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Harold DeWayne Beck Sr. / September 08, 2010
Harold DeWayne Beck Sr. 88, widower of Eleanor Jaffeux Beck, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Harold was born Jan. 12, 1922 to Ira Clarence and Mary Yarborough Beck. He was a retired steel plant manager, loved planting and farming and was a member of the WWII 333 I Division Army "Railsplitters" and was a deacon at Liberty Baptist Church.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church with the Reverend Gene Burris officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville, N.C.

Mr. Beck is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Mike West of Chipley, Fla. and Nora and Allen Tuck of Clarksville, daughters Linda Beck of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Vera Beck of Clarksville, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Teresa Beck Jr. of Clarksville and sisters, Frances and Wanda Tysinger of Thomasville, N.C. Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Beck, a sister, Vera L. Beck, and one great grandchild, Jessica Tuck.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, 703 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville.

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