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Knox Joel Beckham
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Birth: May 10, 1912
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1994
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA

Second of six children of Franklin and Lillie Alice Martin Beckham, he married Vera Brown on Apr. 20, 1942 in Perryville, Perry Co, IL. Their children are: (1) Donna Louise Beckham born 19 Feb 1943 in Webber Twsp, Jefferson Co, IL who married Leon Cockrum; and (2) Beverly Ann Beckham born 25 Aug 1949 in Mt Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL who married Jerry Montgomery.


The Register-News Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
28 September 1994 - Wednesday (B1A2A3F5G3)
Pg 2A

Knox Beckham

Knox J Beckham, 82, of Route 1, Bonnie, died 1:25 p.m. Sept. 27, 1994, at Good Smaritan Regional Health Center.

He was a retired coal miner at the Freeman Coal Co.

Mr. Beckham was born May 16, 1912, in Jefferson County, a son of Sam and Maggie (Martin) Beckham. April 20, 1942, in Perryville, Mo., he married Vera Brown, who survives.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Montgomery and the Rev. Mik Kniffen officiating. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home.

Military flag presentation services will be conducted by the Chaplain of American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife, Vera Beckham of Bonnie; two daughters, Beverly A. Montgomery and husband Jerry of Bonnie, and Donna L. Cockrum and husband Leon of Grayslake; seven grandchildren, Kathy Huitzacua, Bradley Cockrum, Bryan Cockrum, Amy Neibel, Heather Montgomery, Crystal Montgomery, and Matthew Cockrum; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He enlisted March 4, 1942, and was discharged Sept. 13, 1945. He was also a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and was a deacon at the church for several years.

Mr. Beckham was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; a brother, and a step-father, Bart Martin.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Hospice Program at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center and will be accepted at the funeral home.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Joel Beckham (1884 - 1916)
  Margaret A. Shultz Beckham Martin (1884 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Vera Brown Beckham Gnevo (1924 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vona Jewel Beckham (1906 - 1906)*
  Knox Joel Beckham (1912 - 1994)
  Schultz Beckham (1915 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Hickory Hill Cemetery
McClellan Township
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: James E Heidlebaugh
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Nov 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16433709
Knox Joel Beckham
Added by: James E Heidlebaugh
 
Knox Joel Beckham
Added by: James E Heidlebaugh
 
Knox Joel Beckham
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