Anita Mayhew Beatty

January 30, 1946 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Anita Beatty Obituary

Anita Mayhew Beatty passed away peacefully the morning of November 6, 2023, at the age of 77.

She was born on January 30, 1946, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Troy Beatty, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. She spent her childhood there attending Snowden and St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls but later graduating from Central High School in 1964. Following high school she studied elementary education at the William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri, as well as Memphis State, later receiving an executive secretary certificate from the Miller-Hawkins Business College in Memphis where she completed her secondary education.

Anita had a lifelong interest in politics and was active in Young Republicans in the mid to late-60’s where she expressed having an interest in working in Washington D.C. for a senator or congressman. That dream was realized when she secured a position working for Senator Barry Goldwater on Capitol Hill under the Nixon administration. While in D.C. she met, and later married, Robert Faris Price with whom she had a son in October 1979 they named Eric Cassell Price.

Auburn, Alabama became Anita’s home in 1988 following her divorce so that she could be in closer proximity to her brother, Troy Beatty III, and there she remained until her passing. Anita was a steadfast Christian throughout her lifetime and was active at the Auburn United Methodist Church as well as Union Christian Church in Tuskegee and always made it a point to donate to charitable causes and take up for those less fortunate. She will be remembered for her generous smile and devotion to her family.

Anita was preceded in death by her brother, Troy Beatty III (2015), and sister, Tina McWhorter (2021), and is survived by her son, Eric Price (Kristen) and grandson, Rowan Price, of Kentfield, California.

A graveside service will be held at the family plot at Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday November 15, 2023, at 2pm CST. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in Anita’s name to Care Ministries at Auburn United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3135, Auburn, AL 36831-3135.

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