Mr. William Anthony “Tony” Beahringer, 24, of Athens, Georgia became and Angel on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, due to a severe brain injury suffered during a traffic accident.
Born on January 31, 1989, in West Monroe, Louisiana, to Glenna Ganninger Hamilton and the late Ralph David Beahringer. Tony was an honor graduate of Elbert County Comprehensive High School Class of 2008 where he was voted most athletic and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Elberton. He attended the Art Institute of Atlanta and was an employee of Amici Italian Cafe’ of Athens. Tony loved his family, friends, music and was an accomplished artist. He was a free spirit with a beautiful warm smile who wanted to make everyone happy. As an organ donor, Tony will live on thru the lives of many people.
He is survived by his parents, Glenna and Tim Hamilton of Elberton; sister, Roberta Tyler of Bowman; brother, Michael Joseph “Joey” Beahringer and his wife Brittany of Elberton; nephews, Dustin Beahringer of Bowman and Tommy Beahringer of Elberton; niece, Alice Beahringer of Elberton; cousin and roommate, April A. May of Athens; grandparents, Bruce Hamilton of Bristol, Virginia and Patti Socher of Loxahatchee, Florida; and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph David Beahringer; brother, David Thomas “Tommy” Beahringer; grandfathers, Robert Ganninger and Ralph Beahringer; grandmothers, Jackie Hamilton and Mildred Walker.
A Celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Monday, January 27, at 2:00p.m. in the Cross and Flame Building at First United Methodist Church of Elberton with the Rev. Sharon Coley officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Tony will lie in state from 1:00p.m. until the service hour.
The family will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home on Sunday, January 26, from 12:30-2:30p.m. and from 6:00-8:00p.m. At other times, the family will be at the home of Tim and Glenna Hamilton, 1211 Go Fish Drive, Elberton.
Pallbearers will include Colin Threlkeld, Nicholas Wiles, Josh Spillard, Edward Speaker, Dustin Beahringer, Josh Giannoni, Josh Seymour, and Davey Hudson. April May and Luc Ayers will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Flowers are accepted and those desiring may make contributions in Tony’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
You may share your stories and photos in Tony’s Book of Memories at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. William Anthony “Tony” Beahringer.