Biography of

Clarence Wilson Beard


Born 10 Apr 1911, Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV
Died 03 Oct 1998, Pocahontas, WV
Married Laura Margaret Livesay, 16 Jun 1934, Logan WV

Hillsboro 7 -- June 2006

Children Born


Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Livesay of Frankford, announce the marriage of their daughter, Laura Margaret to Mr. Clarence Wilson Beard of Hillsboro.  The wedding ceremony was solemnized at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. Mr. R. Atkinson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Logan, on the evening of June 16th.  Mrs. Beard is a young lady with a charming personality.  She attended Frankfort High School and for some time has been employed as operator for the local telephone company with headquarters in Frankfort.  Mr. Beard, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Beard, has spent the larger part of his life as a resident of the Little Levels, Hillsboro.  He is a very successful young farmer, being in partnership with his uncle, Mr. Novell Clark.  For the present Mr. and Mrs. Beard are at the home of the brides parents but later she will join her husband at Hillsboro where they will be at home to their large host of friends.

Clarence W. Beard, age 87, of Hillsboro, died Saturday, October 3, 1998, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Beard was a farmer and a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at Hillsboro.  Born at Marlinton April 10, 1911, he was the son of the late Forrest L. and Rachel M. Clark Beard.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura M. Beard; two sisters, Laura Weiford and Mamie Beard; and four brothers, Rice, Luther, Warren, and Starrett Beard.   Surviving him are a sister, Eda Beard, of Marlinton, a twin sister, Clara B. King, of Annapolis, Maryland, and a brother, Forrest L. Beard, Jr., with whom he shared their home in Hillsboro.  Graveside services were held at 2 p. m. Monday in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro by the Rev. Paul Goehner.  Memorial gifts may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery.

(Ed Note : Carl D. Livesay was the brother of Laura Margaret Livesay Beard)

Carl D. Livesay

Carl Douglas Livesay, 81, of Staunton, Virginia, died February 14, 2000. He was born on March 28, 1918, in Frankford, the son of the late Lock and Mary Livesay. Mr. Livesay was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Berea College and West Virginia University. He was a cattle consultant and member of the American Angus Association. He was a member and elder at the Covenant Presbyterian Church and a member of the Staunton Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Martha Dahmer Livesay; one brother, James Livesay, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and one sister, Edith Taylor, of Oak Ridge. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Alex Livesay, Edgar Livesay, Marion Livesay, and Hubert Livesay; and a sister, Laura Beard. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John C. Peterson officiating. Burial will be in the Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Covenant Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2001 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401.


Mrs. Laura L. Beard 83 of Hillsboro, died Friday January 3, 1992, at her home after a long illness.  She was a member of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  Born September 6, 1938, at Frankford, she was the daughter of Lock and Mary Legge Livesay.  Surviving her are her husband, Clarence Beard, four brothers, Alex LIvesay of Frankford, Hubert Livesay and James LIvesay, both of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Carl Livesay of Staunton, Virginia and one sister, Edith Taylor also of Oak Ridge.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Paul Grahmer, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Livesay, Mrs. Clarence Beard, Roy Boothe, Hubert Livesay and Edith Livesay motored to Camp Forrest, Tenn. where they spent the weekend with P.F.C. Roscoe Boothe, Pvt. Carl Livesay, and Pvt. Earl Casto.

Name Born Age Birth Place Died

Beard Clark, Clarence W. 04/10/1911 87 Marlinton, WV 10/03/1998