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Elizabeth Louise Beard

December 31, 1969 — December 10, 2016

BEARD-Elizabeth Louise Mills Beard (The Kraut Lady) age 90 of Warrenville, S.C., wife and lifelong love of the late Herbert Beard for over 69 ½ years, passed away on Saturday, December 10th at Aiken Regional with her loving family and close friends by her side. Mrs. Beard was born to the late Arthur Mills and Mattie O’Banion Mills and raised in Graniteville, S.C. She was married at an early age and became an Army wife, during which time she raised six children and traveled around the world. She and her husband became known for their fantastic kraut and relish making. Mrs. Beard was a member of Southside Baptist Church and Christian Heritage Church in her heart. She is survived by daughters, Patty (Jimmy) Bryant and Marion (Joey) Lynn both of Graniteville; two sons, Denis (Valeria) Beard of Warrenville and Eddie (Sandra) Beard of Graniteville; a daughter-in-law, Ann Beard of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Tommy Beard, Willie Beard, Brad Beard, Jayme Bryant Wilson, Stephanie Beard Goodhand, Jennifer Burgess, Brian Beard, Melinda Beard, Keith Beard, Christy Beard Later, Bobby Beard, James Barrett and Matthew Lynn; thirteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; two nieces, that were like her daughters; Diane “Kat” Hall (Irvin) Cato and Brenda Koon (Frank) Taylor. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by sons, Tommy Beard and Robert “Bobby” Beard; three sisters, Ida Foster, Helen Doolittle and Hazel Mills. The funeral service will be at the Christian Heritage Church on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Pastors Stephen Phillips, Jonathan Randall, Jody Padgett and grandson, Brad Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Friends and family may also call at the daughter’s (Patty’s) residence. The interment will follow at the Warrenville Cemetery. The Pallbearers will be Ben Chavis, Bill Scott, Clyde Harkins, Irvin Cato, Tommy McElveen, Ronnie Maxwell and Glenn Sanders. The Staff of Pepperhill Nursing & Rehab. Center will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. The family is especially grateful to the entire staff of Pepperhill Nursing and Rehab Center, where Mrs. Beard spent 4 ½ years as a resident. These wonderful people were her adopted family who she loved dearly, and they loved her in return. She was treated with compassion and respect. Memorials may be made to Christian Heritage Church Women’s Ministry for their nursing home outreach or to Pepperhill Activities Department. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street Graniteville SC, 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may sign the guest registry at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

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