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Mary Atwater

Mary Weston Edwards Atwater CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Atwater, 93, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House - Southminster. She was born October 13, 1919, in Washington, NC, to the late Walter Franklin Edwards and Esther Jones Edwards. Mrs. Atwater was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Atwater, in 1996; nephew, Kenneth Lowell Cutler. Mary graduated from Washington High School before attending Miss Hardbargers Business School in Raleigh, NC. She was an active member of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church for many years and a past President of The Joy Outlook Class. Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and sister, and a devoted friend to many. Mrs. Atwater is survived by her son, Robert Weston Atwater, of Asheville, NC; two sisters, Esther E. Jarvis, of Advance, NC, and Doris E. Yantis, of Coppell, TX; one nephew, Howard F. Yantis, of Carrollton, TX, and one niece, Pat Gunder, of Coppell, TX. She is also survived by two great nieces, three great nephews, and five great-great nieces. A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Hankins & Whittington, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, 501 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com


Published in Charlotte Observer from July 31 to Aug. 3, 2013
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