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Priscilla Faith Harrison Beale
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Priscilla Faith Harrison Beale, 82, of Dawsonville, died June 13, 2017.

She was born in June 1935 in Long Beach, California, the first of John and Katherine Fright's four children.

Near the start of her high school years, the family had relocated from the "valley" to the "high desert" of Barstow.

Priscilla was very involved in school and community activities. She was selected as Miss Barstow and awarded the title of "Miss Congeniality" in the Miss Southern California contest.

During her senior year, she met Charles Frederick Harrison, a young Lieutenant from South Carolina who had recently been assigned to Camp Nebo. She married him in 1953, and the following year, moved to Columbia, S.C., after he separated from the Marine Corps. A job transfer sent them to Atlanta, where they raised their four children. She was widowed in 1985 and was remarried to Sterling Edward Beale of Columbia, S.C. in 1988, where they lived happily until retiring to Dawsonville in 2013.

Her first husband, Charles Frederick Harrison; second husband, Sterling Edward Beale; daughter, Debra Faith Harrison Nichols; stepson, Charles Sterling "Chuck" Beale; and her sister, Brenda Hyames, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her three children, Lutricia and Ewing Barnett, and their son, Trey; Chuck and Beverly Harrison, John and Kristen Harrison and their children, Tyler, Laura and Mary Grace; stepson, John and Beth Beale; grandchildren, John Edward and Kayla, Zachary, Chandler, Chase; brother, Daniel and Charlotte Frajt; sister, Connie Thompson; various other relatives also survive.

A celebration of her life, interment and reception was held in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. June 20 at The Cathedral of Saint Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2786, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.

 

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