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Rev. Harold "Tony" Thomas Beauford, Jr.


Harold Thomas “Tony” Beauford, Jr., 73, resident of 202 Parker St. widower of Patricia “Gail” Bannister Beauford passed away Friday June 12, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late Harold Thomas Beauford, Sr. and Sarah Evelyn Collins Beauford.

Tony was a preacher of the Gospel for over 50 years currently serving Mission Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Anderson College Class of 1967 and received his bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University. He completed his education and became ordained after graduating from Southeastern Seminary. Tony enjoyed life and loved Dirt Track Racing and spending time at the lake with family and friends. He was also very active in Abbeville Youth Athletics as a coach and umpire. Tony was and outstanding athlete having played baseball at Anderson College and Charleston Southern University. The love of his life was preaching the Gospel, singing hymns and for those of you that knew him playing those Ivory Keys. Tony will be remembered for touching many lives and leading numerous people to Christ.

Survivors include: a son Harold Thomas “Will” Beauford (Gina) of Abbeville, SC; a daughter Shelley Chrisley (Jimmy) of Abbeville, SC; four grandchildren Kelcee Nelson (Carroll) of Ware Shoals, SC, Autumn Chrisley (Matthew) of Abbeville, SC, Molly Beauford and Thomas Beauford of Abbeville, SC; one great-grandchild Hayden Nelson.

He was preceded in death by a son Harold Thomas “Bubba” Beauford III.

A private graveside service will be conducted at a later date.

Memorials in memory of Rev. Beauford may be made to Mission Baptist Church, Hwy. 201 Level Land, SC or to Hospice of South Carolina 326 Montague Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.


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Will and Shelly sorry about Tony praying for you both he is now talking with mama and daddy

Ann FloydTaylor Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Shelley, Will, & family, I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I remember him from Parker Street when I was a little girl. He was such a nice man! I will keep you all in my prayers!

Linka Loftis Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Beaufort family, you are in our prayers,
And thoughts during this time. Tony and Gail were my class mates AHS 1965. I have many Fond memories of them! We last saw Tony at the Cancer Center at Self. Sandy was there for a treatment as was Tony. Tony prayed the sweetest prayer. He fought a long and brave fight, He will be missed.
Melinda and Sanford Gray

Melinda and Sanford Gray Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Will and family,
We knew your dad well when we attended Asaville Baptist Church in the 70s. He was strong, witty, and point on about salvation. He also led the Asaville baseball team and we attended every game. Your dad married many of our friends and each service was very special! Loved his piano skills and his friendship. May God bless each of you with everything you need at this difficult time.
Much love and prayers sent.

Bill & Janet Williams Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. He fought long and hard. Cancer if evil. Prayers for you all.

Robin Brock Jun 14 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a good man. He will surely be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

Kathy M Hall Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

Will and Shelley our prayers are with you. I have so many memories of Tony as we grew up from stealing a hot pepsi from under Aunt Alley's and Uncle Will house , taking Uncle Olan fishing and skiing at our cabin on Clarks Hill He will be missed

ROCK and Nancy Bowie Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

Will and Family,
Im very sorry for the loss of my fellow classmate (AHS 65) and friend! Prayers and Sympathy to the family and friends!

Dwayne Little Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

fred blakely

fred Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

There is a number of times I remember Preacher Tony delivering a message from Matthew 5 I know he is blessed to see God. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the family.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Chad Jones Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

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