Obituary: Mable Ann Campbell Beard

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mable Ann Campbell Beard, 75, resident of Thomas Avenue, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

The Maury County native was the daughter of the late John Campbell Sr. and Susie Riggins Campbell. She was a 1954 graduate of Columbia Central High School. She married Ellis Russell Beard, who preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1988. Mrs. Beard had been employed as a seamstress at various times with Dixie Manufacturing, Creekwood and Weather Tamer. She was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mike Brady, and three brothers, Harold Campbell, Luther Campbell and John Campbell Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Grady) Pearson of Lewisburg; sons, Michael (Nancy) Brady and David Brady, both of Columbia; step-children, Peggy (J.W.) Neal of Spring Hill, Wanda (Terry) Greenway of Columbia, and Gary (Teresa) Beard of Spring Hill; sister, Olivia Blalock of Columbia; brothers, Herschel (Maggie) Campbell of Culleoka, and Donald Campbell and Billy Ray Campbell, both of Columbia; grandchildren, Bryon Brady and Karen Brady, both of Mt. Pleasant, and Lori Pearson of Lewisburg; great-grandson Jonathon Brady of Mt. Pleasant; step-grandchildren, John Allen Neal, Penny Keller, Amanda Pierce, Wendy Armstrong, and Holly Snodgrass, all of Spring Hill, Stacey Greenway of Nashville, Famelle Crump and Matt Pearson, both of Lewisburg, Brian Dodge, Dan Dodge, Dennis Dodge, Dustin Dodge, Matt Dodge and Tonya Owens, all of Columbia; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends Wednesday, June 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Bryon Brady, Nick Harmon, Sonny Robinson, Terry Locke, Randall Dooley and James Estes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Barbara Hart, Wanda Harmon, Sherrell Hickman and members of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Faith Freewill Baptist Church, 1611 Nashville Highway, Columbia, TN 38401 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1864, Columbia, TN 38402.

Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Special thanks to the staffs of Maury Regional Medical Center, Core Physicians, Columbia Oncology, and Caris Healthcare.