Shirley Elizabeth Beckham age 82 of Smithville passed away Thursday night, February 6, 2020 at her residence. She was born May 11, 1937 to her parents, the late Carroll Barr and Goldia Bardmess Barr Hulvey. Mrs. Beckham was preceded in death by 2 sons, Kenneth and Jerry Beckham; 2 sisters, Beverly Rogers and Norma Jean Leadlove and 1 brother, Eugene Barr. She was a restaurant owner, member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a military wife for over 21 years, as her husband served this country. Shirley is survived by her husband of 68 years, Marvin Beckham of Smithville; grandchildren, Nikki Beckham, Jennifer Chapman, J.J. Beckham, Chase Beckham, Chesney (Blake) Ayers, DJ Crews, and Matthew Exum; great-grandchildren, Brady Hughes, Carleigh Beckham, Whitleigh Chapman, Lily Beckham and Emma Beckham; adopted daughter, Vickey (Dan) Crews; special family, Debbie Driver of Smithville and Robin Beckham of Cookeville; 2 nieces, Angela (Jeff) Law and Cyndi (Danny) Niles and special caregiver, Stephanie Chivers. Funeral services will be 2:PM Monday, February 10, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Larry Steffee and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition in memory of Shirley. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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