• Delores “Dee” Beamish
    Delores “Dee” Beamish

Delores “Dee” Beamish

FRANKLIN - Delores “Dee” Beamish, 90, of Franklin passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Frank Ponke and Margaret Kott Ponke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Beamish (2002) and sister, Anna Marie Kraut (2018). 

Dee moved to Franklin in 1989 and has been active with Appalachian Animal Rescue, Red Hats Society, Extension Homemakers and Friends of the Greenway. Dee loved traveling, the Detroit Red Wings (especially Gordie Howe), crafts and photography. She often said that she “looked at everything as a picture.”

She is survived by a goddaughter, Susan Shay; her sister’s seven children, Marilyn, Lorraine, Ken, Gordie, Paul, Marty and Randy; and her friends and caregivers, Brian and Tanya Hylton.

At Dee’s request, no services are planned.

Memorial donations can be made to Appalachian Animal Rescue, 851 Lake Emory Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 or to Little Tennessee River Greenway, 573 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com

The Franklin Press

Mailing Address:
40 Depot Street
Franklin, NC 28744 

Phone: 828-524 2010
Fax: 828-524-8821