LEBANON -- Graveside services were held Friday morning, July 22 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mrs. Beard, 102, of Fort Worth, Texas. Born April 1909, in Lebanon to the late John Curry Vaughan and Cornelia Gwynn Vaughan, Mrs. Beard She died July 16, 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Cumberland University and was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth Womans Club, Texas A&M Mothers Club and Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital Guild. She enjoyed reading and playing games of any sort, especially bridge.
Survivors include: children John E. Beard of San Diego, CA and Judith Beard Reinhart of Austin, TX; grandchildren John E. Beard Jr., Kay Beard Lewis, Aaron Wesley Beard and Whittney Graham Beard; great-grandchildren Josh and Jacob Lewis, Ainsleigh and Aiden Beard; and great, great, granddaughter Avery Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman W. Beard Sr.; son Norman W. Beard Jr.; daughter Anne Beard; sisters Eloise Tyree, Alice McComb, Frances Robison; brothers R. Gwynn Vaughan, and Col. C. Ned Vaughan. Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.