James Franklin Belyeu (Frank)

Published 8:11pm Monday, August 4, 2014

James Franklin Belyeu (Frank) was born on January 5, 1935 to the late Mr. Tim Willis Belyeu and the late Mrs. Lena Mae Cunningham Belyeu Nolen.

Services will be Tuesday, August 5 at 1 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Alexander City, Alabama, Rev. Robert L. Hargrove III officiating.


A native of Coosa County, Alabama, Frank attended the Coosa County Training School in Cottage Grove, Alabama.

He confessed Christ at an early age and united with the Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Alexander City, Alabama where he served as Usher (President) Sunday School Treasurer, and Deacon (Chairman). He served and attended faithfully until death.

On December 27, 1953, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Ruby Lee Goggans. This wonderful union was blessed with six children and lasted fifty-one years.

Frank was hard worker; great provider; and strong disciplinarian. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke was direct and straight to the point. He said what he meant and meant what he said.

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Frank departed this life at Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, parents, two sisters, and three brothers.

He leaves to cherish his memory…

Six children: Mr. Joe N. Jackie Belyeu, Mr. Ben F. (Lawanna) Belyeu, Ms. Doris Gamble, all of Alexander City, Alabama; Mr. Gary Belyeu of Lanett, Alabama; Mrs. Lubecca S.(Donald, Sr.) Marbury of Alexander City, Alabama; and Mr. Eric J.(Tamara) Belyeu of Chelsea, Alabama.

Fourteen grandchildren: Beverly (Victor II) Brackett, L. Tyree(Gary) Smith, Kimyatta Belyeu, Jerome Gamble, Jr., Joey(Angela) Belyeu, Kelsey(Lorinza) Kelly, Fallon Norris, Jarvis Belyeu Jeremy Gamble, Donald Marbury, Jr. Sharlia Marbury, Areil Belyeu, LaQuarius Belyeu, and Hayley Marbury.

Nine great grandchildren: Javen Smith, Bria Smith, Victor Brackett III, Jai Smith, Vonte Brackett, Malia Belyeu, Victoria Brackett, Malik Norris, and Ayden Norris.

He Also leaves one sister, Mrs. Hattie Mae Benson of Memphis, TN, two step-sisters: Mrs. Brenda (Douglas) Lurns of Alexander City, Alabama and Mrs. Smittey(Event) Kelly of Ohio, and one step-brother Mr. Willie L.(Bretha) Nolen of Alexander City, AL, three brothers-in-law, one uncle, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.