sherry, Elaine, Mary Lynn, John, and the rest of the family. Much love being sent from the entire Bonner and Raby family.