James Elmer Beeker
(1893-1964)
Mary Katherine Miller
(1906-1996)
Richard B. Rhodes
(1908-1959)
Edna Pearl Zellers
(1911-1982)
Henry Earl Beeker Sr.
(1928-1984)
Edna Marie Rhodes
(1930-1999)
James Stephen Beeker
(1951-2018)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Janet Elizabeth Rivenbark
2. Tracy Melinda Slack
3. Wendy Shay Perdue

4. Monika Theresa Efird

James Stephen Beeker 1 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 10 Dec 1951, Wilmington, New Hanover, NC 5 9
  • Marriage (1): Janet Elizabeth Rivenbark on 5 May 1972 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover, NC, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Tracy Melinda Slack on 17 Jun 1980 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover, NC, USA 3
  • Marriage (3): Wendy Shay Perdue on 9 Dec 1984 in , New Hanover, NC 4
  • Marriage (4): Monika Theresa Efird
  • Died: 13 Sep 2018, Wilmington, New Hanover, NC at age 66 9

   Another name for James was Steve Beeker.9

   FamilySearch ID: G79F-DR9.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Beaufort Gazette: Marriage Licenses: James Stephen Beeker of Carolina Beach to Tracy Melinda Slack of Carolina Beach, June 4., 17 Jun 1980, Beaufort, Beaufort, SC. 3

2. Residence: on 6 Apr 2017 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover, NC, USA. 10

3. Residence: on 13 Sep 2018 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover, NC, USA. 9

4. Obituary: StarNews: obituary of James Stephen Beeker on 24 Sep 2018 in Wilmington, New Hanover, NC. 9 James Stephen Beeker, "Steve", 66 years old, died of a prolonged illness on September 13, 2018, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. Steve is survived by his four sons, James Stephen Beeker II (Tiffany), Destyn Christopher, Brandon Kyle (Tori), and Jensyn Walter Earl, two grandchildren, Theodore James and Kaia Nash Beeker, a brother, Henry Earl (Sonny) Beeker, Jr. (Lynn), three sisters, Deborah B. Rochelle(Rocky), Cathy Beeker Farrow, and Susan Beeker Spigelmyer and numerous nephews and nieces. Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Earl Beeker and Edna Marie Rhodes Beeker of Carolina Beach, NC. Steve was born on December 10, 1951 in Wilmington, NC, graduated from Hoggard High School and was a lifelong resident of Carolina Beach. Steve was a loving father and grandfather, a beloved brother, a good friend to many and a very special and unique man. He spent many memorable times in Buzzard Bay clamming with his father and family in his earlier adult years. Steve loved the UNC Tar Heels basketball team and would wear the Tar Heel Blue for every game! A memorial for Steve will be held at the South Gazebo at Fort Fisher at 11am on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Steve's family extends an invitation to his friends to attend and celebrate the very special life of Steve Beeker. "Sand in my shoes, salt in my hair, I'm just an old beachcomber......."


James married Janet Elizabeth Rivenbark, daughter of Irvin Elwood Rivenbark and Dorothy Olivia Griffin, on 5 May 1972 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover, NC, USA.1 2 The marriage ended in divorce on 31 Jul 1978. (Janet Elizabeth Rivenbark was born in 1953 in Rose Hill, Duplin, NC, USA 1.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. They were divorced on 31 Jul 1978 in Hillsborough, Florida, United States. 11


James next married Tracy Melinda Slack on 17 Jun 1980 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover, NC, USA.3


James next married Wendy Shay Perdue, daughter of Dallas Linwood Perdue and Gwendolyn Delores Jamieson, on 9 Dec 1984 in , New Hanover, NC.4 The marriage ended in divorce on 8 Nov 1991. (Wendy Shay Perdue was born on 7 Nov 1963 in , New Hanover, NC 12 13 and died on 8 Apr 2013 13.)


James next married Monika Theresa Efird, daughter of Walter Knox Efird and Louise Koelbl. (Monika Theresa Efird was born on 18 Aug 1960 in , Guilford, NC, USA 10 14 and died on 6 Apr 2017 in Wilmington, New Hanover, NC 10.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Index, 1741-2011 (North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), James Stephen Beeker m. Janet Elizabeth Rivenbark 5 May 1972 Carolina Beach, NC.

2 FamilySearch.org, Florida, U.S., Divorce Index, 1927-2001, James Stephen Beeker divorced Janet Beeker 31 Jul 1978 Hillsborough County FL.

3 "The Beaufort Gazette (Beaufort, SC)," 17 Jun 1980, page 13. Marriage License James Stephen Beeker - Tracy Melinda Slack both of Carolina Beach, NC.

4 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Index, 1741-2011 (North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), James Stephen Beeker m. 9 Dec 1984 Wendy Shay Perdue in New Hanover, NC.

5 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHRW-T26 James Stephen Beeker, 10 Dec 1951 citing vol. 91, p. 308 A, New Hanover, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

6 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHRW-T2C Destyn Christopher Beeker, 22 Apr 1992 citing vol. 218, p. 688, New Hanover, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

7 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHRW-T24 Brandon Kyle Beeker, 03 Sep 1993 citing vol. 221, p. 527, New Hanover, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

8 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VHRW-T2N Jensyn Walter Earl Beeker, 22 Jun 1997 citing vol. 228, p. 1305, New Hanover, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

9 StarNews (Wilmington, NC), 24 Sep 2018, obituary of James Stephen Beeker.

10 "Wilmington Funeral & Cremation (Wilmington, NC)," https://www.wilmingtoncares.com/obituary/monika-theresa-beeker/.

11 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 6 Feb 2023), entry for Janet Elizabeth Rivenbark, person ID GVDW-CTB.

12 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Wendy Shay Perdue b. Nov 1963 New Hanover, NC.

13 "Wilmington Funeral & Cremation (Wilmington, NC)," https://www.wilmingtoncares.com/obituary/wendy-shay-walker/.

14 FamilySearch.org, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7Z9Q-KRW2 Monika Theresa Efird, 18 Aug 1960; citing Birth, North Carolina.



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