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Gladys Upton

February 29, 1932 — February 9, 2016

Gladys Mae Upton went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 9, 2016, following a short illness at Summers Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born February 29, 1932 in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Burman and Emma Jane Bennett Adkins.
Gladys was a lifelong resident of Summers County. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and going fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Tommy Upton; two sons, James Bobby Adkins and Jerry Fox; one daughter, Shirley Charles; two grandsons, Gregory Adkins and James Cyrus; three great grandchildren, Amanda Brinegar, Austin Bragg, and Desiree Adkins; three sisters, Mogene Fox, Madlean Adkins, and Patsy Gill; and three brothers, Clyde Bennett, Curtis Jackie Adkins, and Benjamin Adkins.
Those left to cherish her memory are her eleven children, Sara Crawford of Maryland, Brenda Moats and husband Vincent of Virginia, Bertie Adkins of Forest Hill, Dougie Adkins and wife Melissa of Hinton, Judy Withrow and husband Clifford of Frankford, Diana Cyrus and husband Basil of Hinton, Drema Adkins and companion Billy of Hinton, Violet Trail and husband Steve, Timmy Adkins all of Hinton, Bobbie Cash and husband Todd of Virginia, and Sonya Upton and companion Andy of Hinton; granddaughter whom she raised, Emma "Janie" Allen; Helen Adkins, who she thought of as a daughter; 42 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; special nieces, Delsie Brown and Helen Sears; special great niece, Lisa Dawn Pitzer; special great great niece, Kaleigh Brown; and special friend, Wanda Bragg.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith-Cyrus Cemetery at Tug Creek. Friends may call from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the funeral parlors.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Adkins, Bobby Adkins, Chris Marcum, J.D. Bragg, Andy Adkins, Billy Adkins, Dustin Bragg, Derek Miller, and Leslie Trail.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at


FEB 11. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

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130 Temple Street
Hinton, WV, 25951

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FEB 12. 11:00 AM (EST)

Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors
130 Temple Street
Hinton, WV, 25951
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