Beulah Mae Bayless, age 97 of Corunna passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Jennings-Lyons Chapel in Owosso on Friday February 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Pastors Mike Case and David Mulheren officiating. Burial will follow at Yerian Cemetery in Venice Township. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM and an hour before the service on Friday.
Beulah was born in Garrett, KY, the daughter of Crockett & Elizabeth (Sexton) Griffith. She was one of 15 children. She was a coalminer's daughter. Beulah was a Rosy the Riveter during WWII at Willow Run and raised 6 children with her husband Bushrod whom she married on January 20, 1947 in Pikeville, KY. He died in 2017 after 70 years of marriage together. Beulah was a member of the First Church of God in Owosso and Hilltop Church of God in Flint where she was Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday school teacher and director of the Vacation Bible School for over 30 years at both churches. She enjoyed gardening.
Beulah is survived by her children: Sherman Bayless of Corunna, Albert (Shauna) Bayless of Sevierville, TN, Bushrod Bayless, Jr. of Corunna, Elizabeth Bayless of Waco, TX and Paul Bayless of Corunna, grandchildren Amanda, Marissa, Daniel and Derrick, her brother Raymond Griffith of Ypsilanti. She was predeceased by her husband, son Steven and 13 siblings. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude or Hilltop Church of God Roof Fund of Flint.