Peggy McKamey Bean, Clinton, March 31, 1943 – December 26, 2023

Peg McKamey Bean, a beautiful, talented, and godly lady went home to be with Jesus on December 26.

Peg was born in Campbell County, TN to the late Ed and Velma (Hunter) McKamey. In 1959 she married her best friend, Ruben. She was a woman of extraordinary faith, a prayer warrior, an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother living her life for her Lord and for others.

She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, Ruben Bean; two daughters, Connie Fortner (Roger) of Clinton, and Sheryl Farris (Allen) of Rock Spring, GA; two sons, Michael Bean of Springfield, IL and Brian Bean (Kim) of Knoxville. Grandchildren: Brad Powell (Amy), Elijah Fortner, Nathan Farris (Brittany), Bethany Wooten (Mitchell), and Kristin Bean; Great-grandchildren: Tyler, Addyson, and Lauren Powell; Annie and Luke Farris.

One sister Carol Woodard (Jess), and three brothers: James McKamey, Robert McKamey, and Andy McKamey (Pam); and several nieces, nephews, and a host of in-laws.

From Facebook – Eli Fortner’s page

Several loved ones were waiting to welcome her home including sisters Dora Horton, Mae Pyke, and Mary Brooks; and brothers Lynn, Albert, Bill, and Ed (Bud) McKamey.

Peg was voted the Singing News Fan Award Favorite Female Singer 7 times and was the recipient of the Marvin Norcross-Templeton Award in 2011. Also, in 2016 Peg was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. And in 2022 she was inducted into the Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

She leaves a legacy of love and faithfulness first to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and also to her family. Though her journey here is complete her ministry will continue to inspire and encourage others to “fight the good fight of faith” for years to come.

Adopting a statement from DL Moody, Peg often said, “If you hear that Peg McKamey is dead, don’t believe it. I’ll be more alive than I’ve ever been!”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Missions at Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Lane, Clinton, TN 37716


Friday, December 29, 2023, at Second Baptist Church, Clinton,
Visitation 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Funeral 7:00 pm


About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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  1. I saw The McKameys several times in Booneville Mississippi. My face grew stronger after my first concert there. I know she is dancing, singing, and shaking that handkerchief. She is in her beautiful home!!

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