Reba Gladys Carrier Stone, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, lately of N. Richland Hills, Texas moved peacefully and quietly in her sleep from this world into the gentle arms of the Lord during the late evening hours of January 9, 2021, at The Hills Nursing & Rehab Home in Decatur, TX. She was 96 years of age. Gladys was born in Charleston, WV on December 7, 1924 (she shared the same day and month as her mother). She was a 1942 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, WV. She volunteered as a nurses’ assistant during World War II where she served at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs which had been converted into a military hospital. Gladys was employed at Frankenberger’s Department Store in Charleston when in 1945 she married her husband Frederick Stone who had just returned from the War. They were married in Charleston and then subsequently moved to Huntington, WV. Gladys was a homemaker and mother to her two sons and active in her community and especially her church, the former Highlawn United Methodist Church and the Mary Martha Circle. She enjoyed her Bridge and Canasta Clubs and was a member of the Red Hat Society. After her husband’s retirement Gladys took up painting and became quite accomplished with many of her paintings being sold, but with just as many being given away to friends and family. Many of her paintings still adorn the walls of doctors’ offices and various professional buildings in Huntington. For a period of years she owned and operated an art store in Kenova, WV with two of her close artist friends. Shortly after the passing of her beloved husband, Fred, Gladys moved to N. Richland Hills, TX in 2007 to be near her oldest son and his extended family. She continued her love of social gatherings, games; and most of all, her time with her Texas family. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Fred, and her parents Fremont Wesley Carrier and Mamie Ethel Baldwin Carrier. She was also preceded by her brother William Carrier and her sister Phyllis Carrier. She is survived by her two sons and their families: oldest son William Alden Stone and his wife Kathy Perkins Stone and their three children Kandyce Simpson, Amanda Bryson, and William Stone. And son Frederick Bruce Stone and his wife Rhonda Hutchison Stone and their daughter Allison Stone Locke. Gladys is also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Taylor, Trevor, and Tanner Simpson; Maddox and Griffin Locke; and Stone and Bowie Bryson. Gladys will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but she will also be lovingly remembered. A graveside service was held at 3:00pm for the family on Thursday January 14, 2021 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville, WV. She was laid to rest beside her late husband with whom she is now re-united. Beard Mortuary assisted the family in all preparations.
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