Betty Miner, the first women to serve on Richmond Hill City Council, died Wednesday at the age of 87.
Miner was a councilwoman and mayor pro tem in the 1970s and remained heavily involved in local politics for many years afterward.
She also was colorful and independent at a time when many women weren't, and Miner told Shirley Hiers, the late Bryan County News columnist, that her advice to women was this:
“If you feel there’s something you need or want to do, just do it!”
Here's a link to that 2010 story: Beauty, brains and bravado, this Betty has them all
The city of Richmond Hill posted the following on their Facebook page regarding Miner.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Betty Miner. She became the first woman councilmember for the City of Richmond Hill in 1971, serving as mayor pro-tem as well.
Mrs. Miner also served on the DNR board for the state, and was instrumental in bringing the fisherman's co-op to Bryan County.
Please join us in expressing our deepest condolences to the Miner family on their loss. She will be missed by many and her legacy will never be forgotten.