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Betty Chalker

September 9, 1938 — December 13, 2015

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Betty Jean Thigpen Chalker

Blythe, GA  –             Betty Jean Thigpen Chalker, 77, entered into her eternal rest early Sunday morning, December 13, 2015 at Keysville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 17, 2015 with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Betty was one of seven children born to the late Annie Lou Gleason Thigpen and the late Robert Lee Thigpen.  She was raised in the Bartow region where she attended elementary school; then living in the Louisville area before moving to Blythe, Richmond County where she has lived for the past 35 years.  She worked at Stapleton Garment until it closed and other companies in the garment industry as a seamstress. She found great pleasure working in her flower garden and sewing. Her personality revealed an independent, forthright person.

Betty is also preceded in death by her siblings, Edna Mae Thigpen, Virginia Shelton, Dorothy Thigpen and Thelma Manning. Survivors include her children, Doris J. Lyvers, Buford Williams, Jr. and Danny Williams; two siblings, Herbert “Buddy” Thigpen and Jewel Griswold; three grandchildren, Johnathan Brown (Tracey), Shawn Lyvers (Autumn) and Tiffani Johnson (Reid); and four great grandchildren, Justin Brown, Jacob Brown, Wednesday Johnson and Aiden Lyvers.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 10:00-11:00 A.M. prior to the funeral services Thursday, December 17, 2015.

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Life Is But A Stopping Place

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be a resting place
Along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way.
We were all meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far great than we know.
For some, the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward
And find an everlating peace together with the Lord.

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