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Gladys (Bowlen) Underwood

September 1, 1933 ~ September 14, 2018 (age 85)

Gladys (Bowlen) Underwood


Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Monday September 17, 2018 at Glencoe Hokes Bluff Chapel for Gladys (Bowlen) Underwood, age, 85, of Gadsden, who passed away on September 14, 2018. Pastor Greg Ellison will officiate.  Burial will follow at Forrest Cemetery.   Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of services.


Gladys attended Kyle Avenue Baptist Church. She was employed at Attalla Health Care for twenty three years. She played and loved her steel guitar and dobro. More than anything she loved her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and great great grandkids.


 She is preceded in death by the father of her children: F.T. Underwood; parents; W.C. and Abby Bearden; three sisters, two brothers; children: Roger Underwood, and Cheryl Kim Allen; grandchildren; Christopher Underwood, and Misty Patton; three great grandchildren; Kayla Alford, Cameron Allen and Asher Meads.


She is survived by her children: Ronald (Angie) Underwood, Donald (Ramona) Underwood, Vicki (Jim) Bridenbaugh, Pam Underwood, and Melody Templeton; sons-in-law: Bobby Allen, Harold Leverett; Twenty Two grandchildren; Sixty Four great grandchildren: Ten great great grandchildren and 3 due in December; brother-in-law: Wayne (Glenda) Underwood; sisters-in-law: Eloise Crowe and Jean Bearden and a host of nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers will be Dennis Bullock, Mark Bullock, Ray Leverett, Scott Rodgers, Gary Robertson, and Gage Bullock.


Honorary Pallbearers will be Barry Hunter, Dr. Gary Mellick, and Dr. Terry Perry.


Special thanks to Pro Health Hospice, especially: Kathy, Malissa, Malinda, Clay, Brandy, Vickie and Terry.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 7 pm.


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