Katy Rebecca Beam, age 80, of Sunshine Hill Apartments in Spruce Pine, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.

Born on September 25, 1938 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Beam and Pearl Beam Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Billy Beam; her sister, Nancy Pendley; her half-brothers; Parker and Ralph Beam and James Vaughn; and her half-sister, Laura Hicks.

Left to cherish her memories are her sisters; Betty Denton of Brevard, Mildred Huskins and Martha Biddix both of Spruce Pine; her sisters-in-law; Ida Beam and Wilma Beam both of Spruce Pine; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tim Rupard officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

The family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to the following staff members of Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge; Cynthia Wilson, RN and case manager; Cama Fleenor, RN; Wanda Knecht, RN; Sarah Burleson, RN; Kim Grindstaff, RN; Shannon Burleson, CNA; Paulina Tehandon, CNA; Rachel Hopson, CNA; Leah Blackburn, CNA; Amy Dula, Social Worker; Andy Willis, Chaplain; and Jackie Hinshaw, who sat with Katy when the family was unable to be with her.

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