Mr. Allen Beavers, Jr., 70, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Service for Mr. Beavers will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at Glory Harvester Church, 1988 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, NW, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. He will lie-in-state from 12:00 P.M. until the hour of service. Interment will follow the service at Cassville Cemetery.
“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my
life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” Psalms 27:4
Allen Beavers was born January 29, 1948 in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Allen and Frances Phillips Beavers. He was the second of six siblings. His early Christian experience began at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Cassville, Georgia where he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and he remained serving faithfully. He grew up in Sunday school, vacation Bible school and church. He was a deacon and the financial secretary for many years. Currently, he attended Sunday school and church; he also was responsible for the New Hope Church rental property until he entered eternal rest on Friday, February 9, 2018. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
He was a graduate of Summer Hill High School in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Valley State College (FVSC) in 1969 with a major in math education. He “crossed the burning sands” to become a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity while attending Fort Valley State College.
He also met the love of his life, Delores (Sims), at FVSC. They were married June 10, 1972 at the Westside Presbyterian Church in Elberton, Ga. God blessed them with three children, Toisha, Allerick (fiancé Mandy) and Kalin (fiancé Zia). They have two precious grandchildren, Ayla and Devon.
After college he began his career as a math teacher at Cass High School where he taught math for five years until he was offered a position in human relations as a trainer of supervisors. He was an area manager in the weaving department and a safety and training coordinator. He worked at Goodyear for 27 years. After his tenure at the Goodyear plant, he was hired by Shaw Industries as a department manager until he retired in 2009. He also served on the zoning board of Bartow County. He was a board member and one of the founding partners in establishing the Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center on the National Register of Historic Places.
He was a pillar of strength to his family, church, community and to people that were in need. He dedicated his life to helping others regardless of their circumstances. Allen spent his life serving and putting the needs of others ahead of his own. His faith and love of the Lord and his family was a model for all that knew him. He was constantly trying to uplift those in need spiritually and physically by giving advice and using his community networking skills to get those in need in touch with the right people or even offering odd jobs to try to help lessen their financial burdens. Helping others was his passion.
He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-five years, Delores Beavers and their three children, Toisha, Allerick and Kalin Beavers; grandchildren, Ayla Evans and Devon Beavers; sisters, Esther Hunter, of York, PA, Mary Frances McCleary, of Cassville, GA., Juanita James, of Kennesaw, GA. Alma (Richard) Foster, of Cassville, Ga. and Delores Beavers of Cartersville, GA.; special family friend, Melvin Grant; special cousins; Johnny Mae Heard, Earnestine Heard, Ronnie Heard and Jimmy Beavers; and a host of nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends.
Mack Eppinger & Sons Funeral Service, Inc. has full charge of arrangements.