Lucille Smith Beckum

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mrs. Lucille Smith Beckum of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 80 years, 4 months and 16 days. She was born on Wednesday, July 6, 1938 in Tyronza, Arkansas to the late George Allen Elsie Lee Haynes Smith and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann area. Mrs. Beckum was a retied employee of General Electric in Jonesboro and a member of Abundant Life Community Church in Marked Tree, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Leroy Beckum; one son, Phillip Beckum; four sisters; three brothers and was the daughter of the late George Allen and Elsie Lee Haynes Smith. She is survived by three daughters, Becky Stricklin (Johnny) and Betty Sue King (Neal) both of Jonesboro and Melinda Ray (Dewayne) of Pocahontas, Ark.; one son, Michael Beckum of Trumann; two sisters, Margie Smith Tyronza and Lula Mae Lindsey of Holland, Mich., 10 grandchildren Eric Johnston, Dayna Rea, Larry King, Stacy Mayo, Michelle Beckum Blagg, Sassy Hanna, Tim Ray, Brian Ray, Jason Ray and Candace Acher and 15 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life was held in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home, with Bro. Raymond Routon officiating. Burial will follow in Tyronza Cemetery in Tyronza, Ark. Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Ray, Brian Ray, Jason Ray, Jackie Beckum, David Ryan Taber, Michael David Taber and Michael Beckum Bogart. Online guest book can be signed at