Kenneth Wayne ("Twiggy") Beard

December 11, 1969 ~ May 12, 2018 (age 48)

Kenneth Wayne “Twiggy” Beard, 48, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was a Superintendent with Performance Contractors, and had been with them for over 14 years. When he wasn’t on the job, he was working at home, gardening planting crops. He also loved to dog hunt and fish. More important than anything to him, though, was his family and friends. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Beard; father and mother-in-law, Max and Anna Dueitt.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Beverly Beard; mother, Eunice Turner, and Mike and June Mathis; children, Nicole Lake and Justin Adams; grandchildren, Taylor Breland (Jacob), Ashdon Dickerson, Morgan Sylvester (Chris), Tyler Adams, Brentley Adams, Alyssa Beard, and Madison Pipkins; 2 great-grandchildren, Cason Sylvester and McKenly Breland; siblings, James Beard, Shannon Pipkins (Kay), Virginia Beard, Mary Jane Cochran, Brian Turner, Adam Turner, Daniel Turner, and Michelle Turner;  close friends, Bud and Joan Walley, David and Sophia Ham, Butch Dueitt, David Dial, Ed Dueitt, Lee Taylor, and Chuck Hicks; and many more relatives and friends.

A wake will be held from 6-9 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Freeman Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Freeman Funeral Home with Bro. Mickey McLendon officiating. Interment will be held in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery. Online Condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS

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