James Donald Gladden

James Donald Gladden

Birth
Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 11 Sep 2007 (aged 74)
Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Bessemer City, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 21516820 · View Source
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Don was a charter member of the Gaston Lincoln Genealogical Society and through the years served terms as its president and editor of its publication "Footprints in Time". The dedication, knowledge and kindness of this southern gentleman will be sorely missed by all, but expecially those of us in the genealogical world.

SOURCE: "The Gaston Gazette:

"September 12, 2007 - 2:29PM

JAMES "DONALD" GLADDEN

GASTONIA — James "Donald" Gladden, 74, of Gastonia, passed away Sept. 11, 2007, at his residence.
He was born June 17, 1933, in Kings Mountain, son of the late Furman and Edna Paysour Gladden.

FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Friday, Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, Gastonia

INTERMENT: Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery, Bessemer City

VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home
Mr. Gladden was a member of Lutheran Chapel Evangelical Church of Gastonia. He graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1951 and attended Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C. He was a US Navy Veteran, having served in the Korean War. Donald retired from Hoechst-Celanese, Charlotte in 1989 and worked for Lithium Corporation of America, Bessemer City, N.C.

SURVIVORS: Devoted caretaker and loving wife of 49 years, Lila Carpenter Gladden of the home; children and spouses, Gayle G. and Jeff Johnson of Stanley, Donna G. and Bucky Trimnal of Gastonia, Dena G. and Wayne "Jo Jo" Wright of Saugus, CA, Karen G. and Steve Snipes of Gastonia. "Pop Pop" to his grandchildren, Kevin Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Derek Johnson of Raleigh, NC, Patricia Barton of Gastonia, Alexa Snipes of Gastonia; niece and spouse, Kim and David DeVane of Kings Mountain; nephews, Furman Gladden Jr. of Greensboro, NC, Steve Gladden of Pleasant Garden, NC; special caregiver/niece, Peggie Dyer-Blaikie of Tewksbury, MA

OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Bill Zima

MEMORIALS: Lutheran Chapel Evangelical Church, 702 N. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054

ARRANGEMENTS: Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, Gastonia."


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  • Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
  • Added: 12 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21516820
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Donald Gladden (17 Jun 1933–11 Sep 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21516820, citing Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery, Bessemer City, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Judith Parker-Proctor (contributor 46583208) .