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Gladys Frankford

February 13, 1922 — June 7, 2023



Gladys Bryte Dellinger Frankford, age 101 of Cherryville, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Wendover Hospice House.  She was born February 13, 1922 in Gaston County to the late John Henry and Onie Lee Eaker Dellinger.  Gladys was well educated and attended the following colleges, Women’s College, St. Louis University, UNC Grad School, and Columbia University.  She had a master’s degree and worked in social work where she also taught Social Work school, and was a supervisor for Welfare in Gaston County.  Gladys worked with Elder Hostas where she helped train retirees who were going back to college.  She really enjoyed traveling and being involved in local activities.  She traveled in Airstream Caravans and spent her winters in Dade City, Florida and summers at Land Harbor in Linville, North Carolina.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Joseph Frankford; and sisters, Marie Thompson and Vee Alexander Hamm.


She is survived by her stepdaughter, Shellie Batuski and husband, David of Bangor, ME; stepson, Leonard Franklin of Baltimore, MD; and special niece, Vicki Smith of Spring, TX.


No formal services are scheduled at this time.


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