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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Saturday October 30th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Bethlehem Community Cemetery
Saturday October 30th, 2021

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Bernard Graham Kendall

Bernard Graham Kendall, 83, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Anson County on January 30, 1938.

Bernard was a deacon at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, but became involved with Bethlehem Baptist Church when he moved to the area. He was also involved with the Myrtle Grove Fire Department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a quiet man whose generous actions spoke for him. Bernard could build anything and spent lots of time in his workshop. His sense of humor and smile that could light up a room will not be forgotten. He worked for General Electric where he was known as the “Coffee Man.” Bernard was a dedicated family man who leaves big shoes to fill.

He is preceded in death by his parents C.P. and Ollie Irene Kendall; his daughter, Melanie Baker; and eight brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kendall; two sons, Reid Kendall (Heather) and Daniel Kendall (Deborah); four grandchildren, Zack Kendall, Seth Kendall, Hunter Kendall, and Jacob Cole (Charity); and son-in-law, Anthony Baker.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Beam Funeral Service. A procession will leave the funeral home immediately following the visitation for a graveside service at Bethlehem Community Cemetery with Rev. Tony Lunsford officiating.

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I\'ve known Graham since I was 16...Awesome guy. Wonderful husband and loving father. He always had a great sense of humor and smile that light up a room. He lived a good life and was very Blessed to have his sweet Mary right beside him. I have lots of memories that I\'ll carry in my heart ❤ My thoughts and prayers 🙏 go up for the family in days to come. Heaven gained an Amazing Angel 😇 love you and gonna miss you..

Peggy Sue Roark Oct 27 2021 8:52 PM

Mr Graham was such a wonderful person. He always made me smile and feel like family. He will forever be missed. Praying for you all.

Sneeden Emily Oct 24 2021 7:10 PM

Ms. Mary & Family,
We are sadden to hear of Grahams passing, yet excited thinking about the fact that while he has seen his Lord & Savior. In addition he has seen ones gone on before. Wonder what their doing in heaven today? We love you and all your family. We are here is you need us. We are praying for all of you.

Dr. Ed and Kathy Ragan Oct 22 2021 9:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Kendall

Dr. Eddie and Kathleen (Kathy) Ragan Oct 22 2021 9:15 PM