Gladys Nell Whitaker Griffith

Published 11:05 am Monday, June 5, 2017

Gladys Nell Whitaker Griffith, 87, of Statesville, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

She was a native of Davie County, born Nov. 22, 1929, the daughter of the late Kimber and Margaret McClamrock Whitaker. She was the widow of James Calvin “J.C.” Griffith. She retired as a secretary with Cool Springs Elementary School after 33 years with the school system. She was a member of Society Baptist Church.

Survivors: 2 sons, James Lyn Griffith (Dorothy) of Gastonia and Tim Griffith of Statesville; special niece, Elaine Armsworthy (Rick) of Advance; 5 grandchildren, Judy Payne, Casey Perkins, Nick Coats, James Griffith and Kristina Stafford; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by 4 brothers: Vernon, Forrest, DK “Bud” and Grady Whitaker.

A graveside celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1 at Society Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorials: Society Baptist, 879 Garden Valley Rd., Statesville; or County Line Fire Department, 1819 Ridge Rd., Mocksville.