06/08/05 — W. HUDSON WATERS

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Mr. Warren Hudson Waters graduated from this life to his eternal life in heaven on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, after a lengthy illness with his family and loved ones by his side.

He was very dedicated to his family and friends and loved by all his grandchildren and great grandchildren who called him "PaPa".

Mr. Waters was the son of Jerry F. Waters and Mollie Westbrook Waters. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and was a retired farmer in the Rosewood Community. Mr. Waters served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and received several medals while serving. He was a very loving husband, father, granddaddy and great-grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rose Hicks and Rev. Thomas McLendon officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jessie Jones Waters; his daughter, Diane Waters Merritt and her husband, Howard, of Goldsboro; his son, Jerry "Buddy" Waters of Goldsboro; his grandchildren, Jennifer Weeks and husband, Frankie, Renae Blackman and husband, Robert, Howard Merritt Jr. and wife, Michelle, Chris Merritt and wife, Amanda, and Jeff Waters and wife, Doran; and his great-grandchildren, Ivy Weeks, Anna Weeks, Kayley Merritt, Brianna Waters, Logan Merritt and Jordan Blackman. He is also survived by his sister, Etta Mae Wilkins of Goldsboro; his brother, Edward Earl Waters and wife, Marie of Goldsboro, and his aunt, Toy Waters and husband, Mosely Waters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Patricia Waters.

Memorial donations can be made to the Veterans Administration Hospital of Durham, North Carolina or to Home, Health and Hospice of Goldsboro, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534; or to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 3859 U.S. Hwy. 70 West, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, and other times at his residence.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on June 8, 2005 1:51 PM