Mrs. Verneeda Beal

September 24, 1928February 5, 2019

Verneeda Burford Beal of Covington Ga., formerly of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the age of 90. Mrs. Beal was born September 24, 1928, to James V. and Goldie Neva (Pyles) Burford, who have preceded her in death. She was raised in the Rocky Fork area of Kanawha County, Charleston, WV and spent most of her life there. Mrs. Beal was a member of Community Chapel in Cross Lanes where she was an active member of the church choir. In November 2009, she became very ill with congestive heart failure. Her daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Jim Whetzel, moved her into their home in Covington, where Mrs. Beal would live the remainder of her life. She often mentioned what wonderful caregivers they were. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Beal is preceded in death by all her siblings.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol Surratt, Juanita Whetzel; son, John Null; grandchildren, Jessica Cochran, Monica Walls, A.J. Null, John Elton Null; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Melvin Martin and his wife, Phyllis; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Ga., from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held, Sunday, February 10, 2:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, W.V. 25313, visitation will be from 12:30 PM until service time, Paul Bailey and Phil Conn officiating, entombment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St. Covington, GA 30014. Online condolences may be made by visiting


  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Sunday, February 10, 2019

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