Merlene Beck, 83, of Horton, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at her home.

A graveside service was  held for her family on Sunday, March 22, at Red Apple Cemetery in Boaz. Bro. Randy Dorsett and Bro. Jerry Holland officiated. Her grandsons were pallbearers.

She is survived by her children, Rayburn Beck, Jr. (Annette); Michael Wayne Beck; Patricia Beck Jolley (Sherrill); Timothy Charles Beck (Anna) and Cathy Beck Harper; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lance Berry (Mary); sisters, Joan Criswell, Fay Wilson (Mike), Farrell Berry (Jan), Judy Roche’ (Keith) and Jerrold Berry (Glenda); and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rayburn Beck; son, Donnie Beck; parents, Verbon and Susie Berry; sisters, Martha Bryant, Janice Owen, Linda Morris and Rebecca Berry.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Shepherds Cove Hospice.

Boaz Carr Funeral Home directed.

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