FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA
Gladynell Watkins Elliott, age 85 of Forest City died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center-Cleveland in Shelby. She was born November 15, 1932 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Charles Watkins and Nell Westbrook Watkins. Gladynell graduated from Cool Springs High School in the Class of 1950 and went on to further her education at Greensboro College where she graduated in 1954. She was homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Her husband, William Richard Elliott, Sr. preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, William Richard Elliott, Jr. and wife Linda of Alpharetta, GA, Mark Elliott and wife Donna of Forest City, daughters, Kay Elliott Hollifield and husband Bill of Rutherfordton, Rebecca Elliott of the home, a brother, Terry Watkins and wife Jackie of Forest City and a sister, Joyce Watkins Waters and husband Joe of Forest City. There are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Saturday at the Bethany Baptist Church with Reverend Chris Fox officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the church Family Life Center from 2 until 3pm Saturday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, 760 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time of bereavement. My the Lord comfort you and give you peace.
Submitted by Cathy Fletcher Cruz on Jan 14 2018 07:07:28 PM
Becky and family all my love and prayers
Submitted by Darlene Gowan on Jan 12 2018 08:33:41 PM
Gladynell and Becky have always been favorites of mine at the Rutherford County Library. Glady will be missed. My condolences to the entire family.
Submitted by Libby Queen on Jan 12 2018 06:56:39 PM
Our condolence to the Elliott Family. We pray and believe with all our heart that Glady is in the presence of God this day and has been reunited with her beloved family who have gone before. May God surround you with love as you mourn and keep you close in the days to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Matt and Dee Dee Bright Family
Submitted by Matt and Dee Dee Bright on Jan 12 2018 03:03:47 PM
Rick, I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Julie
Submitted by Julie Imming on Jan 12 2018 11:37:35 AM
I love you my friend . You are, and will continue to be, in my prayers. Stay strong! ❤️
Submitted by Debbie Higginbotham on Jan 12 2018 10:53:21 AM
Rick. All of the team at US Patriot are sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Paul
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