Gladys Edmonds Barnwell

July 27, 1924 - June 5, 2017
Gladys Edmonds Barnwell

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Gladys Edmonds Barnwell, 92, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 5, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. A lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late William, Sr. and Eunice Gosnell Edmonds. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Odell Barnwell; son, Don Barnwell; sisters, Carrie Smith and Margie Gunter and her brother, W.C. Edmonds, Jr.

Gladys owned Barnwell Apple House and was a lifelong member of the Henderson County Curb Market. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, especially wildflowers. Gladys loved to work and enjoyed interacting with her customers. She loved her family dearly and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancye Vaughn (Phillip) of Chapin, SC; sons, Wayne Barnwell (Janet) of Hendersonville, Darrell Barnwell and Dean Barnwell (Tammy McGraw); daughter-in-law, Debbie Barnwell; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Ledbetter; brother, Homer Edmonds (Ruth) of Florida; sister-in-law, Pauline Edmonds (Joe); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Blackwell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gladys’ honor can be made to Mount Moriah Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 29, Edneyville, NC 28727, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • June 06, 2017
    Victor Corn lit a candle:
    Lit since June 6, 2017 at 6:07:57 PM

  • June 06, 2017
    Gary Lisa Jennifer n Anna. Your tailgate buddies says:
    What wonderful times we had at the curb market. I'll always have those memories of her n all the things she did n said that made us laugh. My girls still talk about the fun we had with her. Those memories will never be forgotten

  • June 07, 2017
    Cheryl Turner lit a candle:
    Lit since June 7, 2017 at 6:56:58 AM

  • June 07, 2017
    Pam Beach says:
    Ms. Gladys was a special lady. My prayers are with each of you.

  • June 07, 2017
    Debbie Lunsford says:
    Sending Janet, Wayne and Doug sincere condolences. I'll be thinking of you.