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Mrs. Claire Bowen Beall

LAGRANGE, Ga. - Mrs. Claire Bowen Beall, 62, of LaGrange, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Beall was born January 14, 1948 in Augusta, daughter of Mrs. Miriam Morgan Bowen, now of LaGrange, Ga., and the late Dr. John B. Bowen. She had lived in LaGrange since 1975 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Mercer University, where she was a member of the Phi Mu sororitiy. In LaGrange, she was past president of the Holle Garden Club, Elms and Roses Garden Club Council, UMW, Chairman of the Altar Guild of First UMC. She was a past member of the Child Abuse Council, Pink Ladies, and the Tree Advisory Board. She enjoyed tennis, bridge, mahjohng, music, Mexico Beach, dancing, her friends, animals, grandchildren, and life. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmama. Survivors other than her mother, include her husband, Avery P. Beall, Jr. of LaGrange; two sons, Patton (Elizabeth) Beall and Bowen (Sarah) Beall, all of LaGrange; four grandchildren, Caroline, Bo, Griffin, and Ben; two brothers, Dr. Robert (Gail) Bowen of Cambridge, MD, and Dr. Rowe (Toni) Bowen of Dearing; motherin- law, Mrs. Betty Jane Beall of Macon; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Harold Lawrence and Rev. Greg Porterfield officiating. A graveside committal service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Woodlawn Cemetery Annex, Adel, Ga. Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may contribute to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Donor Services; P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265) in memory of Claire Bowen Beall. Condolences my be expressed at Arrangements in LaGrange were by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, (706) 884-8636 and in Adel by Boone- Lipsey Funeral Home, (229) 896-2613.

Web posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010

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