LAWNDALE - Edna Mae Glover, 79, of 218 Potato House Road, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. She was the oldest of three children born on May 25, 1934, in Cleveland County, to Idell Norris Hill and the late James Henry Hill, Jr.
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She graduated from Douglas High School with the class of 1953. She then married the late R.C. Gober and from that union six children were born: Roderick Gober, Christopher Gober, Carol Banks, Sharon Gober, Tyrone Gober, and Tammy Simon.
After joining the First Baptist Church of Lawndale, she became involved in fulfilling the mission of the church with a cheerful, pleasing personality as a member of the Ushers, the Missionary Department and the Social Concerns Committee. She also served as a Sunday school and Vacation Bible School Teacher. As a member of the Lawndale ECA she enjoyed creating booths in the exhibit hall at the Cleveland County Fair. An avid reader, she enjoyed sewing, and loved spending time gardening. The delicious meals enjoyed by her children attested to the skills she acquired from her mother as a child.
In the autumn years of her life Edna married the late J. P. Glover. Not long after his passing she decided to retire as a Cloth Inspector at Cleveland Mills. From that very date until her passing she invested her time, her heart and her wisdom into her most prized and cherished accomplishments, her children and grandchildren. She always shared and impressed upon her children how necessary it was for them to repent of their sins and give their life to Jesus Christ, and to live a life that is pleasing to Him.
She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Carol Banks, Sharon Gober and Tammy Simon; and her father James Henry Hill, Jr.
She leaves behind to cherish her, three sons, Roderick (Gail) Gober of Shelby, and Christopher Gober and Tyrone Gober, both of Lawndale; two brothers, Walter Hill (Beatrice) of Atlanta, Ga. and Clarence Hill, Sr. (Gladys) of Lawndale; 11 grandchildren, Ken Gober, Lateefah Diop, Jared (Angelica) Gober, Kristica Gober, Darryl Gober, Ashley Banks, Erica Callender, Martre' (Valarie) Gober, Mia Gober, Isaiah Simon and Khalijah Simon; 11 great-grandchildren; Mrs. Renee' Rivers-Hinton of Charlotte, whom she loved like a daughter; and a host of friends dear to her heart along with nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Visitation: The family will receive 30 minutes prior to the service at the church, and at other times at the home of her brother, Clarence Hill, 3521 Shelby Road, Lawndale, and also the home of her son, Roderick Gober, 6037 Maple Valley Drive, Shelby.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Lawndale
Officiated by: Pastor Billy Houze
Burial: Will take place at the church cemetery
Funeral home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.enloes.net
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Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 29, 2014