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Gladys Worrell Spivey
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Gladys Worrell Spivey

Born: December 13, 1927
Died: July 22, 2011

Gladys Worrell Spivey, 83, of Suffolk, VA passed away on July 22, 2011. A native of Holland, VA she was the daughter of the late Samuel James Worrell and Mary Jane Holland Worrell. She was also predeceased by her husband Malvern Pitman Spivey; sisters, Willie Mae Blythe and Polly Jane Worrell; brothers, Elmo, Clinton, Linwood, Roy and S. Jimmie Worrell. Gladys retired from Obici Hospital after 35 years as a nurse anesthetist. She later worked part-time for the Suffolk Health Department. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a Cub Scout Leader, and a member of the Nansemond County Home Demonstration Club.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith S. and Thomas Hodges; her son and daughter in-law G. Alan and Jane Spivey; grandchildren, Megan, Chelsea and Faith Hodges and Allison Spivey; sisters, Lucille Judkins, Nell Williams, Mary Edith Carter and sister-in-law Inez Story Worrell.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, with Dr. Donald Solomon officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suffolk Chapter, 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered online at

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