James H. 'Jim' Beard

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A resident of Baton Rouge and native of Silas, AL, Jim passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the age of 81 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 3:00 pm. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; daughter, Sharon B. Hill and husband Mark; daughter, Pamela Beard Pierce; and granddaughter, Amanda Hill. Jim graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Chemical Engineering and attained the rank of First Lt. in the U.S. Army. His career spanned Olin Chemical, Kaiser Aluminum, and LaRoche Chemical-Gramercy. His career in chemical plant production included plants in McIntosh, AL, Ashtabula, OH, Cleveland, TN, and Niagara Falls, NY before retiring from LaRoche in Gramercy. Please share condolences at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, 2017