Betty Etters

February 3, 1948March 11, 2013

Betty Lou Etters, 65, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 11, 2013.

A native of Waynesville, NC, Mrs. Etters was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lydia James Montgomery and was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Dr. James Nolan Etters and sister, Emma Montgomery. She graduated from Chester High School and earned her NBA from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Mrs. Etters was employed with the University of Georgia for about 15 years in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors. She was the first covergirl to appear on the (TCC) Textile Chemist and Colorists on the March 1971 cover. Mrs. Etters enjoyed reading books, working in her yard, and going to unique shops looking for a new treasure. She also loved to travel all over the world and over their 41 years of marriage, Mr. Etters lavished her with trips to places such as Rome, Spain, Egypt, Australia just to name a few. They had a life together that most people dream of and will truly be missed by family and friends.

Survivors include sisters, Brenda Parkins and her husband, Roy, Jean Montgomery and Wanda Montgomery all of Chester; nephew, Matt Parkins of Union; niece, Julie Taylor of York; 3 great-nephews; 2 great-nieces, and sister-in-law, Sybil J. Etters of Charlotte, NC.

Memorial services will be held 3PM Sunday, March 24th at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Patricia Hunt-Hurst

March 24, 2013

I just found Betty's obituary on the Chester Newspaper site - she meant alot to me as a colleague at UGA. Betty was well loved by her students too. Patti Hunt-Hurst

Bernstein Funeral Home

March 13, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.