Gladynell Watkins Elliott




Gladynell Watkins Elliott, age 85 of Forest City died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center-Cleveland in Shelby. She was born November 15, 1932 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Charles Watkins and Nell Westbrook Watkins. Gladynell graduated from Cool Springs High School in the Class of 1950 and went on to further her education at Greensboro College where she graduated in 1954. She was homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Her husband, William Richard Elliott, Sr. preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons, William Richard Elliott, Jr. and wife Linda of Alpharetta, GA, Mark Elliott and wife Donna of Forest City, daughters, Kay Elliott Hollifield and husband Bill of Rutherfordton, Rebecca Elliott of the home, a brother, Terry Watkins and wife Jackie of Forest City and a sister, Joyce Watkins Waters and husband Joe of Forest City. There are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Saturday at the Bethany Baptist Church with Reverend Chris Fox officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the church Family Life Center from 2 until 3pm Saturday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, 760 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at