Marjorie Hughes Walters

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Marjorie Hughes Walters died peacefully on February 16, 2017. She was 95. Known as "Marge" by her friends, she is survived by her three children, Dr. Joe David Walters (Sheila), of Satsuma, Marda Walters Sydnor (Allen), of Birmingham, and Jon Timothy Walters (Sherry), of Chattanooga; her grandchildren, Michael David Walters (Emily), Christopher Allen Walters (Brittany), Joshua Lynn Walters, James Allen Sydnor III, John Benton Hughes Sydnor, Hannah Elizabeth Walters and Kemp Kristofor Walters; three great-grandchildren, and her beloved sister, Dorothy Hughes Hudspeth, of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma Smith Hughes and Jesse Benton Hughes. Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, she grew up in Pensacola, Florida where she graduated from Pensacola High School. She is a graduate of Florida State College for Women, now known as Florida State University. An active and devoted mother, she participated in many activities of her children from being a den leader for Cub Scouts to teaching Sunday School. She was a member of a number of study and culture clubs in Jacksonville-AL. where she lived until about 14 years ago. She is a former President of the Jacksonville State University Faculty Wives and was an active member and leader at the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville. Once her children were in high school, she worked in the Admissions Office at Jacksonville State University. After moving to Birmingham, she served on the resident's board and became president of the resident's board at Mt. Royal Retirement Community. She spent the last eight months of her life as a resident of St. Martin's in the Pines Retirement Community in Birmingham. A lifelong learner and lover of music and literature, she took her children to the public library weekly and to every symphony and theatre performance she could find. She was an avid reader, loved poetry, zealously completed the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle, needlepointed beautifully, and was an engaging conversationalist because she studied the news and would do internet research and then print or forward articles to persuade others to the wisdom of her point of view. She believed in the power of one, voting in every local and national election including this fall when she voted absentee in the presidential election. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff at St. Martin's for the loving care she received in the final months of her life. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. The family will receive visitors at the church parlor at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Jacksonville Public Library, 200 Pelham Road South, Jacksonville, AL 36265, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, 200 East Clinton Street, Jacksonville, AL 36265, or a . Online condolences to the family at K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 18, 2017
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