Gladys Ruth Sutton Wardlow – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Funeral services for Gladys Ruth Sutton Wardlow, 91, will be Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, Spetmeber 16, 2012.

Mrs. Wardlow was the widow of Leonard Phillips Wardlow. She was born in McNairy County, TN on July 6, 1921, a daughter of Willie Washington Sutton and Lester Morris Sutton.

Mrs. Wardlow was a life-long member of Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian church. For many years she played Senior Olympics basketball through the Selmer Civic Center.

Surviving are her daughters, Becky Parker (Daniel) of Lexington, SC; Rose Gage (Larry) of Selmer, TN; a son, John Wardlow (Donna Forsythe) of Ramer, TN; grandchildren, Karla Gage-Harville (Phillip Harville) of Carbondale, IL, Sarah Gage Allison (Andy) of Bethel Springs, TN, Kellie Wardlow Millmeyer (Timmy) of Bethel Springs, TN, and Daniel Parker Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC; great-granddaughters, Mayah Gage-Harville and Norah Gage-Harville of Carbondale, Il and Marcy Allison of Bethel Springs, TN. She is also survived by a sister, Betty Kirk (Orval) of Pigeon Forge, TN; and a brother, Burl Sutton (Doris) of Ramer, TN.

She was predeceased by her parents and husband and an infant daughter, Connie Ruth Wardlow; a granddaughter, Jessica Wardlow; a sister, Fannie Jane Knight; and a brother, Willie Terl Sutton.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian church, 3101 Mount Vernon Road, Ramer, TN

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