Henry Houston Beard
Henry Houston Beard, age 88, of Dacula, Ga., passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Anna Elizabeth Beard; son-in-law, Don Bennett. He is survived by his children, Teresa Ridarick, Covington, Ga., Janis Bennett, Walnut Cove, N.C., Shawn and Sandee Beard, Sharpsburg, Ga. and Ricky Beard, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Heather Lester, Bryan Ridarick, Terri Neas, Katie Beard, Bryn Beard, Brandi Jones, John Holbrooks, Kyle Holbrooks, Alyx Kirk and Skylar Kirk; great grandchildren, Helena Eleftheratos, Caryn Neas, Adriahnna Prado, Ava Marlow and Nova Holbrooks; sister, Marceline Presson, Greenway, Ark. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Beard was born February 15, 1928, in Greenway, Ark. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army who served in Korea as a corporal. He was a 1945 graduate of Greenway High School, and attended Harding College and Dekalb Technical Institute. He was retired from Channel 30 after 30 years as a Broadcast Engineer. He was a member of Buford Church of Christ, an avid bowler and participated in the Senior Olympics. He served in the 218th Med Ambulance CO (Sep) in Piggott, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Jimmy Miller of Buford Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be at Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain, Ga. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: N.E. GA Hospice or American Heart Association in memory of Henry H. Beard.
To express condolences, those who wish may sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan, of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., (770) 932-1133.