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James Leland Waters, 76, of Newberry, died peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2020, with his family by his side.

He was born January 18, 1944 in Newberry to the late John Bennie and Lillie Hawkins Waters. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Waters retired from GoldKist (Southern States), Coleman Oil and farmed all of his life. He had a passion for flowers and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mickey Barnette Waters; sons, Bobby (Leanne) Waters and Brad (Melodie) Waters; grandchildren, Loren W. (Will) Cook, Brett Waters, Allie Waters, Lillie Waters and Mollie Waters; a great-granddaughter, Raine Cook; sisters, Betty W. (Billy) Schumpert, Frances W. Gresham (Tommy) Connelly; a brother, Earl (Betty Lou) Waters; sisters-in-law, Dale Barnette and Tina (David) Hatch and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy W. Hawkins and Bennie Lou W. Shealy, a brother, Frank Waters and two infant sons, Leland Barnette Waters and Michael Waters.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. Family and friends may stop by McSwain-Evans Funeral Home between the hours of 10:30 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday to sign the guest register and view Mr. Waters. in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, church or the charity of one's choice. Those attending the service are reminded of the COVID 19 social distancing requirements and those attending are also invited to bring umbrellas for personal shade.

Active pallbearers will be Tee Bartley, Mac Bartley, Jerry Cohen, Brett Waters, Will Cook and Gary Kraynock.

 

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#44 Susie Epting 2020-07-25 19:08
Mickey and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
 
 
#43 Ronnie Wicker 2020-07-23 10:13
Sorry to hear about your fathers passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
 
 
#42 Lisa Sligh Felder 2020-07-22 23:19
Mickey, I was so shocked when I saw that James had passed. I last saw James and Earl at Aunt Audrey's funeral. They were sitting behind me and we had such a nice chat. You know they were first cousins with my Daddy. James, another good man gone too soon. I know the days ahead will be hard, but hopefully all your wonderful memories will help you get through them along with your supportive family. Sending my love and prayers to you!! Lisa Sligh Felder
 
 
#41 Willie Morris 2020-07-22 21:07
Mickey and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers! God bless you during this most difficult time. Love and Peace, Willie and Andy
 
 
#40 Vicki Ruff 2020-07-22 19:55
Mickey, Raymond and I are so sorry for your loss! Our sympathy to you and your family. Raymond and Vicki Ruff
 
 
#39 Jesse and Janice 2020-07-22 13:55
Mickey and family, we are are sorry to hear of James passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time if need.
Jesse and Janice Lathrop
 
 
#38 AnnaMarie Nicosia 2020-07-22 13:35
My deepest sympathy in your loss.

AnnaMarie Nicosia
 
 
#37 Julia Roberts 2020-07-22 12:17
Mickey , we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your James! Praying for you and all your precious family! Sorry we can’t be there for you now, but we will definitely visit later!
Wayne and Julia
 
 
#36 Brice &Alice Boozer 2020-07-22 10:05
Mickey and family. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May God bless you and give you peace in the days ahead
 
 
#35 Pamela R. Martin 2020-07-22 07:31
Our deepest condolences to the family In our thoughts and prayers
 
 
#34 Judy Bailey 2020-07-22 06:59
I am very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Judy Bailey
 
 
#33 Jenny Braswell 2020-07-21 22:15
Dear Mickey,Bobby, Brad,and Families, we are so sorry for your loss of Mr. James. All of you were blessed to have him in your lives, as he, also, was blessed to have all of you in his life. It was a blessing that he got to know and enjoy all of his grandchildren, including a great granddaughter. I know they will never forget their granddaddy, and the special memories he made with them. May all those memories bring you many smiles in the years to come. Jenny & Jimmy Braswell
 
 
#32 Dolly Blount 2020-07-21 19:04
Mickey, I wrote father. I am so sorry about your husband. You have always been a good friend. I pray God will hold all of you in his arms for comfort. Love , Dolly
 
 
#31 Heber/Margaret Long 2020-07-21 17:39
Please know that you all in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#30 Billy & Edith Morris 2020-07-21 17:21
Mickey & family
Our deepest sympathy in your loss. May all your memories carry you through the grief
Edith Morris
 
 
#29 Carolyn Partridge 2020-07-21 17:10
My dear, sweet Mickey, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I just learned of this...we are out of town and will not be able to attend the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Carolyn
 
 
#28 Paula Kiser 2020-07-21 16:19
Mickey and Family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
 
 
#27 Alice/John Longshore 2020-07-21 13:59
Bobby & family, Sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love Alice & John
 
 
#26 Anna Bedenbaugh 2020-07-21 09:42
Mickey and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.God Bless!
 
 
#25 Pam Bush 2020-07-21 07:40
Mickey and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you.
 
 
#24 Wes & Helen Griffin 2020-07-21 06:35
We are praying for your peace and comfort in the face of your loss. May James now walk with God until you see him again. God bless.
 
 
#23 Peggy Bowers 2020-07-21 05:47
Bobby and Family,
Our deepest love and sympathu to you in the loss of your father. Our prayers will remain with you in the coming days,
Sincerely, Monte & Peggy Bowers
 
 
#22 Sandra Long 2020-07-20 19:55
Mickey I am so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers go to you and your family. James will be missed.
 
 
#21 Dolly Blount 2020-07-20 18:51
Mickey and family, We are so sorry to hear about your father. You have our love and sympathy. LOve Wayne and Dolly
 
 
#20 Counts/Sutton Family 2020-07-20 18:46
Mickey, Children, and the Waters Family---Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your wonderful memories help sustain you in the coming days. Jean Counts & Jeffrey Sutton
 
 
#19 The Bundrick Family 2020-07-20 18:44
Mickey, Children and all the Waters Family ---We send our prayers and sympathy to your family. The loss of our loved one is never easy. May God Bless all. Alberta Dominick with Judy and Mary & Tip Whitman with Cathy and Lory
 
 
#18 Jane Woodward 2020-07-20 18:23
Mickey and family, So sorry to read about James passing. Prayers with you all at this difficult time.
 
 
#17 Shelby Fulmer 2020-07-20 18:04
Mickey and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
 
#16 Lynn C. & Rick Dowd 2020-07-20 17:08
Mickey and family, we are so sorry to hear of James passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#15 Linda Lake May 2020-07-20 17:01
So sorry to hear of James passing. Praying for all the family.
 
 
#14 George W Dawkins Jr 2020-07-20 16:43
Mickey, my condolences to you and your family during this time of grief.
 
 
#13 Wendy Riley 2020-07-20 16:18
Deepest sympathy to the Waters family. Praying for God to comfort you in the days to come.

Wendy & Michael Riley
 
 
#12 Lana Bannister 2020-07-20 16:06
Mickey and all of the family, We are so saddened to hear of your loss. May the promises of God through Jesus Christ give you all hope and peace through this sad time. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Lana and Wayne
 
 
#11 Michelle Koon 2020-07-20 15:36
It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.
 
 
#10 Lynn Wessinger 2020-07-20 15:31
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayer for you is for peace and comfort in the days to come as you move forward without him. Love and prayers to you all.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
 
 
#9 Andrea Hawkins 2020-07-20 15:01
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you
 
 
#8 Shelley Remion 2020-07-20 13:24
Brad,Melodie & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May our loving God wrap his arms around you and give you peace during this sad time. You are & will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Shelley
 
 
#7 Shelley Remion 2020-07-20 13:22
Brad,Melodie & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May our loving God wrap you his arms around you and give strength and peace during this sad time. You are & will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Shelley
 
 
#6 Debra S. Taylor 2020-07-20 12:41
Mickey & Family, Please accept my condolences during this time of grief. May our Lord console you and give you peace. Sincerely, Debra Taylor
 
 
#5 Carol Sanders 2020-07-20 12:06
I am so sorry to hear about Papa James passing away. I know you are all heartbroken.My deepest love and sympathy to all of you. I pray for peace and comfort for you all especially the children. I love you.
 
 
#4 Sandra Dickert 2020-07-20 12:01
Mickey, we are so sorry to hear about James. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Danny, Sandra, and Cannon
 
 
#3 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2020-07-20 11:58
Mickey and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God bless.
 
 
#2 Nancy & Tim Owen 2020-07-20 11:49
Dearest Mickey and family, we are so sorry to read of James passing. May our Lord give all of you strength to endure the days ahead knowing that sweet and gentle man is resting in peace with our Heavenly Father. God bless you all with His peace that passes all our understanding. Our love, Nancy & Tim Owen
 
 
#1 Karen Summer 2020-07-20 11:24
I am so sorry to hear of James's passing. My heart is with you at this time.