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Beuna Taylor

December 14,1913 – December 05,2011

Obituary for Beuna Taylor

Mrs. Beuna Kinney Taylor, age 97, of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Monday, December 05, 2011, just nine days short of her ninety eighth birthday. She was born December 14, 1913 in Villa Rica, Georgia the daughter of the late Mr. William P. Kinney and the late Mrs. Etta Corine Herron Kinney. On January 28, 1996, in her own hand she wrote the following: She joined the Villa Rica First Baptist Church at the age of 12. She attended college known then as G.S.C. W. in Milledgeville, Georgia. While there she was a president of the Biology Club and an Officer of the Senior Class. She graduated in 1935 with a B. S. degree. After college she taught at Beulah School in Paulding County, later she taught at Villa Rica School. She married J. W. Taylor on January 4, 1936. She taught until 1941, when a son was born, William Joseph Taylor. She and J.W. celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1986. While a member of the Baptist Church she taught a class of teenage girls, organized the First Cradle Roll and then later was Supt. of the Junior Department. She also enjoyed furnishing and arranging flowers for the church. After her son joined the Methodist Church she transferred her letter to the First Methodist Church so that the family could worship together. Mrs. Taylor became active in the Methodist Church heading the junior department which met in the old Leather’s building. She was also civic minded having served on the recreation committee with Margaret Berry and Paul Camp. This committee spear headed the Villa Rica recreation park where a pool, tennis and ball parks and a recreational building was completed. Mrs. Taylor was a past president of the Villa Rica Garden Club. In that capacity she named Hillcrest Cemetery as a landscape project. In her later years she was known as a teacher of basic drawing and painting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Taylor in 1991 and daughter-in-law, Sue Bentley Taylor. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sherrill Taylor of Villa Rica; grandchildren, Kinney and Connie Taylor, Brad and Jill Taylor, Amy and Jack Clower, Ashley and Alecia Taylor; great-grandchildren, Josh, Jessica, Brent, Taylor, Gracie, Will and Elia. Graveside Services will be conducted Friday, December 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hillcrest Cemetery with Bishop Joe Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the church or charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc., Cremation Services and Memorial Gardens in Villa Rica in charge of arrangements. 770-459-3694

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