Gladys Georgia Denton, age 96, of Potter, Arkansas died Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Friday, February 22, 1924 to Johnathan Brack and Myrtle Watkins Walston in Mena, Arkansas.
Gladys loved her family and spending time with them and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a founding member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Potter and served as Secretary and Treasurer for many years. She enjoyed music and especially Merle Haggard and making and sewing clothes for her family. At the age of 50, Gladys went back to school and received her GED and was very proud of that achievement. Gladys was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Alvin Jewell Denton; one son, Bobby Alan Denton; one brother, C.L. “Pete” Walston; four sisters, Hester Smith, Hazel Denton, Edna Gray, and Betty Jo Ammons.
Gladys is survived by her daughter, Betty Smith of Mena; two grandchildren, David Smith of Mena, and Debra Miller of Mena; three great grandchildren, Kathryn Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, Joel Miller and wife, Velina of Mena, and Jacob Miller of Mena; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Keith Rose officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery at Potter. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers Memorials weree made to the Gann Cemetery Fund, C/O Rita Keener, 155 Polk 710, Mena, Arkansas 71953.
Pallbearers were Joel Miller, Jacob Miller, Debra Miller, Kathryn Miller, Monty Gray and Jerry Denton.