Originally created 12/16/00

Mr. Arnold Beckett

Mr. Arnold Ray Beckett, 65, of Formosa Drive, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Funeral services will be private.

Mr. Beckett, a native of Peachcreek, W.Va., had retired as a sergeant first class from the Army and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also retired from Winn-Dixie and was a member of Cokesbury Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Lynn Beckett; three sons, Stephen C. Beckett and Shawn C. Beckett, both of Augusta, and John M. Beckett, Peachcreek; three daughters, Teresa L. Pruitt and Tanya L. Camp, both of Augusta, and Drema S. Nelson, Peachcreek; a brother, Ronald Keith Beckett, Cheboygan, Mich.; three sisters, Arnetta Hale, Springfield, Ohio, Aretha Vance, Charleston, W.Va., and Jean Curry, Chatmanville, W.Va.; and 14 grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of a military honor guard.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 246 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907; to the Augusta District Dietetic, 1214 Huntington Drive, Augusta, GA 30909; or to the Soldiers Relief Fund.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Poteet Funeral Home, Peach Orchard Road.

The Augusta Chronicle Dec. 16, 2000


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