Dr. James Nolan Etters died peacefully in his sleep at home on Feb. 1, 2013.
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He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty G. Etters; and a sister, Sybil J. Etters of Charlotte.
Dr. Etters was born on July 2, 1938, in Chester to the late Clarence Etters and Hazel Arny Etters. He graduated from Chester High School and earned his undergraduate and graduate degree from Clemson University in textile chemistry. Dr. Etters worked in Danville, Va. for 23 years as a senior research chemist for the Dan River Corporation and later received his Ph.D. from the University of N.C. in Greensboro. He had been a professor at LSU prior to coming to the University of Georgia, where he taught and directed numerous graduate students for 17 years. In 1994, Dr. Etters received the Olney Award from the American Textile Chemist and Colorists Association. This is the highest award that one can receive in this professional organization. Dr. Etters had more than 150 papers published in various professional journals.
As a journalist, his passion was to write an article for the past two years for his hometown newspaper called "Chester Memories." He also loved riding motorcycles throughout his life and at the age of 62 he purchased his last Harley-Davidson motorcycle and loved to travel all over the world with his lovely wife Betty. He also enjoyed golfing and working in his vegetable garden.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester.
Online condolences may be made at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The News & Reporter on Feb. 6, 2013