OBITUARY

Alvis "Al" B. Beard

April 5, 1918June 5, 2011

Alvis “Al” B. Beard, 93, of Martinsville, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. He was born in Roanoke, VA on April 5, 1918 to Harry Pendleton Beard and Eva Vaughan Beard. Al served in the Army during WW II in Field Artillery in the European Theatre. He retired from DuPont as a supervisor after 33 years of service and was also a professional photographer throughout the area for over 35 years. He was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Martinsville and the Smith-Hamilton Sunday School Class. He had also served as Secretary/Treasurer, served on the finance committee and was still active as an usher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Katherine Gunter Beard; one sister, June B. Carter and one brother, Harry P. Beard, Jr.

Surviving is his son, Al Beard, Jr. and wife, Robin of Lexington, South Carolina.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church in Martinsville with Pastor Ron Mateer officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park with military honors.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 146 East Main Street, Martinsville, VA 24112.

To express condolences on line, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com

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Alvis "Al" B. Beard

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JOHN MANN

June 9, 2011

I WAS PRIVILEDGED TO WORK WITH AL FOR MANY YEARS AT THE LOCAL DUPONT PLANT. HE WAS MY FRIEND AND HAD THE RESPECT OF ALL WHO WORKED WITH HIM.

David & Sarah Locke

June 9, 2011

You were a man to look up to Mr. Beard. I always enjoyed your company and your inspiration into the photography business. You will be a great asset to those in heaven. You will be deeply missed, "Uncle Curly."

June 7, 2011

We will miss you and your great attitude and smiling face. Al was one of the finest gentlemen that i ever had the pleasure to know and consider him a friend. Tom Lawless Ridgeway va.

Jim & Faye Locke

June 7, 2011

A fine gentleman, the likes of which are seldom found, a good friend and welcome visitor, we will miss you Uncle "Curly".

Via con dios, mi amigo!

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