Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Trinity Church of God in Albertville for David L. Beaird, 53, who passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The Rev. Wendell Hudspeth will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Mr. Beaird was a native and longtime resident of Gadsden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Trinity Church of God. He was a self-employed auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Ray Beaird.
He is survived by his mother, Gailya Hornsby; children, Nikiva Renfroe, Kenneth Beaird and Keith Beaird; stepchildren, Brandon Clement and Elisha Ivey; grandchildren, Trinity Renfroe, Galydaya Renfroe and Jayden Clement; siblings, Cecil R. Beaird Jr., Susan Beaird and Larry Beaird.
Pallbearers will be Terry Clayton, Larry Weeks, Ricka Smith, Jerry Payne, Nathan Gulledge and Phil Lewis.
Special thanks to the staff of Marshall Medical Center South ICU and to the staff of CCU 1 and 2 at Huntsville Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Mar. 28, 2013