AUGUSTA, Ga. - M r. Jesse Beard, Jr., 71, husband of Mrs. Mary Beard, entered into rest Saturday, February 1, 2003 at the Veteran Administration Hospital. Mr. Beard was a native of Augusta and a member of The United House of Prayer For All People of which Apostle H.M. Bailey is pastor. He was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Gerard K. Stokes, additional survivors include two sons, Mr. Michael T. Beard (Cynthia Williams) Mr. Jesse Beard III, (Avis Neal), five grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Georgia Lyons Beard, two sisters, Mrs. Ola Mae Dawson, Mrs. Almary Harris all of Augusta, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the United House of Prayer For All People, Apostle H.M. Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dents undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800s.
The Augusta Chronicle February 4, 2003