Gladys Odom Harmon Calhoun, age 94, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone. She was born on July 2, 1922 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of Vernal W. Odom and Nina M. Davis Odom.

Gladys was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Newland. She was dedicated to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to her Church, to helping others, whether it was a friend, a family member or a complete stranger. She enjoyed reading and studying her Bible. She enjoyed the outdoors, working tirelessly in her flower and vegetable gardens and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed harvesting the fruits and vegetables of her labor and canning and freezing them and freely giving them to anyone who visited her home. Gladys retired from TRW in Newland, and she enjoyed cooking and hosting gatherings for her family.​

She was preceded in death by her Father, Vernal W. Odom; Mother, Nina M. Odom; Husbands William E. (Bill) Harmon, Clayton Paul (Pat) Calhoun; Two Granddaughters, Pamela Main, Patina Main; Brothers, Roy and V.W. Odom; and a sister, Beulah Turbyfill.

Gladys leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughter, Billie (Hal) Main of Vilas, NC, Son, James (Phyllis) Harmon of Rabun Gap, GA, Son, Ned (Lori) Harmon of Newland, NC, Sisters, Florence Harmon, Mildred McKinney, Ruby Shell, Wilma Campbell, Alda Goins; Ten grandchildren; Twenty Nine great grandchildren; Twenty great-great grandchildren; A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services for Gladys Odom Harmon Calhoun will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 am from the Church of Jesus Christ with Pastor Dave Atkins and Brother Jeff Jaynes officiating.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the church.
Interment will be in the Church of Jesus Christ Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Church of Jesus Christ, Calvary St., Newland, NC 28657.

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The care of Gladys and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
(828) 733-2121

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