Mary Lorraine Hamby Corbin


Mary Lorraine Hamby Corbin, age 75, of Clayton, Ga. passed away on January 10, 2020.

She was born the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Hamby and Ruby Williams Hamby on March 3, 1944. In her professional life she worked for Empire Manufacturing for 35 years. Throughout her life her children and grandchildren were always the most important thing, and she always loved spending time with them. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, the late Mr. Earl Corbin. She was a great cook but was especially adept at baking, especially her cakes. She was an avid Duke Basketball fan, and was always faithful in supporting her children in sports and never missed a game. In her retirement she was a caregiver to a number of Rabun County residents, when she and her favorite Aunt Ruth Barnes were not out on an adventure. She would always say that she was blessed with wonderful neighbors. She was a Christian and attended the Clayton Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Matheson.

 Her survivors include her son, Tim Matheson (Kristi), of Clayton; her daughter, Lisa Bonnette, of Clayton; her brother, Richard Hamby, of Clayton; six grandchildren, Zachary Coleman, Justin Bonnette, Charles Bonnette, Barclay Matheson, Breanna Mathson, Brittany Spivey; four great-grandchildren, also survive her.

A funeral was held on Sunday January 12, 2020 in the Chapel of the Beck Funeral Home at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jim Carver officiating.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lorraine’s memory to the Clayton Baptist Church Sunday School Program 87 S. Church Street Clayton, GA 30525.

 Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at