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The Rev. William C. Beasley, 81, husband of Josephine Murrell Beasley, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at his home in Versailles. Born in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Clarence Hayes and Geneva Garr Beasley. Originally a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville, he was employed for many years as a concrete finisher and later was called to become the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Stamping Ground, where he served for over 25 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Joyce (Lonnie) Winn, Lexington, and Sara (Garnett) Gray, Jo Ann Beasley Brown, and Sandra Beasley Lewis, all of Versailles; three sisters, Anna Margaret (the Rev. Earl B.) Raglin, Alice M. (Russell) Taylor, and Mary Joyce (James) Raglin, all of Zion Hill; a brother, Richard Beasley, Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, Sheri Hand and Lonnie Winn Jr., are deceased. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 237 E. Fifth Street, Lexington, followed by funeral services at noon. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens in Paris. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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