September 19, 2012
GORDO, Ala. — Thomas Earl Beams, 71, died Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence. Services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Bump Church with the Rev. Eric Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Beams was born June 28, 1941, in Echola, Ala., to the late Baylous Beams and Gladys Poole Beams. He retired from Central Foundry and was a member of Pleasant Grove Bump Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Junior Beams; and sister, Elizabeth Beams. Survivors include his wife, Linda Miller Beams; daughter, Kay Handley; son, Michael E. Beams; sister, Frances Edmonds; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Noah Beams, Chase Duffey, Ronald Pierce, Michael Mayfield, Carl Robertson, Randall Lynn, Rayburn Edmonds and Brad Fleming. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division Inc., P.O. Box 59180, Homewood, AL 35259.