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The Cherryville Eagle

Barbara Beam

Barbara Beam

CHERRYVILLE – Barbara “Babs” Neal Bolick Beam, 67, of Johnstown Rd., passed away Wednesday April 22, 2020 at Atrium Health Lincolnton. She was born June 3, 1952 in Cleveland County to the late Neal Clarence and Jessie Lee Devine Bolick.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She had a fervent love for any kind of animal. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and all children in general. Babs was a completely selfless person who always put others above herself. She was a ray of light to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Tamera Ruth Beam.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, John P. Beam III; daughter, Laura Beam Warren, and husband Matthew; son, John P. Beam IV, and wife Carly; sister, Dale Ann Bolick Putnam; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Carla Beam; grandchildren, Kynleigh Warren, Caleb Warren, Suzanna Beam, John Boy Beam, and Charlie Beam; nieces, Elizabeth Leonard, Sarah Chase, and Tamera Cox; nephews, Donnie Beam, and Thomas Beam.

Babs lay in state from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services. Her family will also receive friends at other times at the home of John and Carly Beam.

A drive-in funeral service, officiated by Rev. Wayne Key, was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2020 in the parking lot of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Guests are asked to remain in their vehicles during the service.

A private interment was held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt Zion Church Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021.

Condolences may be made to

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