Mrs. Beulah Louise Ford Wheeling, 95, of Valdese, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Springs of Catawba Nursing Home, following a period of declining health.

Beulah was born on January 23, 1928, in Burke County, to the late Frank Coleman Ford and Claudia Franklin Ford. She was a longtime member of the Morganton First Church of God, and was retired from Valdese Weavers following many years of service up into her 80’s.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Everette Wheeling, two sisters, Barbara McNeely and Mary Chapman, and one brother, Johnny Franklin.

Survivors include her three children; David Wheeling and wife Dorothy of Valdese, Kathy Franklin of Valdese, and Gary Wheeling and wife Teresa of Icard.   Also surviving is a brother, Bill Ford of Morganton, a sister, Betty Hallyburton of Drexel, six grandchildren: Daryl Wheeling, Josh Franklin, Ana Franklin, Tiffany Daves and husband Vann, Ashley Carter and husband Christopher, and Robert Wheeling and wife Patricia,  and nine great-grandchildren: Reagan Wheeling, Santi Ogle, Ana Leigh Ogle, Madison Daves, Gunner Daves, Izzy Mae Daves, Kaylee Carter, Cooper Carter and Avery Wyatt Carter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. at the Morganton First Church of God with Rev. John Henderson officiating. Entombment will follow at the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Morganton First Church of God.

Memorials may be sent to Morganton First Church of God, 675 Summers Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Wheeling family.