Joyce Beverly is DAR chapter’s Notable Woman of Fayette County

From left are Susan Morrison, Joyce Beverly, Rosemary Norris and Jeanie Bradshaw. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

The Fayette-Starrs’ Mill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently named Joyce Beverly as its Notable Woman of Fayette County for 2011.

Beverly is the publisher of Fayette Woman magazine. She became the publisher in 2002 and has been very involved on a daily basis since taking over its publication.

Beverly is a native Georgian, moving to Fayette County from Jefferson County. She has been involved in working with local newspapers for more than 30 years. She refers to herself as a community journalist.

She, indeed, has told many unique stories of women in our Fayette County community during the time she has been involved with the magazine. Many walks of life have been spotlighted from business women, educators, health professionals, artists, volunteers, people who serve us like the Waffle House waitresses, school bus drivers, ministers to name only a few. There have been many “firsts” spotlighted as well as survivors and the military…many stories of encouragement and inspiration. “We believe that everyone’s life is a journey and, no matter how grand or inconspicuous, that every one of us has a story. Fayette Woman is the stage that brings these stories to life,” Beverly said.

One of the purposes of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to preserve American history. Beverly, in her work with Fayette Woman magazine is documenting legacies.

“The stories we tell today are good—some even great. But tomorrow? They will be priceless, infinitely valuable to families and society at large. Wouldn’t you love to have a peek into how your great-grandmother lived, how she really lived, day-to-day? I believe we’re giving that gift to a future generation.” said Beverly. “We all leave a foot print in this life. It is a true privilege to preserve these histories.”

In addition to the stories, there are many other sections of interest—Health and Fitness, Home and Garden, Beauty and Style, Parenting, Food, Financial, the Calendar which spotlights what is happening in the area during the month. The “Out & About in Fayette County” section spotlights various business and civic activities in the area. Many women have been sure to pack their copy of the magazine to take on vacation to different locations in the world. You can go online and see how many places the magazine has traveled.

Joyce is married to Cal Beverly. They work together at Fayette Publishing, which publishes The Citizen Newspapers as well as the Fayette Woman Magazine.

She enjoys reading, country churches, camp meetings, window boxes, genealogy and having tea.

Beverly’s accomplishments are shown in a display case at the Peachtree City Library through the month of March.