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PETERSTOWN, WV Beulah M. Reed Raines, age 86, of Peterstown, WV, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Heritage Hall in Rich Creek, VA. Born December 24, 1930, at Kegley, WV, she was the daughter of the late Norman D. and Mollie Saunders Reed.
Beulah graduated from the Little French Beauty Academy and worked as a beautician. She was a dedicated homemaker who loved to cook for her family and neighbors. Beulah was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church at Ballard, WV.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by eleven brothers: Lacey, Ralph, Kelly, Thomas, Norman, Billy, Henry, G.W., John, Charles, and William; and seven sisters: Nellie, Elizabert, Eva, Birdie, Dana, Virgie, and Irene. Beulah was number 17 of 19 children and was the last survivor of her siblings.
She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Ray Raines; one daughter, Debbie St. Clair and husband Mack of Peterstown, WV; one loving granddaughter, Trish St. Clair of San Diego, CA; and her two great grandchildren, Ronan and Liam Manning. Beulah loved her granddaughter and her great grandchildren dearly and enjoyed the playful times they spent together. Also precious to Beulah was her Nephews, Nieces, great Nephews and great Nieces, whom she loved help raising as her own. Also surviving are many cousins, friends, and neighbors.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, WV, with Pastor Steve Howdock officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV.
Friends may call from 1:00 PM until time of services on Monday at the funeral home.
Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.
Published on October 14, 2017
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