Gladys Louise Rock, 91, of Mt. Lake Road, Newport, departed this life Wednesday evening November 8, 2017 at Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg. Born on March 23, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Snow Lacy and Ocie Ola Woods Meredith. She was a member of Sherry Memorial Christians Church, was a smart dresser, and a expert at hunting and fishing. She enjoyed singing in church with her husband Franklyn. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her six brothers, four sisters, her son “Tucker” Ernest James Harvey, and her husbands Hobert James Harvey and Franklyn Bruce Rock
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons and daughters-in-law Robert Burns Harvey and Barbara of Narrows and Darrill Edward Harvey and Dorothy of Newport; her daughters and sons-in-law Doris H. and Ronnie Stiff of Newport and Patricia H. and Larry Dowdy of Pembroke, Debie C. Harvey of Newport; her thirteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, and Hershey her beloved dog.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in the Porterfield Cemetery at Newport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 8 pm. The family would like to express their gratitude to Nancy Ford, Pat Dowdy, Peggy Williams, Debie Harvey, Teresa Dowdy and Newport Rescue Squad for all the loving care given to Gladys during her illness. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.