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Claude Waters

August 9, 1917 — May 24, 2011

Claude Waters, 93, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in a local healthcare facility. She resided with her daughter and special grandson, Jamie Swanson, whom she loved very much. She was the oldest member of Mt. View Baptist Church. She retired from Cabin Crafts with 18 years of service and Benton Manufacturing with 20 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Deep Waters and Virgie Hilliard Waters; and sisters, Nannie Kate Franklin and husband, Jake, Bessie Green and husband, Willie, her identical twin, Maude Watson and husband, Earl, Johnnie Poteet and husband, Clinton and Juanita Barker and husband, Luther. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth "Gency" Swanson of Benton; grandson, Jamie Swanson, who was the joy of her life, of Benton; and several nieces and nephews including one special niece, Jo Ann Combs. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011 at Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverend Charlie Bain and the Reverend Pete Morgan officiating. Interment will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Benton Memorial Gardens with nephews serving as pallbearers. Jamie Swanson will serve as an honorary pallbearer. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home prior to the service. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Waters family guest book at
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Starts at 7:00 am (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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