Mae Odom Beaty
Mae Odom Beaty, age 87 of Charlotte, died August 19, 2010 at her residence. A service to celebrate her life will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Durham Memorial Baptist Church, with Pastor Rick Schubert presiding. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.
Mrs. Beaty was born in Tupelo, Miss., on October 16, l922, daughter of the late William Harvey and Sophia Smith Odom. She was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist and the Joy Sunday School Class. Mae was a wonderful, loving person who enjoyed life, her church and was the official 'church hugger' and loved traveling with her late husband, 'Dick' who was associated with NASCAR for many years. She also loved gardening and taking care of her yard.
Her survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Torrence and her husband, Bobby of Charlotte, son, Don Beaty of Seattle, Washington, grandchildren, Lynne Tadlock and husband, Robby and Lisa Dutton and husband, Buddy, all of Charlotte, Aaron Beaty and Laura Stone and husband, Sebastian of Seattle Washington, great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sydney Tadlock of Charlotte and Amelia and Gus Stone of Seattle, Washington.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband 'Dick' Beaty, son, Rick Beaty and one sister and three brothers.
The family requests that memorials be made to Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 1601 Toddville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214. The Joy Sunday School Class will be Honorary Pallbearers.
'Let this be a loving reminder, That someone is missing today. Someone our hearts still hold on to, as we travel along life's way. Someone who made life so special, for all those who gather here. Someone who won't be forgotten, but cherished from year to year. And now as we pause to remember, let us fondly recall, how dearly each one of us loved her, and oh -- how she loved us all.' (Copyrighted poem by Genie Graveline)
Arrangements are in the Care of Forest Lawn West Funeral and Cremation Service. (704)395-0055.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 22, 2010.