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Obituary for Martha Ann Wallace Waters

Martha Ann Wallace Waters, 88, of Hamlet, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 2, 1935, in Chesterfield County, SC, daughter of the late Frank McKinley Wallace, Sr. and Eliza Lee Wallace.

Martha was a member of Springhill Wesleyan Church, Hamlet. She was a strong-willed, kind lady, a wonderful mother and “Memaw”, and would do anything for anyone in need. She was pleasant and never said a harsh word to anyone. Martha enjoyed crossword puzzles and completing puzzles. She also enjoyed going to yard sales. She loved her cats and her favorite times were with family during gatherings. She loved her family and will be dearly missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Waters, Sr.; sons, Larry Lovin, Billy Lovin, and Weldon "Sugar Bear" Waters, Jr.; grandson, Brad Lovin; brothers, Frank McKinley Wallace, Jr. and Charles Henry Wallace; and sister, Mary Lee Todd.

Martha is survived by her children, Judy Lynn (Phil) and Scott Waters (Laurie), all of Hamlet; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Lovin of Hamlet; grandchildren, Jason Lynn (Crystal), Michael Lynn (Sammi), Bryan Lovin (Erica), Kaylin Wiggins (Aaron), Emily Rowell (Dakota), and Leah Waters; fourteen great-grandchildren and one on the way.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Elaine Huckabee, Melinda “Moe” McLendon, Gayle Tunstall, and Judy Smith.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 6:00-8:00pm at Harrington Funeral Home, Hamlet.

The funeral service will be Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 3:00pm at Springhill Wesleyan Church, Hamlet, with Rev. Johnny Stogner and Rev. Ken Goins officiating. Burial will follow at Marks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Marks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Church Treasurer, 150 2 Sisters Lane, Rockingham, NC 28379; Springhill Wesleyan Church, 289 Springhill Church Road, Hamlet, NC 28345; Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N. US Highway 1, Rockingham, NC 28379; or Richmond County Rescue Squad, PO Box 114, Rockingham, NC 28380.