Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 24, 2009

“In everything we do, we should realize God is great and in charge of everything we do—-Lord, bless us
to do your will.” (Written by Gladys A. Terrell)
Gladys A. Terrell, 90, of Leesville, died on September 21, 2009 at Woodland View Health Care Center of Tulsa, Okla.
Born in Nobel on August 31, 1919, to Wiley and Liller
Ammons, Gladys was a devoted Christian; she loved Church and she enjoyed teaching the Word. She attended Northwestern State University and married Melton Franklin Terrell in December 1946. She worked at the telephone office in Leesville where she
became chief telephone operator. She cherished the years she worked there, as well as the people that she instructed from 1940 until she retired in 1974.
She was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed working in the church where she was
church secretary, a Sunday school teacher, Training Union director, homebound Sunday school teacher and WMU leader. Mr. & Mrs. Terrell were members of Canaan Baptist Church for many years, as well as The First Baptist Church of Leesville. She was
a member of the Home Demonstration Club of Leesville for many years until her health began to fail.
Gladys is preceded in death by her husband, Melton; her mother and father; her brother, Norris Ammons; and her sisters, Ruby
DeChristafaro, Vera Shirley, Lucille Jenkins and Mildred Ammons; and her son-in-law, Marty Johnson.
Gladys is survived by her son, Gregg Terrell and wife Sharyn of Houston, Texas and daughter Gwen Johnson of Tulsa, Okla.; four
grandchildren, Christopher Terrell and wife Patricia of Dallas, Texas, Kevin Terrell of Dallas, Texas, Kade Terrell and wife, Kelly Terrell of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. and Erin Johnson of Tulsa, Okla. as well as two step-grandchildren, Patrick Sanders
and his wife Misty of Deville, and Jacque Murphy and her husband Sean of Pineville.
She also leaves one brother, Eugene Ammons and wife Dorothy of Lake Charles; and three sisters, Beatrice Ammons of Shreveport, Clarice Haritos and her
husband, Chris of Baytown, Texas, Ellen Hostetler and her husband, Frank of Channelview, Texas. She has four great grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; one step great-great grandchild and a host of nieces and
Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville.
Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, September 25, and the funeral service will be Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m. at The
First Baptist Church of Leesville. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.
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