Pauline di Santi Waters

September 7, 1926 - May 1, 2009
Pauline di Santi Waters

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Pauline ìPollyî Lanning di Santi Waters, 82, of Hendersonville, NC, died Friday morning, May 1, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock after a short period of declining health.

Polly was born in Hendersonville, NC, to Samuel Newton Lanning and Maggie Drake Lanning. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Alexander A. di Santi, and her second husband, Williford ìMuddyî Waters.

She lived most of her life in Hendersonville, enjoying her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended Mud Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Good News Sunday School Class. She worked most of her life as a waitress and then a homemaker.

She is survived by her sister, Mildred Lanning Skidds (Everett) of Hendersonville; children, Anthony Samuel di Santi (Debbie) of Blowing Rock; Beckie di Santi Cagle (Charlie) of Hendersonville; Cathie di Santi Best Rineair (Stephen) of Cincinnati, OH; Christine Waters Ballard (Jeffrey) of Tuxedo; and Kimberly Waters McKibben (Jeffery) of Fletcher; grandchildren, Nikki Best Roll (Stephen), Chad Cagle (Jennifer), Heidi Cagle Knowles (Wesley), Danielle Best Kerans (Shawn), Erin di Santi and Keira McKibben; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her faithful dog, Maggie.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The Reverend Greg Mathis will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church and, at other times, will be at the home of Charlie and Beckie Cagle. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.


Sunday, May 3, 2009
12:00 AM

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403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • May 01, 2009
    Willie Tackett says:
    Your family has my deepest thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  • May 02, 2009
    Brooks Shepherd says:
    We were so sorry to hear the sad news about your wonderful mom. I remember many nights at her house as we grew up in Hendersonville and used to borrow her car to go on outings, especially the Jackie Wilson concert in Greenville, SC. That must have been about 1963 or 1964?? May God look upon her with favor and grant each of you comfort in these difficult times. Our love is with you. Brooks & Susan Shepherd Charlotte, NC

  • May 02, 2009
    Dianne Wolfe says:
    Christie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

  • May 02, 2009
    Kim Lanning says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your moms death.My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Kim lanning

  • May 02, 2009
    Kenny Boone says:
    Beckie&Charlie, I'am so sorry for your family's loss.You guys are and always will be in my prayers.