Alvin Gray "Grady" Beeker 1 2
- Born: 11 Sep 1911, , Rowan, NC 1 2
- Died: 9 Aug 1944, Brest, , Bretagne, FRA at age 32 1
- Buried: Mill Bridge: Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan, NC, USA 1
Noted events in his life were:
1. Newspaper: Greensboro Daily News: Grady Beeker New Theater Manager, 9 Sep 1941, Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 3 BURNS RESIGNS POST AS THEATER MANAGER
Grady Beeker, Greenwood, S. C, Will Succeed Him At Carolina Sept. 22.
Frank h. Burns, manager of the Carolina theater for about 10 years, has resigned his position with North Carolina Theaters, incorporated, to enter other work, he announced last night.
It was announced by Montgomery S. Hill, president of the theater company, that Burns will be succeeded by Grady Beeker, Greenwood, S. C., who will assume his duties here September 22.
Hill said the company accepted Burns' resignation with regreat and that the retiring manager is held in high regard by his employers, being a valuable man in the theater business. Burns has been with the organization for 12 years and has managed theaters here and in High Point, Winston-Salem, Rocky Mount and Salisbury.
Burns successor, Beeker, comes to the city highly recommended, Hill stated. He has been with the organization for eight years and managed houses in Salisbury, Columbia, S. C., Florence, S. C. and Greenwood.
2. Newspaper: The State: Sgt. Grady Beeker, Formerly Here, Missing In Action, 31 Aug 1944, Columbia, Lexington, SC. 4 Sgt. Grady Beeker, Formerly Here, Missing in Action
Staff Sgt. Grady Beeker, 33, who was manager of the Carolina theater here several years ago and also a member of the Columbia Lion's club, has been missing in action over France since August 10, his mother, Mrs. C. T. Beeker of Mill Bridge, N.C. has been informed. He was lost on his 60th mission as a top turret gunner of a B-26.
Sergeant Beeker has been awarded the seven oak leaf clusters. He enlisted in the army air corps August 26, 1942, and was transferred overseas Junary 24, 1944.
After working here as Carolina theater manager, Sergeant Beeker was connected with theaters in Greenwood. He was a manager of the Carolina theater at Greesboro, N. C. when he entered the army.