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Beulah M. Setser
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"1922–2017"
Waynesville, Beulah McMurray Setser, 95, of Lake Junaluska, NC entered her heavenly home on December 17, 2017. Beulah was a loving and supportive wife, mother, sister, and friend. Born in Polk County on December 6, 1922 she is the daughter of Hoyt and Vera McMurray. After her childhood on the family farm, Beulah graduated from Brevard College and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (Woman’s College) where she earned her degree in Home Economics.
While in college she met the love of her life, Mack Slagle Setser, whom she married on January 11, 1946. Beulah and Mack supported each other during their 65-year marriage journey. They moved to San Diego while he was an officer during World War II and later to Athens, Georgia while Mack attended Veterinary School. They finally settled in Lake Junaluska and Beulah was instrumental in helping Mack establish the Junaluska Animal Hospital in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. For the next 30 years, the animal hospital was an integral part of their lives. During this time Beulah served as the President of the North Carolina Ladies Veterinary Auxiliary.
Beulah was an active member of Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake Junaluska, where she served on the Building Committee, building two parsonages. She was also instrumental in forming the first pre-kindergarten program at the church, and was the oldest living member.
She served her community by being a charter member of Waynesville Altrusa Club, and a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
In the early 1980’s, Beulah became a small business owner founding a women’s clothing boutique, “Ms. Enloe” in Waynesville. She later partnered with her daughter, Vicky Hinkley, to operate “The Specialty Shoppe” until 2001.
Beulah was blessed to live a long and productive life, and she was happiest with her family gathered around the dining room table enjoying one of her delicious meals. She also enjoyed traveling to all 50 states with Mack and family members.
Preceding Beulah in death were her parents, her husband, Dr. Mack Slagle Setser, and her brother Blaine McMurray. She is survived by her children Vicky Hinkley (husband Randy) of Lake Junaluska, NC, Hal Setser (wife Suzy) of Wingate, NC, grandchildren Jill Barker (husband Bill) of Lake Junaluska, NC, Clay Setser of Raleigh, NC, and one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Barker of Lake Junaluska, NC. She is also survived by one brother Dr. Birch McMurray (wife Nancy) of Morganton, NC, one sister Ann Geudalia of Albany Georgia.
The family will receive friends at Longs Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake Junaluska on Wednesday, December 20 from 12:00 until 1:45 p.m. with the memorial service following at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Tim McConnell and Reverend John Ferree will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the Mack and Beulah Setser Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Haywood County Schools Foundation, 1230 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.
The care of Mrs. Setser has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

20

Dec

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Long's Chapel United Methodist Church

175 Old Clyde Road
Waynesville, NC 28785

Service

Wednesday

20

Dec

2:00 PM
Long's Chapel United Methodist Church

175 Old Clyde Road
Waynesville, NC 28785


Memorial Contribution

Mack and Beulah Setser Memorial Scholorship Fund

c/o Haywood County Schools Foundation
1230 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
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