WATERS, Ethel Iris Gleaves - Carter died March 1, 1997

SAYRE, Okla. - Ethel Waters, 85, died Saturday, March 1, 1997. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rose Chapel Funeral Service with Albert Warnken officiating. Burial will be in Sayre-Doxey Cemetery.

Mrs. Waters was born in the Grimes community and attended school there. She married H.M. Carter in 1927 at Wheeler, Texas. They remained in the Grimes area until moving to Sayre in 1960. Mr. Carter died in 1977.

She married Hobart Waters in 1981 at Sayre and lived in Sayre until Mr. Waters died. She also was preceded in death by three sons, Herman Carter, Tom Carter and Kenneth Carter.

Mrs. Waters was a member of Sayre First Baptist Church. She moved to Hereford, Texas, in 1987.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Carter of Hereford and Bill Carter of Wildorado, Texas; a stepson, L.A. Waters; a sister, May Orr of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Glenn Gleaves of Sayre and Duane Gleaves of Amarillo; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.


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