The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Hattie Edith <I>Phillips</I> Walters

Hattie Edith Phillips Walters

Winfield, Scott County, Tennessee, USA
Death 23 Aug 1994 (aged 73)
Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Tateville, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 67933082 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Hattie Edith Phillips was the daughter of Ingram Phillips and Pearlie Estil Bray. On February 7, 1938, Edith married James Roy Walters, after having met only twice. They went on to have three children, with their marriage lasting 47 years until Roy passed away. She never learned to drive. Her working life was spent as a restaurant cook; a talent which came naturally to her.

Later in life, she had several strokes, leaving her partially crippled on one side but that didn't stop her from running away from the first nursing home she resided in. Edith was much better satisfied in the second nursing home and, fortunately, did not try go on the lam again.

She loved strawberry shortcake pancakes, pinto beans, and potatoes. She always seemed to have a cup of coffee and a cigarette when you seen her.

On one occasion, she tried to bleach her hair, it went orange instead so she put green bows in her hair and said she was a carrot. She may have missed her calling as a comedian, as she was always coming up with funny comebacks and wisecracks.

Her last wish was to be transported back to Kentucky and buried beside my grandpa.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Edith as she liked to be called, was acutally born in 1921, however, her birth certificate was burned in a fire so Social Security gave her a birth year.





  • Created by: Gypsy Soul
  • Added: 5 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67933082
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hattie Edith Phillips Walters (4 Jun 1921–23 Aug 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67933082, citing Old Tateville Cemetery, Tateville, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Gypsy Soul (contributor 47478762) .