After months of suffering Mrs. A. L. Beach passed away Monday morning, the funeral srvices being held that afternoon, and Tuesday morning the body was taken to the old home in Ohio for interment.
In spite of her continuous suffering Mrs. Beach never lost courage nor the spirit of cheerfulness that was so much a part of her nature and made her such a universal favorite with both old and young before the disease which finally carried her away fastened upon her. A devout member of the Methodist church, her christianity was of that character which shows itself in acts of kindness and ministrations to the needy, and the idea is felt as a personal one to every one who knew her.
Born in Warren, Ohio, on Sept. 22, 1859, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Downs, who by their frequent visits here for several years are so well and favorably known, she grew up to young womanhood. Her marriage to Mr. Beach was blessed by the birth of three sons, two of whom (Glen and Clarence) are still living, one named Ralph dying in infancy.
Twenty-four years ago the family moved to Florida living in DeFuniak Springs for several years, Mr. Beach being engaged in the saw mill business, but later leaving here for a while, the family located at Grand Ridge, but returned eventually, and have remained here ever since.
In the death of Mrs. Beach the family has lost a most devoted wife and mother, the church an active and useful member, and the town a helpful and energetic worker.
Our most earnest sympathies go out towards the family, in their irreparable loss.
[Contributed by Michael Strickland]