Mrs. Beard was born in Ashville, NC and the daughter of the late Littleton Quay & Allien Redden Drake. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, George R. Walsh, Jr., second husband, H.M. Beard and siblings.
She was a member of Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Beard was a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing.
Survivors include children, George Walsh (Mary), Rosemary Cooper (Earl) and Patti Crowder (Kenny); eight grandchildren, Charity Hamilton, Mark Cooper, Chris Cooper, Shelley Heaton, Sarah Crowder, Drake Walsh, Hope Durham and Drew Walsh; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Maple Lawn Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Emery officiating.
Pallbearers will be George Walsh, Earl Cooper, Kenny Crowder, Aaron Hamilton, Wes Ross and Aaron Heaton.
Condolences may be sent to the Beard family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821