Henry Beckum


LaFAYETTE Henry Franklin "Frank" Beckum died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.He was born June 6, 1932.He is survived by his wife, Mary Nelson Beckum, of St Simons Island, Ga.; sons, Henry Franklin (Kim) Beckum Jr., of St. Simons Island, Charles A. Beckum, of Charlottesville, Va., Thomas H. (Laura) Beckum, of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Elisabeth Beckum (Alan) Naquim, of New Orleans La, and Elizabeth Beckum (Joe) Thrash, of Chickamauga, Ga.; and eight precious grandchildren.Frank was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Jackson Beckum Sr.; and his mother, Marie Ray Beckum; his brother, Alfred Jackson Beckum Jr.; and sister, Elizabeth Marie Beckum.Frank was born in Mayfield, Ga. He graduated from Washington High (Wilkes County) and Georgia Military College (GMC) where he played on both schools' football teams. Following graduation from GMC, Frank attended and graduated from the University of Georgia and The University of Georgia Lumpkin School of Law. While at the University, Frank was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, and GRIDIRON Secret Society. After college, Frank served as a commissioned officer in the Georgia National Guard. He worked in the Banking, Legal and Hospitality industries.Frank enjoyed family, friends, good company, horses and bird dogs. His hobbies included reading, sailing, bird dog field trials, vegetable gardening and horseback riding. His cheerfulness and zest for life will be sorely missed.As per Franks wishes, a memorial service will be held on St. Simons Island, Ga., at a later date.Donations to the charity of your choice are encouraged.Acknowledgements can be mailed to 325 Tennant Circle, Chickamauga, GA 30707.Arrangements by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

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