77. Gladys M.
DURHAM was born on 5 Sep 1919 in Pocahontas,Tazewell County, Virginia.30 She died on 1 May 2012 in Charlottesville,
(Independent City), Virginia. OBITUARY
Gladys Durham Thompson
(September 5, 1919 - May 1, 2012)
Gladys Thompson, 92 , of Charlottesville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
May 1, 2012 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 5, 1919
in Pocahontas, Virginia , she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Lillie
V. Knuckles Durham. She was also predeceased by her first husband Woodrow Hixon,
and her second husband Fred Thompson.
Gladys was a longtime member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. She retired
from Sperry Marine after 21 years of service. She was a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include daughter Mary Rasnake and
her fiancé Vernon Mays; two grandchildren Terry W. Rasnake and his fiancée
Myrtle Vernon, and Katie M. Rasnake; and great-granddaughter Abigail Rasnake;
and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on
Thursday, May 3, 2012 in the Hill and Wood Chapel, with the Pastor Larry Hudson
officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 7:00 until 8:00pm at the
funeral home. Her family extends a special thank you to Hospice of the Piedmont
and to Shatara Wheeler for their compassionate care.
In the 1920 census for Tazewell County, VA - Alexander has remarried to a "Lilly"
age 35 (Alexander is listed 59 in 1920). There are several step-children listed,
and one daughter - Gladys M. Durham. Gladys is listed as born in April of 1920.
Gladys M. Durham shows up in the 1930 census living in the household of James
and Ada Durham. Gladys is age 10 and listed as "sister".
As of May 24, 2007 - Gladys is still living in Charlottesville (Louisa County)
Gladys M. DURHAM and Woodrow HIXON were married about 1940.
Gladys M. DURHAM and Fred THOMPSON were married after