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Benny James Beamon
(08-04-1929 - 10-26-2018)

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Benny James Beamon, 89, of Elgin passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at his home. He was born August 4, 1929 in Drew, Mississippi the son of Charlie and Adeline Jamison Beamon. He was raised in Alton, IL and attended schools in Alton graduating from Alton High School before relocating to Elgin where he was employed at the Elgin Mental Health Center as a social worker before retiring. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. James AME Church, Elgin

Surviving are his 7 children, Marsha Beamon Tekeste, Charlotte (Erik) Gafeney, Keith Beamon, Derrick Beamon, Audrey Lawyer, Lisa Beamon and Yvette Beamon, 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris in 2001, 2 sons, Larry Walker and Aaron Rose, a grandson, Brandon Beamon, 1 sister, Clarice and 2 brother, Percy and Albert.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 NOON, Saturday, November 3 at St. James AME Church, 1100 Summit St., Elgin. Burial with honors will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services in the church. 

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