Born February 17, 1919 at Lexington, Tenn. a daughter of the late Harrison and Ada Lou Wood Arnold, she was owner-operator of Community Grocery Store. She also worked at the shirt factory for many years, loved to garden, fish, sew, loved crafts, loved life and most of all, loved her family.
In January 1943 she married Leonard Franklin Beacham who preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Beacham and wife, Linda, of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn. and Gerald Beacham and wife, Barb, of Munsing, Mich.; two daughters, Wanda Stampley and husband, Lynn, and Clara Harris and husband, Ron, all of Kennett; nine grandchildren, Sandy Harvey and husband, Jeff, of Alto, Mich., Larry Beacham and wife, LeeAnn of Battlecreek, Mich., Darren Harris and wife, Malinda, of Kennett, Marcy VanWinkle of Nashville, Tenn., Stacy Crawford and husband, Rick, of Jonesboro, Ark., Gina Kjar and husband, Jim, of Warsaw, Mo., Cindy Zalamea and husband, Ricky, of Cordova, Tenn., and Hope Ribley and husband, Eric, of Memphis, Tenn. 17 great-grandchildren, Amy Rivera and husband, Jimmy, Andrew Jankowsi, Laura Beacham, Matt Noble, Jackie VanWinkle, Savanna Kjar, Anelle Harris, Ian Zalamea, Mark Kjar, Will Crawford, Quinn Zalamea, and Emma Kjar; one great-great-grandchild, Aliya Rivera.
She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Ed Arnold, Ruby Roberts, Leve Jane Maness, Henry Arnold, Vergie Hatch, Andrew Arnold and Jessie James Arnold.
Visitation is noon until time of service at 2 p.m. today, December 27, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ed Jansson and Dr. Steve Patton officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers are Nick Goodrich, Darren Harris, James Hatch, Rick Crawford, Rick Zalamea and Jim Kjar. Honorary pallbearers are Gerald Cowgill, Lowell Hopper, Ron Harris and Matt Noble.