Gladys W. Cross

BLYTHEWOOD – Gladys Wingard Cross, 89, of Blythewood, died Monday, March 4, 2013. Born in Woodford, S.C. on Jan. 4, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elouise Crim Wingard. Gladys was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, George C. Cross; daughter, Jenifer Steller of Spartanburg; son, Carlton E. Jeffcoat Jr. of Waterford, Va.; brother, Nelson Wingard of Neeses, S.C.; granddaughters, Shea Dent (Matt) and Ansley Somers, all of Spartanburg and Carlon Steller of Greenville; and great grandson, Brandon Somers. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her first husband, Carlton E. Jeffcoat Sr.; four brothers and one sister.

A memorial service for Mrs. Cross was held at 10 o’clock, Friday, March 8, at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia, with the Rev. Dr. Cathy Jamieson-Ogg officiating. The inurnment followed atSouthland Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service beginning at 9 o’clock. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 864, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.

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