Shelby H. Beasley

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Shelby H. Beasley, 84, passed away peacefully in the afternoon of Friday, July 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1930 to the union of his parents, George Shelby and Cora Alice Beasley.
Shelby was the pillar of his family, a devoted father and grandfather. He had an unselfish and forgiving heart and most enjoyed storytelling with his friends and family gathered around. He will be remembered for his love for God, his sound advice, his country heritage and his passion for the outdoors. He was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg, a graduate of Harrisonburg High School, and Louisiana State University, College of Agriculture. He
began his lifelong career as a farmer and also worked at the Catahoula Parish sheriff’s Office. He was a passionate member of his church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he graciously served as Director of Music, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Craig James and Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Jeremy Tyler Bump. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Margie Jean Mc- Millin Beasley; his daughters, Charlotte Ann Bump and husband Milo of Tampa, FL, Shelley Jean Edmonds and husband David of Birmingham, AL, and Margie Marie Butler  and husband Glenn of Alexandria; his son, Brent Beasley and wife Cindy of Coppell, TX; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be given to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in memory of Shelby H. Beasley. 
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