William E. Buddy “Uncle Bud” McNair

by | June 14, 2017 9:38 am

   Funeral services for William E. Buddy “Uncle Bud” McNair were held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church. Interment was held at El Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away early Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his residence.

   Born in Jefferson County, Mr. William E. Buddy “Uncle Bud” McNair was the son of Louis Ray McNair and Euchlease Donaldson McNair.  He was the husband of Betty Cowart McNair, and he was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. McNair was very active in his church. He was the Sunday School teacher for the teens and young adults, a member of the choir, and was involved with various committees. He was a retired farmer and in earlier years,  he worked as a mechanic for Creston, Inc. in Swainsboro, Jociel in Reidsville, and Ringtex in Metter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

   Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty Cowart McNair of Twin City; his sons, Billy (Susan) McNair, Pat McNair, and Dale (Karen) McNair, all of Metter, and Tony McNair of Statesboro; his sister, Jane Ellen Durden of Metter; three grandchildren, William Gabriel McNair, Adam McNair, and Katina McNair Walden; three great-grandchildren, Drew McNair, Peyton McNair, and Michael Walden; and several nieces and nephews.

   Pallbearers were Brain McGowan, Lee Durden, Jeff Durden, Barry Coleman, Brad Franklin, and Jimmy McNair. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of El Bethel Baptist Church.

   Remembrances may be made to the El Bethel Church Building Fund, 429 Ab Johnson Rd, Twin City, GA 30471.

   Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

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