Mary Magdalene Beacham, daughter of the late Patrick Henry Wise and Nomie Haggard Wise, was born on Feb. 9, 1919, at Darden, Tenn., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Nov. 20, 2002, at the age of 83. Mrs. Beacham was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie, a homemaker and a resident of Bernie. She was united in marriage to Lawson Snider Beacham on Aug. 19, 1936, at Senath. Mr. Beacham preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1993. Survivors include one son, Lawson S. Beacham, Jr. of Hot Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Virginia A. Williams of Bentonville, Ark., and Dorothy M. Ellsworth of Dexter; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Presley Wise, Hershel Wise and P.H. Wise, Jr.; two sisters, Lossie Henry and Adelene Wise. Visitation was held from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gerald Dale Shearon officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.