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 Laura Opal “Big Mama” <I>Beckham</I> Couch Wilson

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Laura Opal “Big Mama” Beckham Couch Wilson

  • Birth 9 May 1899 Smiths Grove, Warren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1977 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 9442408

Laura Opal Beckham, daughter of Tol Gatewood Beckham and Mary Helen Alabama Hallmark, married Jacob Eugene Couch March 28, 1917 in Brown County, Texas.

After Gene's death, she married Joe D. Wilson in 1962.

1900 Brown Co., TX, ED 8, Sh 3B: Tol Beckham, Nov 1870, KY, 29; Mary, July 1878, TX, 21; May, June 1895, TX, 4; Opal, May 1899, TX, 1.

1910 Brown Co., TX, ED 103, Sh 1A: Tol G. Beckham, 39, KY; Mary Helen, 31, TX; Nannie May, 14, TX; Laura Opal, 10, TX; Mildred Jewel, 8, TX; Lillie Marie, 4, TX; Otis Wayne, 2, TX.

1920 Brown Co., TX, ED 11, Sh 4B: Eugene Couch, 27, TX; Opal, 20, KY; Katherine, 11/12 F, TX.

1930 Brown Co., TX, ED 15, Sh 10B: Eugene Couch, 37, TX; Opal, 30, KY; Catherine, 11, TX; Emogene, 9, TX; Anita, 6, TX.

1940 Brown Co., TX: J. Eugene Couch, 47, TX; Opal, 47, TX; Iris E., 18, TX; Norma A., 16, TX

BROWNWOOD - Mrs. Joe (Opal Couch) Wilson, 77 of Brownwood died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at a local nursing home following a lengthy illness. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Davis-Morris Funeral home Chapel.

The Rev. W.M. McCluskey will officiate. Burial will be in the Zephyr Cemetery.

Born 9 May 1899 in Smith Grove, Ky., she was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist church. She married Joe Wilson Nov. 7, 1962, in Goldthwaite. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Katherine Cornelius and Emogene Curry, both of Brownwood, and Anita Beaty of Hull; three sisters, Mildred Woods of Comanche, Hilma Beckham of Brownwood and Cledah Zell of Zephyr; a brother, Rudolph Beckham of Hurst; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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  • Maintained by: Eugene Cornelius
  • Originally Created by: Johnny Egger
  • Added: 10 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9442408
  • Eugene Cornelius
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Opal “Big Mama” Beckham Couch Wilson (9 May 1899–17 Feb 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9442408, citing Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Eugene Cornelius (contributor 46932184) .