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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled April 17, 2012

Ralph Beam, D. April 15, 2012 Ralph Beam, age 67, of Jonas Ridge passed away on Sunday April 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville. He was born August 19, 1944 a son of the late Frances and Thelma Franklin Beam, Jr. Ralph was a member of Jonas Ridge Baptist Church where he served as Deacon for several years. He had retired from the NCDOT and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ralph was known to always give a helping hand to anyone in need and enjoyed witnessing to everyone about the Lord. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie Dawn Beam. A very loving husband, father and paw-paw, Ralph has left to cherish his memory his: wife, Ann Beam of the home; daughter, Lisa Daniels and fiance Ned Guinn of Linville Falls; and the light of his world, his very special granddaughter, Rylie Dawn Daniels; two sisters, Kathleen Clark and husband Wesley of Jonas Ridge, Juanita Poteat and husband Dean of Morganton; two brothers, Donald Leroy Beam and wife Cindy of Jonas Ridge, Joe Beam and wife Ethel of Nebo; granddaughter, several nieces and nephews; and a very special friends, Dr. Michael J. Messino and family. Funeral services for …

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