Charles Lloyd Beeker Sr.
Mary Lula Giles
Crawford Poplin
Dorthea Morgan
John Woodrow Beeker
Ettie Belle Poplin
Mary Belle Beeker


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1. Edward Horace Downs

Mary Belle Beeker 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 12 Feb 1936, Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA 1 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Edward Horace Downs
  • Died: 2 Jan 2013, Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC, USA at age 76 1 2
  • Buried: 5 Jan 2013, Hickory: Oakwood Cemetery, Catawba, NC, USA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: L5YC-LLK.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 6 The 1940 census recorded at 107 Lowell Street: John W. Becker [indexed wrong], shuttle fixer in silk mill, 27, living with wife Etta b., 27; Mary B., 4; J. Wayne, 2; Mervin B., 1; and Margaret L., 1. Everyone was born in North Carolina. They lived in the same place in 1935.

2. Census in 1950 in Burlington, Alamance, NC, USA. 7 The 1950 census recorded at 200 Lennox Street: John W. Beeker, unemployed, 36, living with wife Ettie B., boards hose at hosiery mill, 36; Mary B., 14; John W., 12; Margaret L., 10; and Marvin B., 10. All were born in North Carolina.

3. Residence: on 6 Nov 1986 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA. 5

4. Residence: on 16 Oct 2001 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA. 3

5. Obituary: Hickory Daily Record: obtuary of Mary Downs on 4 Jan 2013 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA. 2 Mary Belle Beeker Downs, 76, of Hickory, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Brightwater Assisted Living Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Born February 12, 1936 in Davidson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ettie Belle Poplin Beeker and John Woodrow Beeker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward H. Downs; a brother, John Wayne Beeker; and a brother-in-law, Eddie Thompson.

Mrs. Downs owned and operated The Shoe Room in Hickory and later went into real estate. Her hobbies included cooking, working puzzles, playing cards and darts.

She is survived by a sister: Lois Thompson of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in-law, Ida Lou Beeker of Grimsley, NC; a brother, Marvin Beeker and wife Frankie of Burlington, NC; a step-daughter: Susan Pack, step-grandchildren: Kathryn Pack and Tony Pack.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Rowe and the Rev. Jerry Hurley officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Mary Belle Beeker Downs.

Mary married Edward Horace Downs. (Edward Horace Downs was born on 23 Jan 1923 in London, , Greater London, ENG,8 died on 24 Aug 2002 in Hickory, Catawba, NC, USA 8 and was buried in Burlington: Pine Hill Cemetery, Alamance, NC, USA 8.)


1 Find A Grave,

2 Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina), 4 Jan 2013, obituary of Mary Downs.

3 Rich and Thompson Funeral Service (Burlington, NC), 18 Oct 2001, obituary of Mrs. Ettie Poplin Beeker.

4, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Mary Belle Beeker, 12 Feb 1936; citing vol. 23, p. 1057, Davidson, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

5 "The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)," 7 Nov 1986, page 36. Obituary of John Woodrow Beeker.

6 1940 United States Census, John W Becker, West Ward, Lexington, Lexington Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 29-20, sheet 6B, family 107.

7 "1950 United States Census," John W. Beeker Burlington NC.

8 Find A Grave,

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