Olvie Chaney Beech

Published 6:18 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Olvie Chaney Beech 74, of Goodway, passed away at her residence after a long illness with Parkinson’s disease on Feb. 3, 2014.
Mrs. Beech worked 15 years with Vanity Fair and then later became a homemaker. She loved flowers, gardening, painted art, loved cooking, baking cakes and she had a license to fly. She and her late husband Mack Beech lived on Orange Beach for a few years, oversaw shrimp boats and shrimped. They later traveled from coast to coast in their “Bus” with Blue Bird groups and saw the world.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, William Mack Beech of Huxford; parents, Earnest F. and Corell Morris (Hall) Chaney; brothers, Wiley, Riley and Stinson Hall; sisters, Luverne Veveen, Arlie Yohn, Carlie Morris and Gladys Hall; three nephews and three nieces.

She is survived by her two daughters, Julie (Jeff) Fillmore of Atmore and Carol House (late husband Ralph) Robinson of Huxford; son, James L. (Shelia) House of Goodway; four grandchildren, David James (Amber) House, Haley House (Kyle) Albritton , Forrest Fillmore and Justin Fillmore; five great grandchildren, James Curtis, Payton, Jailynn, Trenton and Blaze House; her loving and devoted sister, Olivia (Larry) Carroll and brother, Ira (Inez) Hall, both of Hattiesburg, Miss.; 10 nieces and seven nephews; a beloved and devoted friend and caregiver, Ophia Millender of Monroeville; and her beloved dog of six years “J.R. Beech.”

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Special thanks to Debbie Albritton and Mary of Asera Care Hospice, Dr. Sage Smith and Dr. Nacey McCloud.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. C. L. Langford officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time Thursday, Feb. 6, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Forrest Fillmore, Justin Fillmore, Britten Ikner, John Murry Ikner, Kyle Albritton and D.J. House. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Carroll, J.C. Morris, Ladon Hall, Mike Smith and Tommy Hall.