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Sylvia L. Waters

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HENDERSONVILLE - Sylvia Lee Waters, 94, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Sunnybrook Assisted Living.
She was born June 28, 1918, in Miami, Fla., to the late Thomas and Lula Loflin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William O. Waters, Jr. in 1991, and by two brothers, John and Thomas Loflin.
Mrs. Waters grew up in Hendersonville and graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1936. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church and a faithful member of the Hope Sunday School class which she loved. She worked for J.P. Stevens and later as a nurse's aide. She was active in various organizations through the years including the Tuxedo Store PTA, Order of the Eastern Star, and Pilot Club.
Mrs. Waters is survived by two daughters, Pamela Westfall and husband, Steve, of Anderson, S.C., Sylvia Dobbins and husband, Jim, of Pfafftown; grandchildren, David Westfall and wife, Mimi, of Lantana Beach, Fla., Beth Westfall, of Alpharetta, Ga., Jeff Westfall and wife, Missy, of Columbia, S.C., Christi Hall and husband, Dale, of Pfafftown, and William Crocker and wife, Lynae, of Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Emma and Lily Pate, Jasper and Mira Westfall, Jackson Clark, Noah Hall, and Kate Crocker; a beloved sister, Lula Mae Briggs, of Hendersonville, and several nieces and nephews.
She was a dedicated Christian and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Sylvia's caring spirit extended to all around her. She lived her life as an example for us all and will forever remain the "heart of the family".
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Shuler Funeral Home with the Revs. Wally Shamburger and Steve Briggs officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, 312 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013
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