Sylvia Gaynell Ward Walters, beloved wife of Edward L Walters, passed away Sept. 6, 2013, in Graceville. Born Sept. 18, 1933, she was the devoted wife of Ed for 62 years, and mother of Roger, James and Vanessa. She was a woman of great love and humor. She had a quick laugh and never met a stranger. She and Ed's journey together was one of adventure. Everyone around them knew that their relationship was an epic love story. Granny and Paw-Paw hosted 14 of their 23 "Great-Grands" at their farm in Graceville this summer.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Elizabeth Ward; a sister, Ann Lee; four brothers, Floyd, Billie Joe, J. B. and L. Z., and one great-granddaughter, Julia Grace Childress.
Sylvia is survived by her children and their spouses, Roger and Susan Walters, James and Marla Walters, and Vanessa and James McCroan; Granny is survived by 10 "Grands", Jenny Childress, Jodie Sekeres, Jamey Walters and Matt Hatcher, Charissa Wilson and Elizabeth Powell, Michelle Collier, Michael McCroan, Greg McCroan and Donna McCroan; Sylvia's surviving siblings are, Florene White of Vernon, and Joyce Kirkland of Chipley.
The visitation hours were from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at the James and Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville. The funeral was held at 3 p.m., with Bro. Landon Saunders and Dr. James Walters officiating, burial followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital in her memory.