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Betty Burchett, 80, of Calhoun, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017, in Gordon Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born on April 30, 1937, in Gordon County to the late Edwin Sullivan and Beatrice Evans Sullivan. She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Betty was a well-known beautician for more than 40 years and loved creating beauty. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Betty is survived by her husband, Howard "JR" Burchett; three sons, Paul Shirley and his wife, Wanda, Barry Shirley and his wife, Wanda, and Randy Burchett; four daughters, Janie Osborn and her husband, Clay, April Shirley, Kathy Heckman and Julie Russell; sister, Carol Adams; 19 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. John Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery. Pallbearers serving will be Barry Shirley, Paul Shirley, Greg Meadows, Larry Black, Lamar Dean, Howard Brock and Benny Wood.
The family will receive friends today from 5 until 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com.
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Burchett.
Published on July 18, 2017
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