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Marie Beckham

Female 1914 - 2010  (96 years)


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  • Name Marie Beckham  [1, 2, 3
    Born 11 Oct 1914  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Nov 2010  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried McMahan's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • The Sabine County Reporter
      December 1, 2010, page 12

      Marie Beckham Welsh, 96, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at her home in the McMahan Chapel community near Geneva after an illness. Mrs. Welsh was orn in the McMahan Chapel community to Dewitt and Emma Horn Beckham and had lived in Sabine County most of her life.

      During her second marriage to James Fuller (the local barber in Hemphill), Marie worked for a short period as a DJ in Corpus Christi, where she would play love songs on the local radio station. She was the owner and operator of Marie's Beauty Shop in Hemphill for many years in conjunction with B & W Hardware that she co-owned with her brother.

      Later, she established and worked with her third husband, Jimmy Welsh in their lumber and rock mining companies.

      Mrs. Welsh is survived by her husband, Jimmy M. Welsh of McMahan Chapel; and her three grandchildren, Jeffrey E. Fuller, Angelia Marie Fuller, and Kimberly Gail Fuller, as well as her great grandson, Jace Talmadge Fuller and nephew, Valton Gayle Beckham.

      She was preceded in death by her only child and son, Talmadge Gayle Fuller, who was the most important figure in her life aside from her three grandchildren.

      Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 28, in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the McMahan Chapel Cemetery.

      Services were under the direction of Starr Funerals Home in Hemphill.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, December 2010)

      A nearly identical obituary was also in the San Augustine Tribune, December 2, 2010, page 9. In this obituary her date of birth was listed as October 11, 1914.
    Person ID I546  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family James Weldon Fuller,   b. 25 Jan 1916, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1973, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Bef 1935 
    Children 
     1. Talmadge Gayle Fuller,   b. 28 Mar 1935,   d. 30 Apr 1994, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1914 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 2010 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 75 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S60] McCary, Kay P. "Hemphill City Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/, (James Weldon Fuller - Triple with Clyde W. Fuller & Lula B . Fuller - w Marie Beckham) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S342] San Augustine Tribune, weekly, 807 E. Columbia, San Augustine, TX, (San Augustine Tribune, USPS No. 479-040, Published every Thursday at 807 E. Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972 Stephen Hays & Arlan Hays, Publishers. Postmaster: Change of Address notice should be made at P.O. Box 539, San Augustine, Texas 75972. The Tribune is a continuation of the Texas Chronicle moved from Galveston to San Augustine in 1837 and published as the Redlander.), December 2, 2010, page 9 (Reliability: 3).