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Glenda Deweese Walters

Glenda Deweese Walters, 62, of Pikeville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2011. She attended Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church.

During her 25 years of nursing, she was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Nursing and met former President Bill Clinton. She was also awarded the Tennessee Nurse of the Year and named in the Who’s Who of Medical Community of America.

Walters was preceded in death by her parents Glen and Norma Deweese.

Survivors include husband Derrell Walters of Pikeville; Glenice (Michael) McKenzie of Atoka; son Anthony Walters of Pikeville; stepsons Derrell Walters, Jr. and Stan Walters; two grandchildren Nicholas and Christian McKenzie; seven step-grandchildren; sister Pat (Wayne) Sullivan of Sparta; two brothers Leon (Judy) Deweese of Pikeville and John (Minnie) Deweese of Pikeville; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held July 3 at Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Blankenship Cemetery.

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Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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