PHIL BEARD of Columbia City, father of Brenda Gross, conference assistant, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 207 N. Main Street in Columbia City. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Condolences may be sent to Brenda Gross, 301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46280. Additional information will be post on the funeral home website.