Martha Beck

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Martha Lou Messer Beck, 84, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at her residence.

She had lived in the Cleveland area most of her life, and was a member of Dalton Pike Baptist Church. She loved to sew and crochet and spend time with her grandchildren. She had worked for Faye Swafford, and as a care giver for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Estel Beck; parents, William Messer and Mary Womac Messer; granddaughter, Lacey Neloms; brother, Wayne Messer; and sisters, Betty Hayes, Judy Frost, and Bernita Messer.

She is survived by two daughters: Shirley A. Goins and husband, Terry, of Decatur, and Tammy Pickens and husband, James, of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Angela Goins, Duke Goins, Kimberly Jones, and Zachary Neloms; six great-grandchildren: Lauren Reagan, Amanda Reagan, Megan Goins, Creed Goins, Ethan Jones, and Juliet Jones; two great-great-grandchildren, Clara Reagan and Bryson Floyd; brother, James Messer of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Dudley Nichols officiating.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony and bagpipes to conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Beck family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.

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