NILA JEAN BEARD, 85, Oneonta, died Nov. 21, 2017. She was a member of Lighthouse Church and Ministries. Predeceasing her were parents U.M. and Mattie Holloway Tolbert, husband J.W. “Jimmy” Beard, great-granddaughter Candace Beard, and infant brother Glenn Shelton Tolbert.
Surviving are daughter Janet (Donald) Lake; son Darrell (Penny) Beard, all of Straight Mountain; grandchildren Jamie (Stacy) Beard, Chris Beard, Johnathan (Allison) Beard, Jeffery (Missy) Lake, Beverly (Justin) Jones; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Helen Casey (Art) Scharein, Lakeland, Fla.
Alvin Turner, Thomas Allen, and Jamie Beard officiated the 11 a.m. service at Mountain Pointe Ministries Church on Nov. 25. Burial was at Union Hill Nazarene Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.