Grace McCoy Walther, 77, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born and grew up in Vidalia, Georgia. She moved to Gainesville, FL where she met and married the love of her life, Norman "Plug" Walther. They moved to Santa Rosa County where Grace was a resident of over 60 years. Grace loved her husband, her family, and her church family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Fleta McCoy; and daughter, Martha Walther Levins; and granddaughter, Alisa Walther.
Mrs. Walther is survived by her loving husband, Norman "Plug" Walther of 60 years; three daughters, Marie (Wayne) Goddard, Jane (David) Chavers, and Jean Kirkland; one son, Jack (Eddnie) Walther, and one son-in-law, Ed Levins; nine grandchildren, Tim, Michele, Jennifer, Chris, Marcia, Stacey, Jonathan, C.J., and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, Annie, Mickey, Morgan, and Caden; and a very close friend, Lillian Ward.
Funeral services for Mrs. Walther will be 1:00, Monday, January 5, 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Bruce Richards, Hurbert Smith, and Ann Walther Sprague officiating. Burial will follow in Coldwater Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon till time of service.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Walther's grandsons, Tim, Chris, Jonathan, C.J. and Joshua, and Keith and Clark Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Walther's close friend Lillian Ward and granddaughters Michele, Jennifer, Marcia and Stacey, and Billy and Dewayne Walther.
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