Frances Beck

September 1, 2013

Frances Beck

NEWBERRY — Frances Jones Beck, 98, formerly of 2208 Nance St., Newberry, widow of Robert Edwin “Ed” Beck, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Springfield Place.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1914, in Newberry, a daughter of the late Frank K. Sr. and Ida Hair Jones. Mrs. Beck attended Newberry Schools and graduated from Newberry High School in 1931 and Newberry College in 1935.

Mrs. Beck taught in Woodruff, Silverstreet, Albany, Ga., and Speer Street and Boundary Street Elementary schools in Newberry. She retired in 1969 after 27 years of teaching.

She was a member of the Newberry County and South Carolina Retired Teachers Associations and the Fidelis Delta Chapter of the ADK International Sorority for Women Educators.

Mrs. Beck was a member of O’Neal St. United Methodist Church, a life member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Nan Layton Circle and the Bernice Martin Sunday school class. She was a devoted church member and served her church in many capacities.

Mrs. Beck is survived by her daughter, Ann Beck Kizer and husband, James Henry Kizer of Mt. Pleasant; two granddaughters, Marianne Kizer Farabee and husband, Larry A Farabee of Germantown, Tenn. and Leslie Kizer Causey and husband, Donald P Causey of Mt. Pleasant; four great-grandsons, Zachary James Causey, Aaron Daniel Causey, Beck Allen Farabee and Benjamin Patrick Farabee. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Frank K. Jones Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Goldie. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry.

Pallbearers will be Allen Bridger, Larry Bridger, Dalton Parker, William Riser, Neal Dickert, John Paul Whitaker, James Williams and Phil Spotts.

The family thanks Earline Sheppard who has been a devoted friend for many years.

The family suggests memorials be made to O’Neal St. United Methodist Church, FJB Memorial Fund P.O. Box 5, Newberry, SC 29108.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.