2017-07-13 / Obituaries

Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs

Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs, 58, of Kelly St., entered into rest on Mon­day, July 3, 2017.

Sheriff Beggs, a lifelong resident of Lincolnton, was the Sheriff of Lincoln County. He was the son of Ellie Ruth Norman Beggs and the late Elzy Carlton Beggs. He was a member of Georgia Sheriff’s Asso­ciation, an Advisory Board Member of the Peace Officers Training Acad­emy at Augusta Technical College, a former dispatcher, a former jailor, and a former deputy with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He also was a former firefighter with the Lincolnton Volunteer Fire Depart­ment, a former emergency medical technician with the Lincoln County EMS, a former chief and member of the Lincoln County Rescue Squad, the former chairman and member of the Lincoln County Library Board, a former director and member of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, a founding member, director, producer, and cast member of the Olde Lincoln Towne Players, a former director and cast member of the Washington Little Theater Company, a project manager for the 1996 Lincoln County Court Restoration Project, a co-founder of Lincoln County TV, and initiated the broadcasts of the LCHS Red Devil football. Mr. Beggs served as Clerk of Lincoln County Superior Court for twenty-four years, was a Foster Pet Parent with LC Paws, and attended First Assembly of God-Lincolnton.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Smalley Beggs; son, Benjamin Beggs and special friend, Han­nah Gallagher; daughter, Bethany Beggs; brothers, Brian Beggs and wife, Tracy, Keith Beggs and wife, Candy, and Kevin Beggs and wife, Kimberly; and a number of nieces and nephews that were very special to him.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, at First Assembly of God, Lincolnton. Internment followed in Lincolnton City Cemetery.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, was in charge of arrangements.

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