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Hon. James L. Beyan, Sr.
February 2, 1942 – February 10, 2015

This sad event occurred during the morning hours of February 10, 2015 at his home in Paynesville City, Monrovia, Liberia with his wife of Forty three (43) years, Hon. Gladys G. Y. Beyan at his side.

Hon. Beyan was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and beloved relative of many in Liberia, the United States of America, and other parts of the world. His children are active members of the Liberian Association of Michigan (LAM) and Liberians in Columbus Incorporated (LICI).


Friday, February 27, 2015
Paynesville City Hall at 6:00 pm
Paynesville City, Monrovia, Liberia


Saturday, February 28, 2015
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Wood Camp, Paynesville City,
Monrovia, Liberia


Saturday, February 28, 2015
Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Brewerville, Liberia

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Hon. Gladys G. Y. Beyan, his children:
Lavela Major Beyan – Monrovia, Liberia; Flomo Zaza Beyan – Monrovia, Liberia; Sianee Beyan Hawkins (Thomas) – Detroit, Michigan; Cynthia Beyan Massaquoi (Emmanuel) – Columbus, Ohio; Yarma V. Beyan – Columbus, Ohio; James L. Beyan, Jr. - Charlotte, North Carolina; Korto Beyan Kesselly (Benjamin) – Columbus, Ohio; Youku Beyan Dennis (Taweh) – Southfield, Michigan; Daboi Beyan Karnga (Alexander) – Westland, Michigan; Prince F. Beyan – Fort Campbell, Kentucky (U.S. Military); Linda Beyan – (Deceased); Grandchildren: Patience Beyan, Gladys Kolu Beyan, Cynthia Beyan, Korto Beyan, Sumo Kesselly, Regan Beyan, Otis Paye,  Emmanuel Massaquoi Jr, Edward Beyan Massaquoi, Jalen James Beyan, Ephraim J.B. Crawford, Stephen Kesselly, Joe Dennis, George  Hawkins, Deddeh Kesselly, Siblings: Lavelaku Beyan Stanley (Cianeh), Deddeh Beyan Howard (Peter) and Roland Kpadeh Beyan (Mawen); uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of relatives and friends.
Information provided by the Beyan Family. Contact: Yarma Beyan - 313-930-2211, Sianee Beyan Hawkins - 313-595-7276, Cynthia Beyan Massaquoi - 614-806-4270 and Korto Beyan Kesselly - 609-346-9098.
“May his rest be this day in peace, and his dwelling place in the Paradise of God. Amen.”

Donations can be sent to:
Yarma Beyan, Chase Bank # 000002749210775   
Or Mailed to: 6675 Buckridge Way, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110