Mark Stephen Beaver, r.i.p.

Mark Stephen Beaver, R.I.P. 20230403

Lee Bunton  ·   ·

It saddens me to announce that Mark Stephen Beaver, Class of ’75, has passed away. Though we didn’t share the same last name, we were brothers. Mark was very talented and loved working with his hands. His most amazing work was the creation of musical instruments. He developed over time the ability to create beautiful Native American flutes and dulcimers. Mark created such amazing instruments until he was overridden with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He has struggled with the disease for years, more so over the past 4 years. He was a true fighter until the very end. Rest well big brother, you will truly be missed.

I’ll post an obituary when I find one. All help is appreciated.


Mark Stephen Beaver, 66, of Salisbury passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at the W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center.

Born in Rowan County on January 25, 1957, he was the son of the late Sue Alice Smith and Lawrence Phillip Beaver.

Mr. Beaver was a veteran of the US Army. He made different types of musical instruments and was a member of Carolina’s Flute Circle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Beaver.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Courtney Simmons of Salisbury and Ariel Hogue of Portland, Oregon; brothers, Lee Bunton, Neil Bunton, and Page Beaver; granddaughter, Eleanor Simmons; dear friend, Nancy Gaines.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Beaver family. Online condolences may be made at

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