Doris Ann Rawlings Beale

Doris Ann Rawlings Beale

Waverly, VA
10.23.1928 - 04.26.2017
Waverly, Virginia

Doris Ann Rawlings Beale passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born October 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Clarence Rawlings, Sr. and Doris Gilliam Rawlings. She was a member of Waverly Congregational Christian Church and was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and football. Mrs. Beale was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was gifted with a sharp mind that she utilized working on the family farm, Owens Grove Farm, keeping the books while raising her family. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Blair Gilliam Beale and her brothers, Charlie C. Rawlings, Jr., Kenneth Lee Rawlings, and Wallace “Wally” Rawlings.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Jack Beale; her son, Craig Rawlings Beale and his wife, Kay; her daughter, Paige Beale Baldwin and her husband, Joe; grandchildren, Madison Beale Presson, Allie Mitchell Presson, Tyler Blair Beale, Kendall Brooke Beale, Ashley Elizabeth Beale and Amanda Rawlings Beale as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Wakefield Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of Wakefield United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Waverly Congregational Christian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 636 Waverly, VA 23890, Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890, or Wakefield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87 Wakefield, VA 23888. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be registered at

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Wakefield Cemetery
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a sweet, caring, and an awesome person. Will never forget her. I love you all. RIP Doris Ann.

Chasie Lou

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Owen's Grove Road has lost another wonderful, gentle soul.

Rendy Powers

I met Jack and Doris my first summer in Wakefield. Then I would see them every month at Sunshine Seniors. Always enjoyed their fellowship - such nice people. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Rev. Jim Kerr, Colorado Springs, CO

Jim Kerr

Dear family, may God the Father of tender mercies (Psalm 83:18) surround and comfort all of you during this difficult time and may you find comfort in the promise of a resurrection in Acts 24:15.


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