CHERRYVILLE - John P. "J.P." Beam, 94, of Johnstown Road, died June 10, 2014, at Carolina Care Center.
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J.P. was born in Lincoln County on June 21, 1919, son of the late John Pinkney Beam Sr. and Minnie El-lis Beam. J.P. was owner of Beam Dairy, he enjoyed farming, his family and was someone you could count on. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a veteran of the US Army WWII serving in the Aleutian Island Invasion.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Ruth Huffsteller Beam, a daughter Tamera Ruth Beam, four brothers, M.D., Webb, Ishmael, Kyle Beam, sisters, Leitha B. Lewis and Altonia B. Skinner.
Survivors include two sons, John Beam (Babs), Don Beam (Carla) both of Cherryville, grandchildren, John Beam (Carly) of Cherryville, Laura Warren (Matthew) of Cherryville, Donnie Beam (Drew) of Lawndale, Dr. Tamara Beam Cox (Chris) of Lexington, Ky, Thomas Beam, Cherryville, great grandchil-dren, Suzanna Beam, John Beam, Kynleigh Warren, Caleb Warren and Colton Beam.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m.Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Key officiat-ing.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the church sanctuary prior to the service.
Memorials to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt. Zion Church Road, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter's Funeral Home
1100 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 28021
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 12, 2014