Mr. Raiford Beasley, age 86 of Vidalia, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Community Hospice of Vidalia following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 9, 1935 in Lyons, GA to the late John Norris and Mary Jane Hutcheson Beasley. He had worked as a farmer all of his life and was preceded in death by sisters, Letha Beasley, Lileraye Beasley, and Johnnie Mae Johnson; and one brother, Archie Beasley. He enjoyed his animals, his dogs, fishing, growing and planting his own crops and watching them grow. He also loved the outdoors and lived his life freely.
Mr. Beasley is survived by two sons, Marlon and Milan Beasley; four daughters, Marilyn Waters, Heather, Rachel, and Amanda Beasley; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and nephew, Jeffery Johnson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, August 25, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home of Vidalia.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home Chapel of Vidalia. Graveside service and interment will follow at Hutcheson Cemetery in Soperton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home to assist with funeral service costs. Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home, 1722 Mount Vernon Road, Vidalia, GA 30474.
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