About Us

Our Valued Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Chad L. Beam
Owner/Funeral Service Licensee/Preneed Agent/Licensed Crematory Operator
A licensed funeral director, embalmer, preneed agent, and crematory operator, Chad, a lifelong resident of McDowell County, is a graduate of McDowell High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia with 28 years...
Jill Beam
Owner/Administrative Assistant/Notary Public/Licensed Crematory Operator
Jill is a native of McDowell County and a graduate of McDowell High School. She is the daughter of Ray and Sarah Bright and a member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church. She and her husband, Chad have a son, Zach, who attends McDowe...
John Ray Davis
Funeral Service Associate
John Ray and his wife, Joyce are members of Grace Baptist Church where he is currently a pianist. After many years of working in local meat markets and owning his own business, John Ray felt a calling to begin his ministry in the funer...
Don Barlowe
Funeral Service Associate
Don is a lifelong resident of McDowell County and resides in the Haw Branch Community of Marion. A member and deacon of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Don and his wife of 48 years, Louann, have one daughter, Donna. When Don is not driving a s...
Ricky Crisp
Funeral Service Associate/Licensed Crematory Operator
Ricky and his wife, Tracy Henry Crisp have been married for 32 years and have one daughter, Cambria. They currently reside in the Pleasant Gardens Community and attend Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Ricky, who had been employed with the McDo...
Joe Ray Bright
Funeral Service Associate/Licensed Crematory Operator
Ray and his wife of 53 years, Sarah, are members of Ashworth Road Missionary Baptist Church and reside in the Sugar Hill Community. He and his wife have three children and three grandchildren. Ray is a car enthusiast and enjoys spending...
Jim Rhinehart
Funeral Service Associate/Licensed Crematory Operator
Jim and his wife, Pam of 50 years, are residents of the Cross Mill Community in Marion. They have five children and five grandchildren. Jim is a licensed crematory operator. Jim enjoys spending time with his family, his three canines; a...
Terry Beam
Funeral Service Associate
Terry and his wife Barbara currently reside in Nebo. A veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam, Terry and Barbara have two sons and two grandchildren. A member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church, Terry enjoys t...
Diana Beam
Housekeeping
Diana, following 21 years, retired as a custodian at the McDowell County Courthouse. She is a member of Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. A 1974 graduate of Saint Ambrose College, Miss Diana received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology....
Roy Moore
Funeral Service Associate
A resident of Pleasant Gardens, Roy and his wife of 52 years, Billie, have two sons, William and John Moore; and three granddaughters. Roy retired from McDowell Tech Community College where he had worked in the custodial department. H...
Jack Ray
Funeral Service Associate
Jack joined our staff in December of 2019. He and his wife of 44 years, Diane are residences of Glenwood Community. They have one son, one daughter; and three grandsons. A member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Jack is part of the audio/v...
Sara Gardner
Administrative Assistant
Sara Gardner is a resident of Nebo and is a 2000 graduate of McDowell High School. She attended McDowell Tech Community College where she received her associate's degree. The daughter of Doug Gardner and the late Shirley Gardner, Sara...
Jarrett Cothron
Funeral Service Apprentice
Jarrett has had a desire to be in funeral service from a very early age. He began his career in 2018 and has been apart of our staff since June 2020. He is enrolled in the funeral service program through Fayetteville Technical Community Col...
Erin Lovelace
Office Assistant
Erin Lovelace is a native of McDowell County and a graduate of McDowell High class of 1995. She and her husband, James Lovelace enjoy traveling to the beach. They are members of the Nebo Crossing Church....
Mike Fulbright
Funeral Assistant
Mike joined Beam Funeral Service in May 2020. He is the Choir Leader at the Yancey Street Baptist Church. He and his wife Wendy live in Nebo. They have two daughters; Amber Fulbright and April Ledbetter and her husband Austin. Mike enjoy...
Addie Beam
"CCC" Chief Comfort Companion
Addie is a certified and licensed therapy dog who was born and trained in the Roanoke Virginia area. She is a Goldendoodle who joined our staff in August of 2019. She is available to comfort families upon request most days at the funeral...