Betty Hawkins Gladden
June 22, 1930 - October 7, 2021
Betty Hawkins Gladden, 91, of Morganton, went to her Heavenly home Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Grace Hospital. She was born June 22, 1930, in Burke County, to the late Charles Compton "Dude" Hawkins and Estelle Mull Hawkins. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She worked for many years at Skyland Textiles. She then received her degree in nursing, and later retired from Valdese Hospital. Betty enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. She especially loved her canine companions, Tiny and Rowdy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hovis Lee Gladden; brother, Billy Joe Hawkins; and sister, Polly Carswell.
Betty is survived by her sons, Charles Nicholas Gladden (Connie) and William Michael Gladden; grandchildren, Eric Scott Gladden, Cynthia Michelle Greene and Robert Lee Gladden; great-grandchildren, Khaylen Addison Greene, Emma Greene, Hunter Lee Gladden and Swai Lee Gladden; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, at Sossoman Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Clark and the Rev. Earl Cross officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church.
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Published by The News Herald on Oct. 13, 2021.