Mr. Wilson Lane “Buck” Beard, age 77 of Belfast, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at his home. Mr. Beard was a native of Marshall County and the son of the late Rollie C. and Ann Holt Beard. He was a retired truck driver from the Marshall County Highway Department. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Chapman Beard, he is survived by three sons, Joe Beard and Rollie Beard both of Lewisburg and Sammy Beard of Belfast, daughter, Kathy Lanier of Lewisburg, and sister, Joyce Nickels of Murfreesboro. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 26, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Head Springs Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home for visitation on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday until the funeral hour.