Beach, Frances Melton (2009)

Obituary of Frances Melton Beach ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Frances Melton Beach of Old Fort, 87, entered her Heavenly home on February 15, 2009 at the John Keever Solace Center.  Mrs. Beach was born in McDowell County to the late Mills Melton and Bessie Gibson Melton.  She was a homemaker and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband B.F. Beach; two brothers Walter Melton and Lawrence Melton; and one sister Ruby Davis.

She is survived by two daughters, Martha Dunham, husband Jerry of Old Fort; and Janice Patton, husband Burton of Old Fort, three grandchildren Amy Sherrill, husband David of Old Fort, Charles Dunham Jr., wife Amy of Old Fort and Jason Dunham, wife Amanda of Marion; five great-grandchildren, Megan Ricketts, Brittany Ricketts, Adrianna Dunham, Emma Dunham and Aiden Dunham.

Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday February 18, 2009 at Kirksey Funeral Chapel in Old Fort with the Rev. Rick Griffin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center PO Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813.

Kirksey Funeral Home in Old Fort is assisting the Beach family.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 18, 2008 Volume 15 # 7