Mildred F. Beavers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mildred Franks Beavers of Mount Royal Towers, Vestavia Hills, formerly of Wilsonville, AL passed away after a brief illness on July 2, 2007 at the age of 91.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Beavers and brother, Carlton Franks. Mrs. Beavers is survived by her son, George (Sonny) Beavers (Janette) of Pell City and daughter, Shirley Reynolds (Knox) of Moody. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Lori Riley (Tim) of Columbiana, Sharon Thomas (Greg) of Pell City, Susan Cross (Eddie) of Mechanicsville, VA., Greg Reynolds (Donna) of Pelham and Clay Reynolds of Calera. She also leaves seven great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.

Mrs. Beavers attended the old Howard College and

graduated from the University of Montevallo when it was Alabama College. She was employed by the Shelby County Board of Education for 35 years as a teacher and principal.

After retirement, she taught for several years at the Coosa Valley Academy.

She was active in many civic and professional organizations.

Among them was the Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She also was a founding member of the Fine Arts Club of Wilsonville. She was a very active member of the Wilsonville Baptist Church for over 50 years serving as a Sunday School teacher, Organist and in various administrative positions.

Upon moving to Mt. Royal Towers Retirement Community in 1995, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Birmingham and served as a Sunday School Teacher. As a resident of Mount Royal Towers, she served as Librarian and as a member of the Residents Board of Directors and as its president for several years.

Funeral services were held at Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home in Columbiana, AL. on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Pinelawn Gardens in Columbiana. A memorial service will be held at Mount Royal Towers at a later date