William Bearden

Family-Placed Death Notice

William Edward (Ed) Bearden, age 75, of Demorest, GA, for the last 16 years and formerly of Atlanta, GA, died Friday, March 23, 2007. Mr. Bearden was born in Fulton County, GA to the late Frank Ned Bearden, Sr. and Beatrice Allums Crews. He was retired from BellSouth Services and served in the US Army/Air Corps. "Ed" was a member of the Demorest Baptist Church and a faithful choir member. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge and of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta. "Ed's" fun personality, music, and Christian heritage lives on in his daughter and grandsons of whom he was so very proud. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bearden was preceded in death by 2 sons: William Edward Bearden, Jr. and Jeffrey David Bearden. Survivors include: his wife of 56-plus years, Sue Vinson Bearden, Demorest, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Bearden and Steven Michael Showalter, Lawrenceville, GA; grandsons, Ryan Michael Showalter, Blairsville, GA, SRA Kyle Edward Showalter-USAF, Daniel Robert Showalter and Steven Terrell Showalter, both of Lawrenceville, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Frank N. Bearden, Demorest, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stover, Canton, GA; sister-in-law, Doris Vinson Southerland, Powder Springs, GA; brother-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. William Vinson, Stone Mountain, GA. Multiple nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, March 26, 2007, from the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, GA with the Rev. Tim Bearden and Dr. Tom Mewborn officiating. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30pm until 3pm Sunday, March 25, 2007. Flowers are accepted or memorials maybe made to the Shrine Temple Children's Hospital, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE. Atlanta, GA 30308 or the Demorest Woman's Club, P.O. Box 564, Demorest, GA 30535. Those wishing to express condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, GA 706-778-1700

Funeral Home

Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel - Demorest
245 Hwy. 441 South 245 Central Avenue/P.O. Box 58 Demorest, GA 30535
(706) 778-1700

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2007