Phillip Rufus Beadles of Crystal Hill passed away Jan. 27, 2020.

He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 30, 1942 and was 78 years of age. He was the son of the late Doss Beadles and the late Georgia Beadles and was married to the late Evelyn M. Beadles.

He was a member of Ellis Creek Baptist Church and attended the Winns Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his friend, Bonnie R. Ingold; his siblings, Joan McDowell of South Boston, Eunice Bailey Lloyd of Halifax and William Dewey Beadles (Charlotte) of Halifax; stepchildren, Judy M. Nunn (Tim) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Patricia M. Conner (Larry), Jerry L. Martin, Evelyn M. Albertson (Bob) and Tony R. Martin, all of South Boston; eight step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; one nephew, Tommy Beadles; and special friends Mike and Pat Spencer.

In addition to his parents and wife, one brother, Tim Beadles; stepson Tommy Martin; and one brother-in-law, Sam Perkins, also preceded Mr. Beadles in death.

A funeral service will be held today, Jan. 29, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Winns Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Kopco officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the service at Winns Creek Baptist Church and other times at the home of his sister, 1144 Alphonse Dairy Rd., South Boston, VA 24592.

For memorials consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.