Funeral services for Mrs. Diane Beard, age 72 of Fayette, were held Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. Mike Trull and Bro. Billy Carl Sullivan officiated. She died Wednesday, Nov.16, in Savannah, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Rev. Kenneth Beard, parents: Belton and Ovella McCool, three sisters: Edna Ruth, Louise Wicker, and Mary Nell Rainey, and a brother: Leon McCool.
Survivors include one daughter: Cindy Orrick (Steven) of Russellville, two sons: Lance Beard (Dana) of GA, Richard Beard (Ashley) of Tuscaloosa, one sister: Laverne Freeman of Tuscaloosa, five grandchildren: Cody, Skyler, Nicolas, Johnathan, and Brandon, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nicolas Schmittou, Syler Schmittou, Brandon Smith, Eddy Williams, Vincent Williams and Stanley Crowell.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
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