STATESVILLE Janice Dean Hyder Waters, 76, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Maple Leaf Health Care. Janice was born Nov. 28, 1942, in Asheville, to Neil Hyder and Catherine Woody Hyder. She attended Asheville City schools and Mitchell Community College. She spent her entire working life in the service of others in medical care in several North Carolina towns as a doctor's assistant, dental assistant, a CNA, a medical secretary and in private health care. Janice married her childhood sweetheart, Dewey D. Waters Dec. 17, 1960, they shared 58-1/2 loving married years together. Janice was preceded in death by her mother, father and grandparents. Janice is survived by her husband of 58-1/2 years, Dewey Waters, of Statesville; children, Catherine "Cathy" McCracken (Jeff) of Clyde, Karen Waters (Mike Roten) of Stony Point and Dewey "Doug" Waters Jr. of Statesville; brother, Jack Hyder (Diane) of Asheville; granddaughter near and dear to her heart, Logan Holt; by her fur babies, Muffy and Joey, whom she loved dearly and many nieces and nephews. The family of Mrs. Waters will receive friends at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., with funeral services at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Mike Kilpatrick officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of The Gardens as well as the staff of Maple Leaf Health Care for their continued care of Mrs. Waters. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mrs. Waters name be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or The ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral home is serving the family of Janice Waters.

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