Board chair loses fight with cancer

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School Board Chairwoman Beth Reid, 59, died from a complication of her long-running battle with cancer last week, passing away on Oct. 19.


“We are deeply saddened by the death of our school board chair, Mrs. Beth Reid.  Her passion and commitment to the children of Fairfield County will forever be remembered,” Superintendent J. R. Green said. “The many successes the district has experienced would not have occurred without her impeccable leadership.”

A native of Winnsboro, Reid graduated from the College of Charleston where she played on the women’s basketball team. She served as a teacher, coach and guidance counselor at Great Falls High School and later became Head of School at Richard Winn Academy. Reid served two terms on the Fairfield County School Board.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

A special election to fill Reid’s District 7 seat will be held Jan. 23. Filing opens at noon on Nov. 10 and closes at noon on Nov. 20.

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