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Miriam Beechum

Miriam Beechum, aka, “Coach’s Wife,” 36, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, June 20 in a Hiawassee, Ga. hospital. She was a native of Florence, S.C. and had been living in Clay County for the past three years. Miriam had been employed for 13 years with Assurant in Duluth, Ga. She was of the Free-Spiritualist faith.

She was a loving wife, mother to six children, daughter, sister, grandmother and was a great daughter-in-law. Miriam had such a motherly, nurturing spirit.

She was the daughter of Minister Joe Black, of Florence, and Lula James Black, of McBee, S.C.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband and best friend, Brian “Coach William” Beechum; three daughters, Camille Harrison, of the home, and Alicia and Kayla Beechum, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Ethan Beechum, of Atlanta, Nathan Jackson, of Hayesville, and Brian Beechum II of Memphis; a sister, Racquell Free, of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Jonathan Black, of Hampton, Va.; and a grandson, Tristian Davis.

A Transitioning of the Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at 56 Hornet Drive, Hayesville.

Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville: is in charge of arrangements.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997