Frances Beal

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SHELBY - Frances Jean Beal, formerly of Mocksville, went home to be with her Lord peacefully on April 29, 2014, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby. She was born on April 24, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to James and Frances Young Evans.
After spending her early years in Ohio, Frances moved with her family to Winston-Salem. She married her late husband Alton on Sept. 1, 1963, and was married for 26 years. After her husband's death, she attended Turners Creek Baptist Church in Yadkinville where she was helped and loved by many. She will be remembered for her love for poetry, thoughtfulness of others by sending cards and letters, and sweet personality. In her latter years, she lived with her son and his family to enjoy the grandkids and eventually moved to White Oak Manor in Shelby where she enjoyed playing bingo and socializing with fellow residents.
Frances was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Alton E. Beal; brother, Jimmy Evans; and sister, Patricia Evans Saylor.
She is survived by her only son, Alton G. Beal, and daughter-in-law Michelle. She leaves behind three grandchildren, Andrew, Jared and Karis; and several special friends and neighbors.
While she never knew what it was like to run and jump in this life because of her cerebral palsy, she is now experiencing the joys of heaven. Her persistence to overcome her handicaps and desire to help others was a challenge to all.
Viewing: A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of Turners Creek Baptist Church, Yadkinville
Officiated by: The Rev. Alton Beal
Burial: Will be at Westlawn Garden of Memories in Clemmons
Funeral home: Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Ambassador Baptist College Student Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 158, Lattimore, NC 28089.
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Yadkinville, NC 27055
(336) 679-7111
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Published in Shelby Star on May 2, 2014