Luther Gordon “L.G.” Beecher, 80, passed away Sunday, November 18, at Candler Hospital in Savannah after an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Baxley. He was a Charter Member and Trustee of Faith Baptist Church where he taught the Senior Saints Sunday School Class since 1993. He was a former Deacon and Sunday School teacher for over 30 years at Friendship Congregational Christian Church. He loved his family, gardening, growing flowers with Mrs. Christine and riding his tractor. He enjoyed supplying friends and family with watermelon. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman and he loved the Lord.
Survivors include his wife, Christine J. Beecher of Baxley; a daughter, Myrtle B. Johnson and husband Buddy of Hoschton; a son, Luther Jerry Beecher and wife Chrystal of Baxley; three sisters, Carolyn Hazzard and husband Junior of Savannah, Roberta Williams of Glennville and Henrietta Campbell and husband Bill of Baxley; a brother, Harold Beecher and wife Dorothy of Canoochee; seven grandchildren Ryan Beecher, Eric Beecher, Jody Beecher, Keith Beecher, Haylei Beecher, Luke Beecher and Jamie Yarbrough; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Reverend Gary Congers, the Reverend Larry Morgan and the Reverend Tommy Daniels officiating.
Active pallbearers were Ryan Beecher, Eric Beecher, Jody Beecher, Jamie Yarbrough, Bradley Morgan and Ben Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of Faith Baptist Church.