M. Mr. J. M. Beard, age 86, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 10, 2006. He is survived by his: Wife of 57 years: Mrs. Edna G. Beard, Flowery Branch, GA; Son: Mr. Kenneth M. Beard, Flowery Branch, GA; Sisters: Mrs. Louise Beard Greeson, Buford, GA, Miss Frankie Beard, Buford, GA; Brothers and Sister-In-Law: Henry Beard, Buford, GA, Hubert and Louise Beard, Buford, GA; Brothers-In-Law and Sisters-In-Law: Mark and Paulette Grant, Cumming, GA, Thomas and Faye Grant, Gainesville, GA; Rev. Bobby and Martha Grant, Cumming, GA; Sisters-In-Law and Brothers-In-Law: Judy and Rev. Gerald Carnes, Cumming, GA, Linda and Bob Radford, Cumming, GA, Jane Grant, Fairburn, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Beard was a native of Buford, Gwinnett County, GA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, GA with 31 years and 6 months of service. He operated Beard Body Shop on Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch, GA. He was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Smith and Rev. Ron Cansler. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA with Rev. Bobby Grant and Rev. Gerald Carnes officiating the graveside service. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.