Funeral services for Mrs. Estella Beard, Saturday, February 23, 1991, 2:00 p.m., Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, Martinez, Georgia, Rev. Robert Ramsey, officiating, Rev. S.T. Thompkin, presiding

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1991 - 2:OO PM
GOSPEL WATER BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH Martinez, Georgia
Rev. Robert Raimsey. ....... Officiating Rev. S.T. Thompkin. ......... Presiding

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MRS. ESTELLA SMALLEY BEARD, 91 of 665 King Taylor Rd., was born July 20, 1899 in Lincolnton, Georgia to the late; John and Frances Garnett Smalley.
She was called to eternal rest at her residence on February 20, 1991.
ESTELIA was baptized at an early age at Mt. Zion Bap tist Church in Lincolnton, Ga., there she served as the adult Sunday School Teacher, sang en the Choir whila ser ving as President under the leadership of; Rev. W. B.Tomlin, shortly after the Choir was organized; Rev. Tomlin later named the Choir - Estella Beard Gospel Choir. She was one who loved her Church and cherished her family All FIVE Generations.
She later moved to Columbia County and united with the Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church under the leadership of; Rev. Jennings. (S.A.) She worked faithfully. She ser ved as an active member on the Usher Board in which she was Secretary, she served on the Deaconess Board and as the Mother of Gospel Water Branch Church, she also serv ed as the Associate Matron of the Eastern Star Chapter # 54, Rose of Sharon Court #615.
She was married to the late; Uewey Beard in December 1919, to this union seven children was born, one daught er preceeded her in death; Christine Beard.
She leaves to cherish her memories, one son; William Beard of Newark, N. J., five daughters; Mrs. Lucllle Daw-* kins, Thelma Manning, Johnnie Brooks and Ruby Mixon all of Columbia County, Ga., and Mrs, Paulette Jennlng of Philadephia, Pa., twenty-seven grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren, three sisters; Mrs. Juanita Pounds,Mrs,Rosa L. Williams and Mrs. Lila Freeman,two brothers;Mr.Forest & Marvin Smalley, all of Augusta,Ga.
SO TO SAY-good bye is not good-bye, the angel of silence came,her soul winged its flight from this world of sin,sorrow,burdens and pain to a place of eternal rest "Granny to whom all that knew her Well miss you.."

PRESIDING......Rev. S. T, Thompkin PROCESSIONAL.............................,Soft Music SELECTION..................Gospel Water Branch Choir SCRIPTURE.....Old Testament).....Rev. Norman Shorter
New Testament) PRAYER............................Rev. W. B. Tomlin SOLO.................................Ms. Deloris Key REMARKS....... As A Member........Dea. D. W. Williams
As A Friend.......Dea. William Freeman As A Neighbor.........Dea. Elijah Tate ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND OBITUARY..................
EULOGY. ........................ Rev . Robert L . Ramsey
RECESSIONAL
INTERMENT. .......................... .Church Cemetery

*** ACTIVE PALLBEARERS ***

James Stokes Eugene Jennings Felix Manning

Cluease Stokes Freddie Stokes Calvin Jennings

HONORARY PALLBEARERS

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Rodger Brightson Jammie Stokes Robert Stokes

Derek Morton Darral Manning Jermaine Bennett

FLOWER BEARERS

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Family of the late Mrs. Estella Beard wishes to thank all of you for your prayers, cards, visits, calls, food and all other acts of sympathy.

The Family
THE PSALMS
1 BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night:
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the right eous: but the way of the ungodly shall pensh.
Services entrusted to: Dents Undertaking Establishment
Augusta, Georgia

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