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Diana Helms Beam

Diana Helms Beam

 CHERRYVILLE – Diana Helms Beam, 73, of Spring St., passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Cleveland County to the late Junious Clyde and Sue Lingerfelt Helms. Diana was a member of First Baptist Church. She retired after 35 years with Bank of America. She then served for 13 years as the Vice President of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce.  

Diana enjoyed gardening and decorating. She loved spending time with her family and was an excellent cook. 

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Mayor H.L. Beam, III; daughters, Angela Beam Walker and husband, Reggie, and Ashley Beam Long and husband, Preston; grandchildren, Olivia Blake Walker, Harrison Landrum Walker, Alexander Preston Long, Avery Grace Walker, Dawson Cole Long, and Isabella Caroline Long; brothers, J.C. Helms and wife, Diane, and Monty Helms and wife, Pat; and a special cousin, Bobbie Jean Grant, and special friends Fatty and Linda Husdon.

The family received friends Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at 12 p.m., at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner, and Rev. David Bame officiating.  

Entombment followed at the City Memorial Cemetery Coloumbarium.

Memorials may be made to the Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 305, Cherryville, NC, 28021.

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Beam.