Mary (Waters) Tuten

Born: Tue., Jan. 31, 1928
Died: Mon., Mar. 19, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Mary Berniece Waters Tuten, age 90, of Blackshear, died Monday afternoon (3/19/18) at her residence following an extended illness.

Born January 31, 1928 in Blackshear, she was a daughter of the late Fitzhugh Lee and Anna Pearl Bennett Waters.  She was a lifelong resident of Pierce County where she had been a longtime housewife and mother, but was employed by the Pierce County Board of Education as a school bus driver, retiring at age 79 following 21 years of employment.  She was also a longtime representative for Avon and was a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Paul L. Tuten; her sister, Thelma Driggers; and her brother, Edgar Waters.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Diane Cash (husband Randy) of Blackshear and Tammy Magrath (husband Mike) of Maumelle, Arkansas; a son, Tony Tuten of Blackshear; 7 grandchildren, Staci Cash of Blackshear, Michelle Fields (spouse Casey) of San Diego, CA, Rebekah Peirce (husband Matt) of Lincolnton, NC, Eric Magrath (wife Catherine) of Maumelle, Arkansas, LeeAnna Graham (husband Shane) of Sherwood, Arkansas, Cody Magrath of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Chad Tuten (wife Crystal) of Blackshear; 9 great grandchildren, Nicholas Bennett of Ft. Benning, GA , Abby and Colton Peirce, both of Lincolnton, NC, and Gabe Castro, AnnaLeigh Castro, Alexis Tuten, Alison Tuten, Landon Tuten, and Jace Tuten, all of Blackshear; 2 sisters-in-law, Lucille Dowling Parham of Blackshear and Louise Kilpatrick of Asheville, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday (3/24/18) at 3 PM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Although there are no words that can take away the pain of losing your loved one, please remember that you are not alone. Psalms 46:1 says that God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress. He will help you through this difficult time (Isaiah 41:10) and one day He will do away with the enemy death and we will then see our loved ones again in paradise. (1 Corinthians 15:6; John 3:16). May this promise and God's love comfort you and bring you peace. (Philippians 4:7; Acts 17:31; John 11:25; Revelation 21:3,4; Matthew 6:9,10). My heartfelt and deepest condolences to the family.
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