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Mr. James Henry Beard, 91, transitioned on Friday, October 30, 2020 at his residence in Byhalia, MS. He was born on July 2, 1929 in Benton County, MS to the late Major and Anna Mae Beard. He was baptized at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Holly Springs, MS He was united in Holy Matrimony to Johnnie Ree Hughes on January 2, 1955.
He leaves to cherish his memories, wife; Johnnie Ree Beard, three sons; Jerry Beard, James Beard Jr, Kenneth Beard, two daughters; Cynthia Wilkins, Tandra Blakely, two brothers; William Beard, Major Beard, three sisters; Lorean Hope, Dorothy Stinson, Lucy Jones, fourteen grandchildren; Carolyn Boyd-Beard, Kevin Tatum-Beard, Keva Tatum-Beard, Eric Beard, Amber Roberts, Joshua Beard, Greggory Cottrell, Andre Cottrell, Carlos Beard, Benjamin Wilkins proceeded him in death, Larry Blakey III, Danielle Young, Devin Blakely, Brandon Blakely, twenty-one great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Graveside Services will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11a.m, at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.