Charles Lloyd Beeker Sr.
Mary Lula Giles
Jordan Shady Berrier
Julia Lillian Myers
Willie Joseph Beeker
Clara Idella Berrier
Edna Lillian Beeker


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1. Arvel Leroy Coppley

2. James Theodore Coates

Edna Lillian Beeker 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 18 Sep 1923, Welcome, Davidson, NC, USA 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Arvel Leroy Coppley on 12 Oct 1940 in , Davidson, NC, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): James Theodore Coates
  • Died: 24 Jan 2006, Welcome, Davidson, NC, USA at age 82 3 4 5
  • Buried: 27 Jan 2006, Linwood: Linwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: 9KGY-HMW.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1930 in Ogburn Station, Forsyth, NC, USA. 7 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2500 home: Willie J. Beeker, commercial salesman for wholesale grocer, 39, living with wife Clara D., 39; Willie V., 14; Clara M., 11; Melvin M., 9; Giles W., 6; Edna L., 6; and Charles H. 2 years 1 month on April 24 when the census was recorded. They and their parents were born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1940 in Cotton Grove, Davidson, NC, USA. 8 The 1940 census recorded Willie J. Beeker, farmer, 48, living with wife Clara I., 48; Melvin, section hand on railroad, 19; Giles W., farm laborer, 17; Edna L., 16; Harby, 12; Annie H., 9; and George W., 6. All were born in North Carolina.

3. Residence: on 13 Dec 1962 in Linwood, Davidson, NC, USA. 2 6

4. Obituary: The Dispatch: obituary of Edna Lillian Beeker Coppley Coates on 26 Jan 2006 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 4 WELCOME | Edna Lillian Beeker Coppley Coates, 82, of Welcome-Arcadia Road, formerly of Linwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Linwood United Methodist Church, where she was a member, by the Revs. Cynthia Arnold and Keith Heitman. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Coates was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Davidson County to Willie Joseph Beeker and Clara Idella Berrier Beeker. She was a retired employee of Link-Taylor. At her church, she was a former Sunday school teacher for the Junior Sunday School Class and a member of the church choir and Women's Missionary Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Arvel L. Coppley and James T. Coates; two granddaughters, Sherri and Tern Coppley; three sisters, Willie Veigh Beeker Plummer, Clara Mae Beeker Harkey and Lena Virginia Beeker; and three brothers, Bernice Luther Beeker, Giles Walter Beeker and Charles Harby Beeker.

Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn C. Heitman and her husband, Keith, of Walnut Cove; one son, Louie W. Coppley and his wife, Teresa, of Welcome; one sister, Anice Edgison and her husband, Coy, of Mount Pleasant; two brothers, the Rev. Melvin Beeker and his wife, Frances, of Linwood, and George Beeker and his wife, Margaret, of Lexington; nine grandchildren, June Coppley and his wife, Kelly, Scott Coppley, Todd Coppley, Jeffrey Heitman and his wife, Phyllis, Phillip Heitman and his wife, Missy, Mark Heitman, Jonathan Heitman and his wife, Maribeth, Tony Miller and Adam Miller and his wife Kim; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Piedmont Funeral Home and other times at the residence of the son at 421 Welcome-Arcadia Road.

Memorials may be directed to Linwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 82, Linwood, N.C. 27299 and to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 941, Lexington, N.C., 27293.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Davidson County for all the love and kindness shown to Mrs. Coates during her illness.

Edna married Arvel Leroy Coppley on 12 Oct 1940 in , Davidson, NC, USA.1 (Arvel Leroy Coppley was born on 15 Jan 1919 in , Davidson, NC, USA,9 died on 10 Nov 1983 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC, USA 9 and was buried in Linwood: Linwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 9.)

Edna next married James Theodore Coates. (James Theodore Coates was born on 25 Dec 1914,10 died on 25 Jun 1995 10 and was buried in Linwood: Linwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 10.)


1, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011 (Original data: North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Microfilm. Record Group 048. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.), Edna Lillian Beecker and Arvel LeRoy Coppley.

2 The High Point Enterprise (High Point, NC), 14 Dec 1962, page 28. Obituary of Willie Beeker.

3, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Edna Lillian Beeker Coppley Coates, father Willie J. Beeker, mother Clara I. Berrier.

4 "The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)" (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 26 Jan 2006, obituary of Edna Lillian Beeker Coppley Coates.

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6 Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 14 Dec 1962, page 13. Obituary of Willie Joseph Beeker.

7 1930 United States Census, Willie J. Beeker Ogburh in Middle Fork Township, Forsyth Co NC.

8 1940 United States Census, Willie J Becker, Cotton Grove Township, Davidson, NC.

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