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Ruth (Jones) Beckum

January 19, 1927 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 93)


Naomi Ruth Jones Beckum, age 93, of Roy Eaker Road, passed away Thursday May 21, 2020 at home. She was born January 19, 1927, in Rogersville, TN to the late Harrison and Hattie Cope Jones.

Ruth was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. A few of her hobbies included sewing, gardening, and working in her yard. She also enjoyed being called “Sunshine.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles V. Beckum; siblings, Ford, Willard, Blevins, Hazel, Looney, Imagine, and Liza; niece, Robin Daughtry.

Survivors include her two sons, Mike Beckum (Kay) of Lakeland Fla. and Morty Beckum of Cherryville, sisters, Jeanette Block, and Ruby Shanks; grandchildren, Mendy Harrison (Robert), Leslie Johnson (Luke), Michelle Redgrave (Charlie), Michael Anderson, Melissa Beckum; great-grandchildren, Bryson, Bradley, Anursha, Lauren, Gabriel, Christopher, Aiden, and Parker; niece, Mary Lee Bowman; and her beloved cat, Missy.

A private funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Redding, will be held at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.

Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Beckum will lie in state from 2pm to 4pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Lie in State
May 26, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Carpenter - Porter Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service (Cherryville)


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