Originally created 08/20/04

Mr. Edward M. McIntyre, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Saturday, August 14, 2004, at University Hospital, Mr. Edward Marlow McIntyre, Sr. Funeral services will be conducted today, Friday, August 20, 2004, at 12 noon from the William B. Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta, with Rev. Clarence Moore, Pastor, Good Shepherd Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The remains will lie in state at the Bell Auditorium from 10 a.m., until the hour of service. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 11 a.m. Florist: 9a.m. Active pallbearers will be Mr. Jason Beard, Mr. Michael Beard, Mr. Rick Beard, Mr. Darren Boykin, Mr. Cedric Johnson, Mr. Danny Jones, Mr. Kelvin Powell and Dr. Stephen Tappan. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Latimer Blount, Mr. Henry C. Brooks, Sr., Dr. Ronald Brown, Dr. Joe Hillson, Mr. Eugene Hunt, Attorney Harry S. James, Mr. James Kendrick, Dr. John R. Maben, Former Mayors of Aug usta, Former Commissioners, Richmond County, Augusta, Regional Airport Commissioners, Augusta Morehouse Alumni Association, Augusta African-American Historical Committee, Inc., Board of Directors, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Lucy C. Laney Class of 1951, Ed McIntyre Foundation Board of Directors, members of Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO), other former and present elected officials. Ed M. McIntyre was born in Augusta , Georgia on November 16, 1931. He was married to the former Juanita Beard and they are the parents of three children, Wanda, Edward Marlow, Jr. and Dr. Ashley Darnell McIntyre. Mr. McIntyre attended Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, from 1947-1949 and graduated from Lucy C. Laney High School. He received a B.A. Degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, attended, Paine College in Augusta, Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, Ga. He continued his education with graduate studies at Atlanta University and Columbia University, New York, N. Y. and received Honorary Doctorate of Law Degrees, Augusta Law School, Augusta and an Honorary Doctorate of Humans Letters, from Faith College, Birmingham, Ala. Mr. McIntyre was a licensed Real Estate Agent. He was vice president of Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Company for 17 years, where he also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. McIntyre was a sixth grade instructor at Charles T. Walker School from 1960-1963. Mr. McIntyre served as the first black Mayor of Augusta from January 4, 1981 to the middle of 1983. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Executive Committee of the State Democratic Party, National League of Cities Transportation Committee, Resolution Committee of the Municipal Association, Board of Directors of the National Black Mayors Conference and Black Mayors Association of Georgia. He was appointed as a member of the Georgia Municipal Association and the Municipal Government District. Mr. McIntyre was also a member of Municipal Government Committee from 1982-1983. He was chairman of the Committee in the Tenth District. He served two terms on the Richmond County Board of Commissioners, from 1970-1978 and was the first black chairman. He was also the first black Liaison Representative to City Council to Richmond County Government in 1974. He was Chairman of Richmond County Public Works Program, 1971-1973, Richmond County Alcoholic Beverage Sub-Committee, 1971-1972, Richmond County Industrial Development Authority, 1972-1973, Building and Grounds Committee to Augusta-Richmond County, Augusta-Richmond County Planning and Zoning Board, 1970, Central Savannah River Area Manpower Consortium. He was on the Board of Directors and second vice president of the Association of County Commissions of Georgia (ACCG), ACCG Legislative Committee, 1976, Tenth District Board Representative to ACCG, State Commission on Compensation, 1975-1981, as appointee of Governor George Busbee, on the Board of Directors of the National Asso ciation of Counties (NACO), member of NACO's Minority Affairs Committee, Member NACO'S Taxation and Financial Policy Steering Committee, Sub-Chairman of NAACO's Management Assistance Policy Steering Committee, Advisory Council on Mental Health and Mental Retardation, as appointee of Governor Jimmy Carter, vice chairman of the 6th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Dinner, Alternate Delegate to the 1980 Democratic National Convention. Mr. McIntyre was organizer, charter member, and on the Executive Board of Augustans Together. He was past president of The Augusta Morehouse College Alumni Association, 1996-2001, a member of The Augusta Regional Airport Commission at Bush Field of which he served as president in 1997. He was on the Board of Directors of Augusta African- American Historical Committee and president and on the Board of Directors of the Ed McIntyre Foundation, Inc., a member of Paul F. Milner Sickle Cell Support Group Advisory Board Task Force, Augusta Chapter of the NAACP, a lifemember of Morehouse College National Alumni Association, 2002 and the host of a one minute commentary on 6 local radio stations. Mr. McIntyre was a member of Augusta Mental Health Association, Augusta Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of Augusta Opportunities Industrialization Center, a member of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce, National Alliance of Business, Business Education Liaison Committee and on the Advisory Board of the Richmond County Board of Education Child Enrichment Program. He was founder and chairman of the Augusta Arts and Cultural Association, Inc., a member of Frontersmen International Club. Mr. McIntyre was Chairman and Co-founder of the Augusta- Richmond County Coliseum Authority. He provided the leadership to build the Coliseum. He was also a member of the American Legion post 505, on the Trustee Board of Paine College for seven years, General Chairman of the $500,000.00, "Build It Back" campaign for Hagood-Hosley Hall at Paine Coll ege, a member of the Life Insurance Association, National Insurance Association, Contributor to the Pilot, NIA Journal, Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of NIA, vice president of Home Office Section of NIA, Director of NIA Corporation, a member of the National Education Association, Georgia Teacher's Association, Walter L. Shepherd Community Blood Center, past president, on the Board of Directors of and a Charter Member of Shepherd Blood Center, Richmond County Community Action Committee, on the Advisory Board of the Richmond County Training Center. He was on the Board of Directors and treasurer of the Greater Augusta Advertising Club, on the Board of Directors of the Easter Seal Society, the American Red Cross, Augusta Open Door Kindergarten, was treasurer of John M. Tutt Quarterback Club, Chairman of the Augusta Caucus to speakers bureau, a member of Richmond County Headstart Advisory Committee for the Marketing and Management Department, and on the Operating Board of St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. McIntyre was founder and first president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO), co-founder of the National Association of Minority County Officials (NAMCO). He organized the CSRA Business League, the current Augustans Together Committee, the Augusta Caucus (Speakers Bureau), The Augustans, The Friends of Ed McIntyre, the Augusta African- American Historical Committee, Inc. and the Ed McIntyre Foundation, Inc. His family background is rooted in religion and he had the unique distinction of having a mother who was the founder, builder and pastor of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Augusta, where he was very active. He was a Charter Member and served on the Board of Trustees for 17 years, the former Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School, organized the Joshua Long Adult Male Sunday School Class, and the Sarah Frazier Gospel Choir. He was currently serving on the Building Committee, was the former Chairman of the Building Fund Committee a nd Chairman of the Economic Development Committee. Mr. McIntyre was the recipient of many awards and recognitions including, the Scroll of Honor from Omega Psi Fraternity, Paine College Chapter, "Citizen of the Year", 1978, and received the Certificate of Appreciation from the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Social Change, 1978. He was awarded the Distinguished Son of Morehouse College, in recognition of outstanding achievement in business and government, 1977, and the award for successfully spearheading a drive that raised $500,000.00 in the the Augusta Community for the Paine College, "Build it Back" Campaign. He was given the Community Service award in 1975 for his work with the Augusta Branch of the National Association of University Women. Mr. McIntyre was appointed the honorary title of Lieutenant Colonel-Aide DeCamp, twice, from 1975-1980 by Governor Busbee in 1971 by Governor Carter. He was also given many "Man of The Year" recogni tions from "Mirror" Newspaper 1974, Augusta Lincoln League, 1970, Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1968, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 1966, Augusta- Richmond County Voters League, 1965. Mr. McIntyre traveled extensively in and out of the Country. His travel experience includes Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Bahamas and Hawaii. Most of this was during his service with the United State Army. In 1977, Mr. McIntyre was selected by the U.S. State Department along with nine other public officials, to go on an informal tour of Africa. They visited the following countries, Casablanca, Gambia, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Brazil. It has been said that if you really want to know someone, ask his family. Ed's family was the 'wind beneath his wings'. Their devotion to his mission of service made it possible for him to accomplish so much. His lovely wife, Juanita; their children, Wanda (Dr. Keith) McRae, Marlow, Jr. (Traci), Dr. Ashley Darnell (Delecia &Ogra ve;TriceÓ) and grandchildren, Kesha and Senita McRae and India and Coleman McIntyre have inherited a tremendous legacy from this warrior-the legacy of family and love for church, community and country. Other heirs to Ed's legacy include four sisters-in-law, Alzata Howard, Margaret (Parnell) Jones, Cindy (Marion) Tappan, Estelle (Maffett) Boykin; one brother- in-law, Glenn (Mattie) Beard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle August 20, 2004