Beam, James L.

Posted: Mon 1:30 PM, Apr 22, 2013
Funeral Home: Goad Funeral Home
James Lennis “Cotton” Beam, 75, of Scottsville, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Cal Turner Rehab and Specialty Care.

The Scottsville native was a farmer, a retired truck driver, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Goshen Lodge No. 503 F&AM.

He was a son of the late James Willie Beam and Hautie Mae Williams Beam and husband of the late Laverne Arterburn Beam.

He is survived by two sons, Jim Beam and his wife, Serena, of Port Washington, Ohio, and Bruce Beam and his wife, Pam, of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Chester Beam of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Christopher Wisely, Ashton Beam, Makenzie Beam and Will Beam; and an unborn grandson; special friends Faye Willoughby and family of Scottsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eula Mae Ogles and Rhea Johnson; and two brothers, Noble Beam and Edgar Beam.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. B. R. Tade officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Goad Funeral Home. Visitation will then begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday until funeral time at New Hope Church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Southern Kentucky. Donations may be made at Goad Funeral Home. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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