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Beulah R. Sadler, age 93, of Hallieford, passed away on Aug. 24, 2017.

She was a member of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church where she had been an active member of the Myrtle Matthews Sunday School Class. She also belonged to the Lilly Hopkins Missionary Circle at Salem United Methodist Church.

Besides her church activities, Beulah was a member of the Oriental Chapter No. 30 of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.

Beulah was born in Mathews County on Dec. 26, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Upsher and Mary Lewis Rainier. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Calvin Thomas, Larry Atherton, and Ishmael “Billy” Sadler. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Golden Dutton, Lydia Rowe, and Ruth Robins, and her brothers, Upshur Rainier and Melvin Rainier.

She is survived by her son, Bryon Thomas and step-daughter Joy Morgan. Also, she is survived by four step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Beulah is also survived by her sisters, Marilyn Morgan, Joyce Downs, Janice South, Audrey Knight (Alvin) and sister-in-law, Florence Rainier, plus many nieces and nephews, and special loved one, Allan Serrano.

The family would like to thank Beulah’s devoted and loving caregivers Barbara Sadler, Adrienne White, Janice South and Frances Ellis for the exceptional care she received for the past few years.

Between 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, the family received friends at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek. Funeral services were conducted at the church on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Lisa Blackmonson conducted the services. Interment followed the service at Trinity Cemetery, Foster, Virginia. 

Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Beulah to the Mathews Chapel Building Fund, P.O. Box 125, Cobbs Creek, Virginia 23035.