Sydney Elizabeth Rogers Beard, 65, of Spencer died Wednesday, June 24 at Baptist Memphis Hospital.
Mrs. Beard was born July 10, 1949 in Warren County to Ruth Potter Rogers and the late Willie Joe Rogers. She was a retired teacher and librarian with the Van Buren County School System. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In addition to her father, she is also preceded in death by daughter Donna Carol Beard Grissom.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years Fred Beard of Spencer; son, Matthew Beard and wife Amanda of Knoxville; grandsons, David Young and wife Cathryn, Rilley Connor Beard and Sam Grissom; great-grandchildren, David P. Young and Carleigh Young; mother, Ruth Rogers; brother, Joe Rogers Jr.; sister, Melissa Rogers, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Town Cemetery in Spencer. The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday after 11 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home. Spencer Grissom, Jim Grissom and Joe T. Moffitt will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2015