Obituary

Gladys Chavis

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LAURINBURG — Gladys Chavis Roberts Chavis, age 82 of Laurinburg passed away on April 4, 2015.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel, officiated by the Rev. G.W. Wilson and the Rev. Woody Byrd. Burial will follow the service in Hillside Memorial Park.

Gladys was a daughter of the late Floyd James Chavis and Ethel Hunt Chavis born in Scotland County on Dec. 21, 1932. She was preceded in death by husbands, the late Jess Roberts and the late Nathan "Inky" Chavis. She was a textile supervisor retiring from JP Stevens, Incorporated after many years of service. She was a longtime member of the Laurinburg Pentecostal Holiness Church where she formerly served prior to her illness as the Church Secretary and Treasurer. She was an avid sports fan of the NC State Wolfpack and loved country music, especially Conway Twitty and Elvis Presley. She was also known for her collard sandwiches that she served in the community.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Bishop.

Gladys is survived by her only son, Jesse Roberts of Laurinburg and Joy Jacobs of Laurinburg that she raised as her daughter; a brother, James "Prettyboy" Chavis of Laurinburg; sisters Lorie Hilburn and Mary Romaine, both of Laurinburg, Evelyn Nowland and husband Tom of Bolivia; a brother-in-law, Landon Chavis of Laurinburg; her grandson, Travis Roberts; special friends Martha Norton and Sarah Rhoden and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

The family wishes to acknowledge with appreciation Britthaven, now Richmond Pines Nursing Center, The Edwin Morgan Center, Scottish Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Hospice of Scotland County for the exceptional care given to Mrs. Chavis during her years of illness.


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Richard Boles Funeral Service
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2015