Ralph Lamar Walters

March 1, 1948 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 73)


Mr. Ralph Lamar Walters, age 73, of Hazlehurst died Thursday, October 21, 2021 at his residence.


Mr. Walters was born March 01, 1948 in Duval County. He was preceded in death by his father, Marcellus Colson Walters. He was the owner/operator of Barbara’s Blueberries. He was a  former Deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department, owner and operator of Walters Upholstery, formerly employed with ERO and Lassiter Implement John Deere. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and as the head on the maintenance and security teams, and as lead usher. He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.


Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara Walters of Hazlehurst; daughters & sons-in-law, Deborah Ann & Frank Pontone of St. Petersburg, FL and Nichole Michelle & Shawn Taillon of Beebe, AR; mother, Ruth Underwood Atwood, of Lakeland, FL; brothers & sister-in-law, Melvin James & Brenda Walters of Hazlehurst and Marcellus Colson Walters, Jr. of Texas; sister Janiece Campbell of Colorodo Springs, CO; and four grandchildren, Haleigh, Sara, Zane, & Andrew.


Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Deek Dubberly officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.


Interment will follow in Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.


The Walters family and Wainright Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow the social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons, Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, or the charity of the donor’s choice.


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October 25, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Southside Baptist Church

Funeral Service
October 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Southside Baptist Church

October 25, 2021

1:33 PM
Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

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