Margaret Ethel Lucas Walters, 95, formerly of Pembroke, Virginia departed this life Sunday morning, April 13, 2008 at her Sharon Towers residence in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Walters was born July 22, 1912 in Giles County, Virginia a daughter of J. Stewart and Florence Williams Lucas. She lived most of her life in Pembroke, Virginia and moved to Charlotte in recent years to be near her daughter.
She is survived by a daughter, Anita W. Pendergraph and son-in-law B. Gale Pendergraph of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren : Kim Pendergraph of Atlanta, GA, Belinda T. Haagsma of Ashburn, VA, Nicole P. McLean of Columbia, SC, and Brian R. Thacker of Spring Hill, TN and their families. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Walters is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Newton L. Walters; her daughter Carol Lee Walters Thacker; a sister, Helen Auvil; a brother, Minor Lucas; an infant brother , Charles Cephas Lucas; a niece, Shirley L. Hall and nephews Danny Ray Lucas, and David V. Auvil.
She was an active and dedicated member of Pembroke Christian Church and was on of the first two women elders elected in her church. She was an associate member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. She was member of the George Pearis Chapter of the DAR, the Giles County Historical Society, Pembroke Womenís Club and several church organizations. Mrs. Walters attended Radford College in the 1930ís and completed a two-year program with a Normal Professional Teaching Certificate in elementary education. She had a life-long love for history and in the 1990ís helped to write the history of Giles County and wrote the Pembroke Christian Churchís 100th Anniversary History booklet. Mrs Walters devoted most of her life to being a homemaker. Earlier she taught school in Giles County and worked briefly for Celanese in Narrows, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at 2:00 PM in The Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke, VA with The Rev. Doctor George Mullins and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contribution may be made to Pembroke Christian Church, P.O. Box 35, Pembroke, VA 24136 or to the Residentís Assistance fund at Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Sharon Towers especially in Health Care 2nd floor for their care and kindness. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com