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The Cherryville Eagle

Sandra Beam Mitchum

Jan 31, 2020 10:03AM

Sandra Beam Mitchum

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Sandra Beam “Sandy” Mitchem, 57, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 surrounded by her family at Atrium Health – Cleveland in Shelby.

Sandy was born on May 11, 1962 in Cleveland County, N.C., a daughter of the late Donald Everett Beam, Sr. and Janois Norman Beam. She worked for Moose Auto Sales in Bessemer City and also worked in retail. She was of the Methodist faith, a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Vera Eaker Circle, of the First United Methodist Church in Cherryville. She enjoyed trips to the beach.

Survivors include her daughter Haley Craft and husband Pete of Cherryville; the joy of her life, her grandson John Weslee Craft; two sisters, Sherry Rogers of Salem, S.C., and Amy Goodman of Cherryville; a brother, Don Beam of Murray, KY; and also a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation was on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 from 1 to 7 p.m., at the home of Haley and Pete Craft, 303 Lee Black Rd., Cherryville.

A graveside memorial service was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Zack Christy officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1613 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC, 28207.

A guest register is available at

Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family.