Weston Beaird, son of the late Ralph Beaird and Cassie Onedia Murphy Beaird, was born on March 17, 1936, at Bernie and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the age of 68.
Mr. Beaird was a lifelong resident of Bernie, a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Bernie Church of Christ and a farmer.
He was united in marriage to Gloriaetta Virginia Cooper on Nov. 15, 1958, at Bernie. Mrs. Beaird survives of the home in Bernie.
Besides his wife, survivors include one son, Rickey Beaird of Bernie; one daughter, Rita Clayton of Bernie; three brothers, Wesley Beaird and Ronald Beaird, both of Bernie, and Donald Beaird of Maryland Heights; five sisters, Reva Medlin, Ruby Nunn, Mary Blevins, Audery Hatchel and Neva Wilson, all of Bernie; and four grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Beaird; and two sisters, Geneva Poston and Louiella Smith.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Stan Dauck officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.