Willie Beckham CAMDEN - Funeral service to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:008:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020. Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, widow of William P. Beckham, Jr., died Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Iva Lee Hammond Higgins and Henry S. Higgins. She was a schoolteacher at Camden Primary, Pine Tree Hill, Barron DeKalb, Mt. Zion, Monticello and McBee. Willie was chairman of the Kershaw County Election Commission, a member of the S.C. School Accreditation Committee and a volunteer at KershawHealth for 30 years. Willie is survived by her sons, Buster Beckham (Kathy) of Camden, and Henry Beckham (Bunny) of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Hank Beckham (Cory), Mary Kate West (Maury), Marlee Marsh (Graham) Carl Beckham, Griff Beckham (Gretchen) and Virginia Beckham; great-grandchildren, Reese and Patrick West, Reeves Beckham, and Mac and Levi Marsh. Besides her husband and parents, Willie was predeceased by her brother and sisters, Henry Smith Higgins, David Higgins, Billy Higgins, Jane Wright and Freddie Higgins. A special thank you to Carolyn Miller, James Stokes, Mary Halley and to Kershaw Health Hospice. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Beckham family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.
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Published in The State on June 13, 2014