ROME, Ga. — Mrs. Joyce M. Turner Beck, 98, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2008. Mrs. Beck was born in Flemington, Missouri, on September 10, 1910, the daughter of the late Charlie Turner and Alice Irvin Turner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger D. Beck, on October 13, 2000, a granddaughter, Nicole Beck, and by eight brothers and sisters. Mrs. Beck lived in Anniston, for many years before coming to Rome. She was a member of the Parker Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Altrusa International Ladies Business Club. She also lived in Huntsville where she volunteered during World War II by rolling bandages. She and her husband owned and operated several car washes in Alabama since 1955 and were instrumental in establishing the first Magic Touch Car Wash in Rome. She enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques.
Survivors include one daughter, JoAnne Dulaney, Rome; one son, Lamar Beck, and his wife, Sandra, Columbus; grandchildren, Cortney and Robert Novogratz, Brandi and Darryl Fowler, Viki Gilmore, Brian and Theresa Dulaney, Barry and Allyson Dulaney and Roger Beck; 14 great-grandchildren; her devoted caregivers; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Thomas B. Griffin Memorial Chapel of Danielís Funeral Home, Rome. Interment will be Saturday at 2 p.m. the Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga. The family will receive friends at Danielís Funeral Home on Friday, November 7, from 4 until 5 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to Heyman HospiceCare, P.O. Box 163, Rome, Ga. 30162-1063. Please join Mrs. Beckís family in honoring her life by visiting www.mem.com
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