Betty Hawkins Gladden
1930 - 2021
Sossoman Funeral Home
1011 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC
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.
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I am so sorry to hear that Ms Betty has passed. I got to know her at Curves. She is one of the sweetest ladies I met while working there. She always had a sweet smile & a kind word for everyone. I´m sure such a sweet, caring soul will be sorely missed. With heartfelt sympathy, Sue Howard
Sue Howard
October 17, 2021
Sorry for your families loss Badger !
October 14, 2021
So sorry to hear about the loss of Betty. She and I worked together at Valdese General Hospital. She worked in the Nursery and I worked in Labor and Delivery. I thought about her many times since the late 80´s when we worked together. She was such a kind and caring person. The thought of her brings a smile to me. What great memories I have of our time together. Love, hugs, and prayers to her family and friends.
Sarah Eckard
October 13, 2021
Condolences for the loss of your mother.
Charles Fisher
October 13, 2021
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