Shirley Watts, Age 76 Clarkesville

Shirley Watts, age 76 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, surrounded by her family. 

Born in Clayton on April 22, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Herbert (Hub) and Fannie Mae Tyler Watts. Shirley was raised in Rabun County where she met her husband Jimmy. Shirley and Jimmy then moved to Habersham to start their family. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Shirley had a long history of working in the food industry. She was the definition of a true southern cook. Shirley enjoyed years of serving the Rabun County community at Savannah Street Café. She loved gardening, canning, baking and gallivanting with her sisters who could always make her laugh.  

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jimmy Watts and her daughter, Anita Hooper. 

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike & Linda Watts of Cleveland, Tony & Regina Watts of Mt. Airy and Cody & Kimberly Watts of Clarkesville; beloved son-in-law, Mike Hooper of Clayton; grandchildren, Josh & Beth Watts of Dahlonega, Jessica & Russell Garner of Clayton, Dustin & Kayla Watts of Clarkesville, Tyler Watts of Mt. Airy, Joey Cloer of Cleveland and Makenna Watts of Clarkesville; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Bella Watts, Abigail and Evelynn Garner and Griffin and Gracie Watts; siblings, Jack Watts (deceased) , Calvin Watts, Jimmy (BoBo) Watts (deceased), David Watts, Terry Watts, Jean Miller, Glenda Dyer, Ann Smith and Gail Coalley. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Pastor Teddy King officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Tiger. 

 The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the funeral home. 

 Proverbs 31:28-29, “Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: Many daughters have done well but you excelled them all.” 

 Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

 An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 

 McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

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