Mrs. Gloria Powers Gladden


Mrs. Gloria Powers Gladden, 90, wife of the late Robert A. Gladden and a resident of Birdsnest, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at her residence. A native of Quinby, she was the daughter of the late Rooker W. Powers and the late Louise Carruthers Powers. She was a retired bookkeeper, former owner of Gladden Tire Service, and member of Belle Haven United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two children, Alan Gladden and his wife, Kathee, of Marionville; and Miriam Gladden Sturgis and her husband, Lennie, of Birdsnest; sister, Frances Roberts, of Quinby; two sisters-in-law, Rosebel Gladden Pruitt and her husband, Thomas, of Melfa, and Alice Brady and her husband, Rudy, of Birdsnest; six grandchildren, Quinten Gladden and his wife, Serena, of Quinby, Duane Gladden and his wife, Bridget, of Marionville, Amy Sturgis, of Birdsnest, Martha Sturgis, of Onley, Keri Ganz and her husband, Scott, of Sterling, Va., and Eric Stewart and his wife, Michelle, of Marionville; and 10 great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Dustin, Hannah, Hailey, Jocelynn, Caroline, Peyton, Jake, Gerry and Mason.

A graveside service was conducted Feb. 24, 2019, at Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Oh and the Rev. Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Memorials may be made to Belle Haven United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Belle Haven, VA 23306, ARC-Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 626, Exmore, VA 23350, or Northampton Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 833, Nassawadox, VA 23413.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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