Lucy A. Walters (NORTH AUGUSTA, S. C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S. C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Lucy Alston Walters, 86, of West Jackson Avenue, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest October 21, 2011, surrounded by her family and loved ones, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o'clock from Grace United Methodist Church. Rev. James D. Dennis, Jr. and Rev. Ryan Spurrier officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Park. Mrs. Walters was born in Oxford, North Carolina to the late William Wiggins and Lucie Patton Alston having made North Augusta her home for the past 50 years. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College and went to work in the Chemistry Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she met the love of her life, Raymond L.Walters. They were married two years later and enjoyed traveling as Ray played professional baseball. Their life was blessed with three children and Lucy's greatest joy was in raising her family with her loving husband, Ray and being a grandmother and great-grandmother. The ever smiling and eternal optimist, she always looked for the good in everyone and never met a stranger. Her warmth and compassion for her fellowman was always visible in everything she did and she treated everyone as an equal. The ultimate southern lady, she played golf with the West Lake Women's Golf Association and loved playing bridge with her friends. Lucy will be missed by all, but we are better people for having had her in our lives. Mrs. Walters was loved her church, Grace United Methodist Church and her church family. She served as President of the Women's Board and was a member of the Board of Trustees and the Building Committee. She and Ray have been lifetime members of the Stillwell Bible Class. She served on the University Hospital Volunteer Board and was an active member in the Women's Republican Party. She served North Augusta well as "First Lady", while her husband was mayor of North Augusta, 1971-1975, and always treasured the friendships that she and Ray made during his years in office as both Councilman and Mayor. Lucy was preceded in death by her son, William Bruce Walters. Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Walters, Sr.; a son, Raymond L. Walters, Jr., (Claire), Augusta; a daughter, Carla W. Ellis (Larry), North Augusta; 7 grandchildren, Brannon Walters (Stephanie), Dr. Richard Walters (Elizabeth) all of Wilmington, NC, Katherine Walters, Augusta, Elizabeth Sparrow (Lucas), Atlanta, Steven Ellis (Abby), North Augusta, Bruce Ellis (Melanie), Washougal, WA, and Crissy Waters (Buff), North Augusta; 10 great-grandchildren that all love and adore her. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Stillwell Bible Class. Active Pallbearers will be William Brannon Walters, Richard Sheridan Walters, Howard Lucas Sparrow, Jr., Steven Wilson Ellis, Raymond Bruce Ellis and Charles Buffington Walters. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3 until 5. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Michael Hargrove Scholarship Fund or to the Face of Grace Campaign, 639 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors. com