Loretta F. Dunn Beall, 85, of LaGrange, Georgia, was beckoned into

the arms of Jesus

on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from Wellstar West Georgia Hospice.

Mrs. Beall was born Nov. 9, 1935, in Dacula, Georgia, daughter of the late Thomas Kinsey Franklin and Lora Claudia Martin Franklin. She

received her

Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from

the University of Georgia.

Loretta was a

very devoted and involved member

of LaGrange First United Methodist Church, where

she volunteered her time at the Soup Kitchen, was a member of the Builder’s Sunday School class, and

was a former

member of the Chandler Choir sharing her beautiful soprano voice. She was very involved with the United Methodist Women and in the UMW Elizabeth Circle.

Loretta was a servant of God and she served wherever she was needed.

She was a retired school teacher in

the Troup County School System,

where her students loved and adored

her. Loretta was a former owner of a print shop called

“The Letter Shop”

and had an antique shop. She was

truly a “Jack of All Trades”: directing weddings, fashion show judging, estate sales, interior designing and even color coding-draping clients to see what colors they should wear.

Many years ago, she was a den mother in the Boy Scouts. In her younger years she was very involved in the Junior Women’s Club and the Women’s Club, serving as president for each. Before COVID, she was greatly involved with the Lion’s Club, and loved to cook and entertain her guests with a delicious meal. Loretta took the Master Gardener’s class and was a member of the Pine Needle Garden Club for many years. She loved flowers and had a beautiful floral garden when she was able to work in her yard.

Loretta also

loved to play the

piano and had her own grand piano. In the past year with

her health declining, she loved watching all the wildlife and each was given a special name.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Samuel F. Dunn and Robert T. Beall; son, Gregory Brent Dunn; brother, William Franklin; and sister, Flora Jarrett.

Survivors include her daughter, Heidi Dunn (Donald) Stevens; step children, Robert Michael (Suzanne) Beall, Judith Lynn (Chris) Layland, Carol Ann (Pete) Mannheim, Susan Beall (Fr. James) Blomeley; grandchildren, Heather (Matt)

Clark, Jennifer Smith, Jarred Beall, Katie Beall (Ian) Hill, Amanda Grace Layland, Jenna (Brandon) Williams, Ben Mannheim, Emilie (AJ) Curry, Allyson Blomeley, Lillian Blomeley;

great-grandchildren, Lexi Ann Clark,

Adalie Clark,

Adelaide Hill, Winifred Hill, Emmalyn Williams, Dylan Mannheim, Jack Curry;

several other

relatives and


The Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday July 24, 2021, at LaGrange First United Methodist Church with a reception immediately following. The

private burial

will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations

be made to the

Soup Kitchen at LaGrange First

United Methodist Church, the Cancer Research Center or to a charity of your choice in memory of Loretta F. Beall.

Those wishing

to share a condolence or remembrance

with the family may do so by visiting



Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge

Road, LaGrange, Georgia.