Biography of

Ryce Sheldon Beard


Born 12 Jan 1901
Died 11 Jul 1957
Married (1) Mary Agatha Fogus
Married (2) Odell Ware; b 1910, West Virginia; d 15 Jun 1999 Junior, Barbour, WV


Children (2) Born
Carl Beard  
Edward Beard  
Arnold Beard  
Richard Beard  
Lillian Beard  
Howard Beard  


Obituary - Ryce S. Beard died July 11, 1957, in the Hopemont Sanitarium after a long illness.  He was born January 11, 1901, a son of the late Forrest and Rachel Clark Beard.  He is survived by his wife, Odell Ware Beard and six children, Carl of Perry Point, Maryland; Edward of the US Army; Arnold, Richard, Lillian and Howard.  Also surviving are three sisters; Mrs. Laura Weiford, of Parkersburg, Mrs. Clara King, of East Port, Maryland, and Eda Beard of Charleston; and three brothers; Luther of East Port, Clarence and Forrest of Hillsboro.  Funeral services were held on July 13 at the E. U. B. Church at Junior, with interment in the Trinity Cemetery.
Death notice : Mary Agatha Fogus 1929
Beard Rites are held on Saturday - Funeral Services for Ryce S. Beard, 56, of Junior, who died last Thursday at Hope Mont, were held Saturday Afternoon at 2 o'clock from the E. U. B. Church at Junior.  The Rev. Lester Groves officiated, with interment by the New Runner Funeral Home in Trinity Cemetery near Junior.  The church choir sang "Abide with Me,", "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Face to Face".   The active pall bearers were : Garland Clark Foy, Burton Steerman, Brewer Steerman, Boyd Thorn, Omer Ware and Martin Moore.  Honorary pall bearers were: Winnie Foy, Ilona Steerman, Peggy Yeager, Glorai Talbott, Sandra Harris, Carolyn Ware, Charlotte Mace, June Swick, and Donna Steerman.  Attending the services from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Beard and  Forrest Beard of Hillsboro; Mrs. Ada Emond of Star City; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Robey of Mt. Morris; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Swick and Miss Norma Swick of Arthurdale; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Swick and family of West Chester, Pa., and Mrs. Ellsie Currence and daughter, of Elkins.