The Newnan Times-Herald


Beulah McNair

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 05, 2018 - 7:57 PM

Mrs. Beulah McNair of Newnan passed on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Wellstar Hospital in Kennestone, Georgia.

Beulah was born in Hartwell, Georgia on April 24, 1929. She was the seventh child of the late Henry and Lola Heard. She had five brothers and one sister.

She attended Albany State College,  where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics. Beulah taught for many years in the Georgia School System. This is where she met and married Reverend Alfred McNair, who was also an educator. Later, she received her Master’s Degree in Science from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

She was a member of  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Beulah was a member of the Coweta Association of Retired Educators.

Beulah was a longtime dedicated member of St. Paul C.M.E. Church in Grantville, Georgia. She was the President of Minister Spouses. She was on the Missionary and Stewardess Boards and extended her time and knowledge throughout the church services and events. 

She is survived by her nephew, Bill Heard of California and children, grandchildren; nephews, Carl Bert Jr. and Daniel Heard of New Jersey, greatniece, Linda Jones of Georgia; goddaughters, Pauline Hunter of Virginia and Patricia Frazier, Edna Price, Diana Mayner, all of Georgia; special long time friend, Pastor John and Mrs. Pollard and Pastor Sara and Virgil Brooks, who showed unconditional love, loyalty and support to Beulah McNair.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St Paul CME Church Grantville, Georgia. Interment will be on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Flat Rock CME Church Hartwell, Georgia at 2 p.m.

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Final arrangements have been entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 770-253-1607