Lincoln County Sheriff Passes Away

Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs

Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs has passed away. According to Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere, it appears that Sheriff Beggs suffered an apparent heart attack and his death is not considered suspicious. Sheriff Beggs was elected in 2012. Below is his obituary.

Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs, 58 of Kelly St. entered into rest on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Sheriff Beggs, a lifelong resident of Lincolnton, was the Sheriff of Lincoln County, GA. He was the son of Ellie Ruth Norman Beggs and the late Elzy Carlton Beggs.

He was a member of Georgia Sheriff’s Association, an Advisory Board Member of the Peace Officers Training Academy at Augusta Technical College, a former dispatcher, a former jailor, and a former deputy with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He also was a former firefighter with the Lincolnton Volunteer Fire Department, a former emergency medical technician with the Lincoln County EMS, a former chief and member of the Lincoln County Rescue Squad, the former chairman and member of the Lincoln County Library Board, a former director and member of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, a founding member, director, producer, and cast member of the Olde Lincoln Towne Players, a former director and cast member of the Washington Little Theater Company, a project manager for the 1996 Lincoln County Court House Restoration Project, a co-founder of Lincoln County TV, and initiated the broadcasts of the LCHS Red Devil football. Mr. Beggs served as Clerk of Lincoln County Superior Court for twenty-four years, was a Foster Pet Parent with LC Paws, and attended First Assembly of God-Lincolnton.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Smalley Beggs; son, Benjamin Beggs and special friend, Hannah Gallagher; daughter, Bethany Beggs; brothers, Brian Beggs and wife, Tracy, Keith Beggs and wife, Candy, and Kevin Beggs and wife, Kimberly; and a number of nieces and nephews that were very special to him.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. at First Assembly of God – Lincolnton. Interment will follow in the Lincolnton City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Lincoln County Court House, 210 Humphrey Street, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Beggs Funeral Home 200 May Ave., Lincolnton, GA 30817, Phone: 706-359-4117.

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