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Obituary for Blanche Boies

Cherryville - Mrs. Blanche Beam Boies, 95, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

Mrs. Boies was born on August 12, 1927 in Lincoln County, NC a daughter of the late Walter Ray Beam and Emma Susan Huss Beam. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Boies was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cherryville and also attended St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Lincolnton with her late husband Frank. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Mrs. Boies was an avid golfer and was recognized as the oldest female golfer with the Cherryville Country Club.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmie Lee Boies; second husband Frank E. Pragacz, Sr.; two sons, Joel Lee Boies and Michael Lee Boies; two sisters, Flo Mary Schad and Coleen Orr and a brother, Paul M. Beam.

Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Hinkley and husband Mark of Cherryville; a son, Dana Lee Boies of Matthews; a sister, Beth Beam Wright of Cherryville; three grandchildren, Vasilios John Nicopoulos, Jimmie Nicopoulos and David Boies.

The family will receive friends from 1:45PM to 2:45PM on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00PM on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. G. Scott Homesley officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, PO Box 100 Cherryville, NC 28021 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Boies.