Blevins, Gladys Morris

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Gladys Morris Blevins, 89, of Ripplemead, Va., passed away Monday evening, October 9, 2006 at Pulaski Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Blevins was born on October 13, 1916 in Giles County, Va. and was a daughter of the late Wythe Graham (W.G.) Morris and Ida Elizabeth Woods Morris. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Blevins and a great-grandson, Zachary Brent Shelton. Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Pearisburg Baptist Church and the Angel’s Rest Rebekah Lodge #72 I.O.O.F.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Graham L. (Mickey) and Alma Blevins of Blacksburg, Frank Gale and Sandy Blevins of Ripplemead, George R. (G.R.) and Pat Blevins of Roanoke; one daughter and son-in-law, Robena B. and C.E. Hughes of Fairlawn; five grandchildren, Pam and Phil Cady of Newport, Lisa and Russ Shelton of Christiansburg, Scott Hughes and fianc?e Courtney Hinkel of Jacksonville, Fla., Jason Hughes of Blacksburg, Dane Blevins of Ripplemead; two greatgrandchildren, Yvonne Shelton of Texas and Nicole Shelton of Christiansburg; and several nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday morning before the funeral. The Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Morris, Scott Hughes, Jason Hughes, Dane Blevins, Derek White and Chad Tickle. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Pulaski Health & Rehab Center for their loving care. Memorial donations may be made to the Activity Patient Fund, c/o Pulaski Health & Rehab Center, 2401 Lee Highway, Pulaski, Va. 24301. Online condolences can be sent to the family at