Ella Mae Caraway Beck, 76, of Connelly Springs, NC died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC after an extended illness. Born in Burke County, NC on June 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Howard Stokes Caraway and Lucy Norman Caraway. Ella Mae retired from Western Carolina Center and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.A devoted and loving wife, mother, and sister, she is survived by her sons, Ned M. Beck, Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Connelly Springs, Charles "Anthony" Beck and wife, Kim, of Morganton NC, and Christopher Allen Beck and companion, Susan Mills, of Connelly Springs; grandchildren, Tiffany Lea Beck, Dustin Monroe Beck, Jodi Johnson, Deanna Webb, and Paige Johnson; great-grandchildren, Tyler Nye, Riley Price, and Bentley Webb; brothers, Doug Caraway and wife, Becky, of Morganton and Jack Caraway and wife, Wanda, of Waynesboro, VA; sisters, Frankie Herd and husband, Tom, of Morganton, Ethel Hunsicker and husband, Bob, of Bloomington, IN, and Nora Poist and husband, Fred, of Fairfax, VA; a brother-in-law, Bob Fulbright; a sister-in-law, Patsy Caraway; and a number of nephews and nieces.In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Monroe Beck, Sr.; a brother, Roger Caraway; and a sister, Betty Fulbright.The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rick Hildebran officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3500 Brown Mountain Beach Road, Morganton, NC 28655.
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