CWO Selba "Chief" Khomer Beaty was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/27/2000 at the age of 73.0 from Leukemia
Ider, AL
Flight Class 66-18
Date of Birth 08/14/1927
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with US NAVY in 61-62, 170 AHC in 66-67, 170 AHC in 69-70
Call signs in Vietnam BIKINI 21, BIKINI 22, DRYDOCK
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Janiece Beaty Smith, Don Lewis, JD Smith

More detail on this person: IDER -- Elder Selba Khomer Beaty Sr., who served as a Primitive Baptist minister for 51 years, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, in a hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was 72. Mr. Beaty was a graduate of Northeast Community College, a veteran of the U.S. Army, having serving in both World War II and Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He was a member of the 170th Helicopter Association. He taught computer classes at Northeast College for 10 years and was a member of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church. Most recently he had served as pastor of Mountain View Primitive Baptist in Rainsville, Ala. He was preceded in death by a brother, Loma B. Beaty. Survivors include his wife, Betty E. Beaty; sons, Selba Beaty Jr., Elkmont, Ala., Nicholas Beaty, Augusta, Ga., and John Paul, Daniel and Alex Beaty, all of Ider; daughters, Venus Filmore, Valley Head, Ala., Beth Beaty, Lexington, Ky., and Janiece Beaty, Ardmore, Ala.; sisters, Murial Johnson, Georgia, and Patricia Blevins, Huntsville, Texas. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Chapel with elder Herbert Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Home Cemetery in Henagar, Ala., with full military services. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

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