Gladys E. Deal`
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SPENCER - Gladys Eller Deal, "Aunt Gladys," moved from her earthly resident to her Heavenly Home, Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 2013.
Born May 3, 1916, in China Grove, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Mattie Stewart Eller. She married Charles Bernard Deal, a China Grove rural mail carrier, who preceded her in death in 1990.
Mrs. Deal worked for Cannon Mills for 34 years, retiring in 1975, as the plant timekeeper.
A member of First United Methodist Church in China Grove, where she had received her life membership pin, had served on the official board, Board of Trustees, Administrative Board, was Chairman of Work Area on Education, Chairman of Ministries Council Board and had served as a youth counselor and teacher for 25 years.
She had also served as President and Secretary of Salisbury District United Member Piedmont Rural Letter Carrier's Auxiliary, Secretary and Vice-chairman of Rowan County Republican Executive Committee of China Grove, secretary of the First Rules and Regulations Committee of China Grove Memorial Building, which was built following World War II.
A charter member of the China Grove Pilot Club, she was awarded Woman of the Year, 1969-1970, member of Freeze-Seymore American Legion Auxiliary, serving as president for two terms, had been president, secretary and treasurer of Rowan County Council of American Legion Auxiliaries and was leader of Girl Scout Troop 55 in China Grove for two years. Mrs. Deal also had 200 hour service record as volunteer at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
Mrs. Deal is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their children, who were richly blessed to have had Aunt Gladys in their lives and look forward to sharing Heaven with her.
Service and Visitation: A memorial service to remember and celebrate Mrs. Deal's life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Private entombment will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Oct. 29, 2013