Samuel Ray Heilig
Mildred Hazel Frieze
Sue Ray Heilig


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1. Harry Miller Beeker

Sue Ray Heilig 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 29 Jan 1935, Belmont, Gaston, NC, USA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Harry Miller Beeker on 31 Dec 1952 in Gastonia, Gaston, NC, USA 1 2
  • Died: 13 May 2000, Norwood, Stanly, NC, USA at age 65 3
  • Buried: Norwood: Norview Gardens Cemetery, Stanly, NC, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LHNL-6SD.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Gastonia, Gaston, NC, USA. 5 The 1950 census recorded Samuel R. Heilig, railroad signal maintainer, 43, living with wife Mildred F., 40; and daughters Sue Ray, 15; Janie S., 12; and Sharley, 3. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

2. Residence: 165 Crawley Ave, Norwood, NC from 1986 to 2020 in Norwood, Stanly, NC, USA.

3. Obituary: Charlotte Observer: obituary of Sue Ray Heilig Beeker on 14 May 2000 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. 6 NORWOOD \emdash Mrs. Sue Ray Heilig Beeker, 65, of 156 Crawley Avenue, Norwood, died May 13, 2000, at her home, The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Roland S Banks on Monday, May 15, 2000, at 11 am at Norview Gardens. Burial will be in Norview Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 pm tonight at Edwards Funeral Home, Norwood, N.C. She was born January 29, 1935, daughter of the late Samuel Ray Heilig and Mildred Freize Heilig who survives. She was a member of Norwood First Presbyterian Church. She was the branch supervisor for Norwood Library. In her work she loved to match people and books. An ardent admirer of nature, she supported World Wildlife Fund Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Nature Conservancy. She is survived by her husband, Harry Miller Beeker, of the home; sons Timothy Edward Beeker of Charlotte and Benjamin Gray Beeker of Raleigh; daughter Deborah Sue Beeker of New London; mother Mildred Freize Heilig of Gastonia; sisters Janie Louise Ratcliffe of Ruskin, FL, Sharlie Ann Godfrey of Gastonia; grandchildren Scott McSwain of Norwood, Matthew McSwain of Badin, Chris and Michelle Beeker of Huntersville; her beloved cats, D.C., Tondo and Mady. Memorials may be made to World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037; The Nature Conservancy, NC Chapter, PO Box 61549, Durham, NC 27715-1549; First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 596, Norwood, NC 282128; or Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001-3350.

Sue married Harry Miller Beeker, son of Erold Grier Beeker and Mamie Josephine Miller, on 31 Dec 1952 in Gastonia, Gaston, NC, USA.1 2 (Harry Miller Beeker was born on 13 Aug 1935 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA 1 2 7.)


1, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, Harry Miller Beeker and Sue Ray Heilig, 31 Dec 1952; citing Gaston, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 413,076.

2 Jo White Linn, A Miller Family of Rowan County (S. H. Carter 1983, 168 pages.), page 106.

3 Find A Grave,

4 Jo White Linn, A Miller Family of Rowan County (S. H. Carter 1983, 168 pages.), Page 136, Sue Ray Heilig Beeker.

5 "1950 United States Census," Samuel R Heilig Gastonia NC.

6 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) (Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina), 14 May 2000, page 114. Obituary of Sue Ray Heilig Beeker.

7, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Harry Miller Beeker 13 Aug 1935, citing vol. 23, p. 363, Rowan, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

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