Dixie Ashford Beckham

88 year old Dixie Ashford Beckham died Friday at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she worked for many years in a garment factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Spiral Wade and Bettie Cook Herman; husbands, Valter Ashford and Hobert Cripps, a grandson, Darrell Wade Ashford; brothers, Alvie, Hooper, and Bail Herman; and sisters, Vera Adamson, Belvie Hale, Mallie B. Parker, Maggie Bell Cook, and Aline Parker. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Beckham of Smithville. Sons, Harold and his wife Bryna Ashford of Alexandria and Wade and his wife Karen Ashford of Gassaway. A step-son, Jacky Beckham of Smithville. Grandchildren, Larry and his wife Angie Ashford, Vallerie and husband Steve Womack, Dwayne and wife Karlee Ashford, and Cory Ashford. Great grandchildren, Lydia Ashford, Faith and Levi Womack, Colby and Shianne Ashford and Heather Jenkins. Great great grandchildren, Piper Mabe and Koda Jenkins and many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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