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Nancy Beck

Nancy Beck, 84, of McDonough, formerly of Dawsonville, died Jan.6, 2018.

Born Sept. 14, 1933 in Alton, Ill. to the late Roscoe Carl and Alberta Frances Poole, Nancy previously resided in Decatur before moving to Dawsonville in 1994 and then to Stockbridge after the death of her husband. She attended Purdue University where she earned a BS in pharmacy and met her late husband, Jerome M. “Jerry” Beck, to whom she was married for 56 years. Having grown up on a horse farm, Nancy possessed a special love for animals. A very kind hearted and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nancy was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

A daughter-in-law, Cathy Beck; and sister, June Marie Poole, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Richard Beck of Morrow; Michael and Penny Beck of McDonough, Roxanne and Kelly Thomley of Newnan; grandchildren, Candice Beck, Dustin Beck, Sarah Beck, Garrett Beck, Savannah Thomley, Matthew Thomley; and a great-grandson, Ean Marria.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.  Herman Miller will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service hour on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.