Bessie McDonald Beck, age 92 formerly of Carthage died Friday at Carmel Place Independent Living in Charlotte. 

A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday at Union Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Rick Martindale. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Bessie was born in Moore County to the late Miller and Mary Bell Phillips McDonald. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian church in Carthage for many years and owned Beck's Florist in Carthage until she retired in 1992. For the last several years she has lived in Charlotte where she could be closer to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred H. Beck Sr. who died in 1989.

She is survived by her son  Fred H. Beck Jr and his wife Nancy and her daughter Lauree B. Dale all of Charlotte. Bessie is survived by grandchildren, Heather N. Beck, Thomas L. Beck and his wife, Melody,  Zack T. Beck,  J. Hunter Dale and his wife Angela and Stephen A. Dale. The delight of her later years were her great grandchildren, Clara Belle Beck and Milly-Rue Beck.

The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 397, Carthage, NC 28327.


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  1. On behalf of all of the employees here at Fred Beck & Associates, we send our most sincere condolences to the Beck family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy, Amy Stout

  2. With deepest sympathy to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Aunt Bessie was loved and will be missed by all who loved her.

  3. Our family sends our heartfelt condolences to both Fred and Lauree and all of the family members. May your sadness be replaced with wonderful memories!

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