Joseph Beason, Aged 82 Years, Died Thursday
Aged Citizen of Cliffside Community Passes
Leaves a Number of Descendants.
From the Forest City Courier, Sep. 11, 1930
Mooresboro, R-2, Sept. 8.—Mr. Joseph Beason, aged 82 years, died at his home near Cliffside Thursday morning. He had been in ill health about ten months. He suffered a stroke of paralysis shortly before his death, which hastened the end.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church. Rev. Zeno Wall was in charge, assisted by Hon. Clyde R. Hoey. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen Bridges Beason and nine children, as follows: Mrs. C. C. Tate, Forest City; Mrs. R. S. Green, Cliffside; Mrs. M. C. Green, Kings Mountain; J. R. Beason, Gaffney: J. P. Beason, J. T. Beason, J. C. Beason and G. L. Beason, all of Mooresboro and P. S. Beason, of Cliffside. Two brothers and one sister survive, as follows: Ex-sheriff J. W. Beason, of Rutherfordton; Robert Beason, of Cliffside and Mrs. Emma McSwain, of Shelby. Fifty grandchildren and thirty-one great grand children survive.
The pallbearers were grandsons. Mr. Beason had been a member of the Baptist church for sixty years, and was a consistent Christian. He was one of the oldest and most loved men in Cleveland and Rutherford counties, being widely acquainted in both counties. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a member of the original Ku Klux Klan, organized in Rutherford and Cleveland counties in 1868.
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