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Cathy Britton Beasley, 64, of Athens, Alabama passed away December 21, 2017.  She was born on April 18, 1953 in Lester, Alabama to Brodia and Opal Fleming Britton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dalton Britton, her sister Annette Bates, and her nephew Jimmy Bates.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Craig Beasley; nephews Johnny (Pam) Bates of West Limestone and Thomas (Lauren) Beasley of Maryland; nieces Tammy (Randy) Moss of West Limestone and Paula (Jeromey) Hand of West Limestone; brothers-in-law Bearl (Elysse) Beasley of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Brad Beasley of Nashville Tennessee, and a host of friends she held as close as family.

Cathy graduated from Lauderdale County High School in 1971, delivering the Salutatory Address at her graduation ceremony.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Alabama in 1975, majoring in English.  While a student at UNA, she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, English honorary, Phi Kappa Phi, national honorary, and Alpha Sigma Lambda, women’s service sorority.

After graduation from UNA, Cathy joined the staff of the Athens News Courier as Lifestyle Editor where she won honorable mention at the 1976 annual Alabama Press Association convention for best women’s page.  Cathy left the News Courier to travel in Europe with college friend Jeanne Wells Cook and on her return joined the staff of the Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, Tennessee as Today’s People editor.

Cathy and Craig met while they were both working at the Daily News Journal.  They were married August 19, 1978 and returned to Alabama the next year.  They were married for 39 years.

Cathy was a member of the Athens Garden Club and a member and officer of the Friends of Athens Limestone County Public Library.  She was a past member of Keep Athens Limestone County Beautiful and was an active volunteer in the community.  She grew up attending Cedar Grove Church of Christ.

Memorial Services will be 11AM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Spry Funeral Home, Chapel, visitation from 9AM until 10:45AM Saturday at Spry Funeral Home.

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