Beran, Thalia Foote

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Thalia Foote Beran, 90, of Floyd, Va., went to be with our Lord December 19, 2010. Thalia was born in Procter, Vermont on October 3, 1920, to Ralph and Sylvia Foote.

She served in the United States Army in World War II from 1943 to 1945. Thalia was very patriotic and proud to wear the colors. She served the Lord and her church all her life. Thalia was a very unique lady and never spoke a harmful word about anyone. She had a passion for babies and loved her grandchildren.

Thalia is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Phyllis Foote, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Joy Beran, Dave and Kathy Beran, Paul and Peggy Beran, all of Floyd, Wayne and Kelly Beran, of Greenville Tenn.; twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, late husband, Gerney ( Duke) Beran, two children, Dale and Patricia Beran, one brother, Ralph Foote and one sister, Janice Guglin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December, 22, 2010 at Floyd Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Womack officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Military rites by Floyd V.F.W. Post # 7854 and Floyd American Legion # 127. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, 745-2007. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.gardnerfuneralhome.