Mr. Beaver died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his residence following a short illness.
Born June 29, 1923, in Ritchy, Mo., he was the son of the late George (GW Pop) and Sophia Patterson Beaver. He was also preceded in death by his son, Howard Dwain Beaver, and sisters, Freda Kilmer and Helen Martin.
Mr. Beaver was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country during World War II as an ambulance driver and rifleman. He participated in American, England and European-African-Middle Eastern campaigns. Mr. Beaver earned the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal for his service in the England campaign. He was a custodian in the Yuba County, Calif., school system and was a member of Clarkesville Baptist Church.
Mr. Howard Beaver was better known as Albert Beaver; he was a very loving and Christian person who loved his family and friends, and he prayed for them everyday throughout his entire life.
Survivors include the mother of his children, Evelyn Lawson Beaver; daughter and son-in-law, Alberta and Delmar Dorsey of Clarkesville; son, Norman Lewis Beaver, Springfield, Ore.; daughter-in-law, Karen White Beaver of Cabot, Ark.; grandchildren, Leonda and James Prentice of Blairsville, Shannon Dorsey of Clarkesville, Jennifer and Glenn Stinson of Olathe, Kan., Jeanette and Justin Hamilton of Phoenix, Ariz., Tammy Beaver of Linda, Calif.; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Beaver family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, February 26, 2014