Hale, Glada Sowers

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Glada Sowers Hale, 88, of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Hale; parents Fitzhugh Lee and Ruby Sowers; brothers, Lindsey, Wayne, Stan, Tom and Clinton Sowers; and sister, Marie Sowers Austin.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey and Mary Hale and John and Karen Hale; and daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Danny Thompson. Glada had seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Vera Sowers, who is a resident of Friendship Manor in Roanoke.

Glada was a long time member of Havens Chapel United Methodist Church in Check and she worked for Donkenny, Inc., in Floyd for many years. She loved to work in the garden and tend her flowers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Gardner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Gardner Funeral Home on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

The children would like to thank South Roanoke Nursing Home for the care given to their mother for the last four years and to Gentle Shepherd for their care in the last few weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA. 24091 or Havens Chapel United Methodist Church, Susan Delozier, Treasurer, 1417 Goose Creek Run NE, Check, VA. 24072.

Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Online condolences may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com.