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Leona Dement Beasley / December 05, 2012
Leona Dement Beasley, 98, widow of Benjamin Franklin Beasley Sr. passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at MeadowView Terrace in Clarksville.

Mrs. Beasley was born March 2, 1914 in Granville County, N.C., to the late William Edward and Harriett Caroline Hicks Dement. Leona was employed with Burlington Industries for 35 years, working in the Finishing Department and the Burling and Mending Department. Known for her excellent skills as a seamstress she also loved to crochet.

Mrs. Beasley is survived by her sister, Carolyn Dement Thaxton of Oxford, N.C., sons, Benjamin Franklin “B.F.” Beasley Jr. and his wife, Betty Stewart of Sugar Hill, Ga., and James Edward Beasley, I, of Hillsborough, N.C. Her grandchildren, Carol Beasley Cowan, Jamie Lynne Beasley, Linda Beasley Lawrence (Brian), Lisa Beasley Webb (Allen), Kevin Stewart Beasley (Marie) and Keith Franklin Beasley (Amy); ten great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elbert Edward Dement and her grandchildren, Amy Lynne Beasley and James Edward Beasley II.

A funeral was held Saturday in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Jane Lyon officiating. Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford, N.C.

The family received friends Friday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

A devoted Christian, Leona was a very active and faithful member of Clarksville Baptist Church and the family would be honored, if in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name be made to Clarksville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Clarksville, VA 23927.

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