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Sara Beckum

October 9, 1928 — October 26, 2013

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Sara Louise Beckum

Wrens, GA  – Sara Louise Beckum, 85, loving daughter of the late Ethel Stapleton Beckum and the late John Eugene Beckum, entered into rest Saturday morning, October 26, 2013 at Keysville Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30PM on October 28, 2013 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Widener and Rev. Wayne Usry officiating.  Interment will follow in the family plot at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

One of eight children, Sara was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of Woodland Baptist Church. She retired after 32+ years of service as a Machine Operator with Stapleton Garment Co. Sara enjoyed reading, working word puzzles, traveling—especially going to the mountains, watching the Gaither videos and listening to Southern Gospel. She was a devoted daughter, lovingly caring for her parents in their later years. Sara loved babies and children, and even though she had none of her own, she loved her nieces and nephews as her own, loving them unconditionally. Having a great sense of humor, she loved to laugh and always thought the “best” of people. She loved her Lord and Savior and looked forward to hearing that celestial choir and worshipping Him forever. This gracious, loving woman is now enjoying the fruits of her labor where death is no more.

Sara is also preceded in death by her siblings, George Beckum, Gerelle Beckum and three infant sisters. Survivors include her brother, Romie H. Beckum (Edith); her sister, Edith B. Usry (Garvin); seven nieces and nephews, Spencer Beckum (Vicki), June Beckum, James L. Usry (Audrey), Phil D. Usry (Arlene), Marcia U. Smith (Randy), Diane B. Dekreon (Scott) and Brian M. Usry (Renae); and many friends. Pallbearers will be her nephews—Spencer Beckum, James Usry, Phil Usry, Brian Usry, Randy Smith and Scott Dekreon.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 1:00–2:30 PM prior to services.

Heartfelt thanks are extended to the staff of Keysville Health and Rehabilitation Center for their love and care over the past nine years.
A Cross In My Pocket
By: Mrs. Verna Mae Thomas

I carry a cross in my pocket—a simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian, no matter where I may be.

This little cross is not magic, nor is it a good luck charm.
It isn’t meant to protect me from every physical harm.

It’s not for identification for all the world to see.
It’s simply an understanding between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket to bring out a coin or a key,
The cross is there to remind me of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me, too, to be thankful for my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better in all that I do and say.

It’s also a daily reminder of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master and give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket, reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life if only I’ll let Him be.

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