Jeannine Aycock Beard
Jeannine Aycock Beard
  • August 12, 1929 - December 1, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Jeannine Aycock Beard, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at Heyward Street United Methodist Church (formerly Wesley Memorial UMC), with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Sumter, SC. The family will receive friends briefly following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mrs. Beard died Friday, December 1, 2017. Born in Pinewood, SC, she was the daughter of the late Julian Harris Aycock and Virginia Kolb Aycock. She attended Sumter High School and Draughon’s Business College. She worked as a secretary for SC Methodist Conference Credit Union and later retired. A member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for over 50 years, she was also active in the United Methodist Women and Friendship Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her daughters, Janis B. Cunningham (Robert) of Denver, NC, Caroline “Cappy” George (Sid), and Martha B. Grant (Chip), both of Columbia, SC; son, Frank P. “Chip” Beard, III of Chattanooga, TN; grandson, William Cunningham; granddaughters, Caroline Cunningham Cason (Blake), Anna Grace Cunningham, English Grant, Chandler Grant, Mary Sydney George; and great-granddaughters, Claire and Camille Cason.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Powell Beard, Jr.

Memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201.

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