Homemake & Volunteer

Betty Hearn, a native of Augusta, came to Monroe by way of marriage in 1958 just before her 20th birthday. She met Monroe native, the late Judge George Hearn, at the University of Georgia, and the couple made their first home in Monroe in the basement of George’s parents’ house. After she graduated from UGA, Betty commuted to Atlanta to work while George attended law school. She worked until they had their first child. After their second child as born, Betty and George moved from the basement to their first home on Hubbord Street, then later into an old home built in 1910 on Highland Avenue. Betty and George are among the twelve founding families to start George Walton Academy in 1969. Betty co-founded the Monroe Art Guild, was an active member of the Junior Service League, and has been an committed to her church and elections (“not campaigns” she specifies) since she first came to Monroe. She raised five children in Monroe. “I’ve been here for so long, I feel like its home.”