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Chad L. Beam

Chad L. Beam

Owner/Funeral Service Licensee/Licensed Crematory Operator

A licensed funeral director, embalmer and crematory operator, Chad is a graduate of McDowell High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia with 22 years experience as a funeral service professional. 

Chad and his wife, Jill have two children, a son, Zach and a daughter, Allie.  He is a member and a deacon at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church. 

"It is my desire to serve each family with my up most ability during this most difficult time.  I will place the wishes of families first in all services I conduct."

Telephone: 1-828-559-8111

Email: beamfuneralservice@gmail.com


Jill Beam

Jill Beam

Administrative Assistant/Notary Public

Jill is a native of McDowell County and graduate of McDowell High School.  She is the daughter of Ray and Sarah Bright and a member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church.  

Jill, a notary public,enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Landon C. Cloer

Landon C. Cloer

Funeral Director Licensee/Licensed Crematory Operator

Landon, a licensed funeral director and crematory operator, is a resident of Old Fort and a graduate of McDowell High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia.  He is on the board of directors for the McDowell County Crime Stoppers.  

Having been in the funeral profession for the past 12 years, Landon has a personal dedication to each family he serves. 

"Each family I serve, I treat them as if they were part of my family".


Matthew Gaddy

Matthew Gaddy

Funeral Service Associate/Licensed Crematory Operator/Notary Public

Matthew is a native of Buncombe County and a graduate of Enka High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia.

He has been in the funeral profession for the past 10 years and is  currently in the process of completing the requirements to obtain his funeral service license and is a crematory operator and notary public.

Matthew has been a resident of McDowell County for the past several years. He enjoys classic cars, traveling and helping the community in their most difficult times.


John Ray Davis

John Ray Davis

Funeral Service Associate

John Ray and his wife, Joyce are members of Grace Baptist Church where he is currently a pianist.  

After many years of working in local meat markets and owning his own business, John Ray felt a calling to begin his ministry in the funeral service industry where he has served continuously for the past 25 years.  


Don Barlowe

Don Barlowe

Funeral Service Associate

Don is a lifelong resident of McDowell County and resides in the Haw Branch Community of Marion. A member and deacon of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Don and his wife of 43 years, Louann, have one daughter, Donna.

When Don is not driving a school bus for the McDowell County Schools, he spends his time gardening and raising small farm animals. 


Joe Ray Bright

Joe Ray Bright

Funeral Service Associate

Ray and his wife of 50 years, Sarah, are members of Ashworth Road Missionary Baptist Church and reside in the Sugar Hill Community.  He and his wife have three children and three grandchildren.

Ray is a car enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family.  



Harry Loftis

Harry Loftis

Funeral Service Associate

Harry is a resident of  Nebo and has been married to his wife, Marlie for 46 years.  He is a member and deacon at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church and a member of The Gideons International. Harry also served in the US Army 167th Military Police Detachment in Germany from 1966 - 1968. 

In his spare time, Harry enjoys hunting and fishing.  



Ricky Crisp

Ricky Crisp

Funeral Service Associate

Ricky and his wife, Tracy Henry Crisp have been married for 30 years and have one daughter, Cambria. They currently reside in the Pleasant Gardens Community and attend Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Ricky, who had been employed with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office for 23 years, retired as patrol captain at the end of August 2016.  He is Vice President of the McDowell County Crime Stoppers.

"I look forward to working more with the funeral home staff.  I enjoy working with people, and this is a great opportunity of helping them through a very difficult time of losing a loved one".        


Jim Rhinehart

Jim Rhinehart

Funeral Service Associate/Licensed Crematory Operator

Jim and his wife, Pam of 47 years, are residents of the Cross Mill Community in Marion. They have five children and five grandchildren.  He is a member of First Christian Church where he serves as Elder and Adult Sunday School Teacher.  Jim is a licensed crematory operator.

Jim enjoy's spending time with his family and his three canine's.


Mike Price

Mike Price

Funeral Service Associate

A member of the Gideons International, McDowell East Camp, Mike and his wife Brenda have one son, Kevin.  They enjoy spending quality time with their granddaughter, Mackenzie.  

Serving as a deacon at Yancey Street Baptist Church, Mike proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He is also a 1975 graduate from Western Carolina University where he received his bachelor's of business administration.   


Terry Beam

Terry Beam

Funeral Service Associate

Terry and his wife Barbara currently reside in Nebo.  A veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam, Terry and Barbara have two sons and two grandchildren.  

A member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church, Terry enjoys traveling and his classic cars.


Diana Beam

Diana Beam

Housekeeping

Diana, following 21 years, retired as custodian at the McDowell County Courthouse.  She is a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.

In her spare time she enjoys yard sales and going to the flea market.


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