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Cashius Ray Beard, 84

Cashius Ray Beard, 84, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the University of Louisville Hospital as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born June 2, 1935 in Adair County to the late Cashius Daniel and Vesta Elizabeth Beard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several siblings.  Cashius was a sawmill and construction worker.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Frances Beard of Columbia; two sons, Daniel Beard and Audie Beard both of Columbia; one daughter, Teresa (Kenneth) McGilton of Columbia; one sister Mattie Chrisman of Columbia; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and one expected great great grandchild.

Several other relatives and friends also survive.

A funeral service was held Friday, December 13, 2019 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Conover officiating.

Burial followed in the  Milltown Cemetery.

Casket Bearers were: Daniel Beard, Kenneth McGilton, Dylan Nunnely, William McDougall, Adam Taylor, and Larry Chrisman.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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