Clyde Beason Laid to Final Rest
The Connor-Beason Killing
Special to The Sun
Cliffside, April 1—At three o’clock Monday afternoon funeral services were held for Clyde B. Beason, who was killed by a stab wound in the heart on Sunday afternoon, in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church, Cleveland county. the Rev. Z. D. Harrill, of Ellenboro, officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Roscoe C. Smith, pastor of the Cliffside Baptist Church. Burial was made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The deceased, who was only twenty-three years of age, is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Vell Matheny; three children, Joe, aged 3, Bill and a baby five weeks old, and parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Pink Beason; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beason; two brothers. Jud and John Beason, and three sisters, Mrs. Lee J. Harrison, of Sunshine; Mary and Madge Beason, who live at home. A large number of other relatives also survive.
Cousins Are Pall Bearers
The pall bearers, all first cousins of the late Clyde B. Beason, were Doris Tate, Marshall McCraw, Linder Beason, Emmett McKinney, Baxtor Beason, and Roy Beason. The lovely flowers, symbols of the love and affection for the dead young man, were carried by Misses Ollie Tate, Lee Ellen tate, Mildred Beason, Pauline Green, Lela Beason and Mrs. Flora Dedmond, all first cousins of the deceased. The service was impressive by its simplicity; the congregation was a very large one and the church was taxed to its capacity.
After the casket had been bourne into the church the choir sang a hymn, and this was followed by the Rev. Mr. Harrill reading selected portions of the Scriptures. The Rev. Mr. Smith led in prayer and then the officiating pastor preached a short sermon, endeavoring to comfort the bereaved. The casket was opened to allow the mourners to take their last look at the face of Clyde B. Beason. Prof. Carl Jordan sang a solo, “God Will Take Care of You,” and the choir rendered “Death Is Only a Dream,” as the congregation filed past the bier.
From The Rutherford County Sun, April 4, 1929