Betty J. Shirley Chambers


Betty J. Shirley Chambers, 80, of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

She was born Nov. 17, 1939 in Habersham County and was the daughter of the late Manson Winstead and Annie Mae Patton Winstead. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lloyd Shirley, Sr. and her second husband, Ernest Chambers.

Betty worked at Clayburn Manufacturing and Burlington Industries. She also ran a small furniture business in Blairsville and Clarkesville and then ended her working career at Walmart. Her children and grandchildren were a blessing to her and she enjoyed every minute she got to spend with them. She also loved her dog, Scrappy.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra Shirley of Blairsville; son David Shirley (Teri) of Mount Airy; and daughter, Donna Addis (Brian) of Lakemont; grandchildren Luke Hopper, Jodie Lovell (Tonya), Courtney Speed (Dalewin), Leanna Shirley Oberley (David), Jana Byrd (Shannon) Chase Kelly, Matthew Addis (Salem) and Bryson Addis; several great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Winstead and Shirley Gabrels; brother David Winstead (Nancy) of Clayton and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services in celebration of Betty’s life were held on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hunter

Funeral Home in Clayton. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Hunter Funeral Home, Clayton.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.