CHERRYVILLE - Ruth Simpson Beam, 76, of Tot Dellinger Road, died March 2, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
She was born in Gaston County on Dec. 13, 1936, a daughter of the late Webb Simpson Jr. and Nettie Banner Griffith Simpson. She was retired from White Oak Manor in Shelby and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Pratt Beam; a brother, Ray Simpson; and a sister, Dorothy Simpson.
Survivors include three daughters, Jody Beam Browne of Cherryville, Kenny Mosteller (Tracy) of Cherryville, Wendy Gilbert (Garland) of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Jason Browne, Blair Browne, Blake Mosteller, Alston Mosteller, Gaston Gilbert; and a sister, Christine Wilson of Gastonia.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Key, the Rev. Jerry Lail and the Rev. Ken Gibson of-ficiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carpenter's Funeral and Cremation Services in Cherryville.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.