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Zenobia Ruth McWaters

August 25, 1926October 5, 2017

Zenobia Jo McWaters, 91, of Paris, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Heritage House of Paris. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. McWaters, the daughter of W. D. and Pauline Neal Ruth, was born Aug. 25, 1926, in the Forest Chapel Community of Lamar County. On April 20, 1943, she married Gene W. McWaters, Sr., building fifty-two years of family and memories before his death on April 17, 1996. Her career in teaching spanned thirty years before her retirement with the last years of her career being at West Lamar. Following retirement she worked a number of years at Gene the Jeweler’s. Mrs. McWaters was a member of Oak Park United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Gene McWaters, Jr. & wife Cindy of Paris, a daughter, JoAnn Spradling & husband Elvis of Sumner, grandchildren; LaDeanea McWaters, James Spradling & wife Karen, Gena Spradling, Mark Spradling & wife Kathie, Kristie Atwood & husband Darrell and Tricia Cain & husband Jim, great grandchildren; Morgan Spradling, Kaitlynn Spradling, Mallory Spradling, Chaynee Atwood, and Garrett Cain, three sisters; Sally Smith, Shirley Adams and Paula Cantrell all of Paris along with a number of nieces & nephews and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Oak Park United Methodist Church, 2515 Bonham St., Paris, TX 75460.

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Shirley Bridges

October 12, 2017

Aunt Pauline and Uncle Delroy's family.
May the Lord be by your side during your sadness but her joyous time. Our prayers and blessed thoughts go out to you all.
Joe and Shirley Dicken Bridges (Elmer Dicken's granddaughter)

Linda Erwin

October 6, 2017

Mrs. McWaters was one of my first co-workers, at West Lamar, as I began my teaching career. She was a very dedicated lady and learning to read was a top priority for her students. She worked hard to provide what her students needed! May God bless her family!

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