Knox J Beckham
Knox J Beckham, 82, of Route 1, Bonnie, died 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 27, 1994, at Good Smaritan Regional Health Center.
He was a retired coal miner at the Freeman Coal Co.
Mr. Beckham was born May 16, 1912, in Jefferson County,
a son of Sam and Maggie (Martin) Beckham. April 20, 1942, in
Perryville, Mo., he married Vera Brown, who survives.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at hughey Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jerry Montgomery and the Rev. Mike Kniffen
officiating. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey
Military flag presentation services will be conducted by
the Chaplain of American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife, Vera Beckham of
Bonnie; two daughters, Beverly A. Montgomery and husband
Jerry of Bonnie, and Donna L. Cockrum and husband Leon of
Grayslake; seven grandchildren, Kathy Huitzacua, Bradley
Cockrum, Bryan Cockrum, Amy Neibel, Heather Montgomery,
Crystal Montgomery, and Matthew Cockrum; and nine
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He enlisted
March 4, 1942, and was discharged Sept. 13, 1945. He was
also a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and
was a deacon at the church for several years.
Mr. Beckham was preceded in death by his parents; two
sisters; a brother, and a step-father, Bart Martin.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Hospice
Program at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
Source: The Register-News Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date:28 September 1994 - Wednesday Pg 2A
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh