BLOOMFIELD - Betty L. McNair, 71, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:30 a.m. May 5, 2003, at her home.
Born Oct. 28, 1931, in Huron, Tenn., she was the daughter of Cloud Fesmire who died in 1933. She was raised by her mother, the late Mary Becham Fesmire Ervin and stepfather, the late James Ervin. She lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Senath, working actively in the WMU organization. She was manager of the Mitchell Drug and Gift Shop in Kennett for 22 years. Upon moving to Charleston, she took an active role in the First Baptist Church and was a member of the Charleston Athena Club. When she moved to Bloomfield in 1992, she transferred her membership to the Bloomfield Baptist Church.
On Sept. 2, 1947, she married Sidney Burl McNair who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Sidney Michael McNair of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Judy Gail Denton of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Jim Ervin of Huntley, Ill.; two sisters, Connie Shanks of Bloomfield and Carolyn Price of Brookfield, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Kris Taylor of St. Louis, Natalie McNair and Kellie McNair of Knoxville, Edward Denton of St. Louis and Joshua Denton of Dallas; and one great-grandson, Krew Taylor of St. Louis.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Gerald Collier, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Charleston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Bill Owens, Joe Rampley, John Shanks, Tony Burdine, Edward Denton and Joshua Denton.