Gladys Irene Saunders Hardister, 85, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Sunday August 4, 2019 in Atrium Health Pineville, NC. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday August 8, 2019 at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 Pm until 8 Pm at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle.
Gladys was born June 23, 1934 in Stanly County, NC and was the daughter of the late Jack Poe Saunders and Lavina Hall Saunders. She was a former employee of Allison Manufacturing. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hardister was preceded in death by her husband Donald Gray Hardister on February 24, 2019. She is survived by a son Donald Gray Hardister, Jr. (Pam) of Charlotte, NC; a brother John Saunders of Lenoir, NC; sister Diane Spiegler of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter Tracey Miller (Brett) of Fletcher, NC and four great-grandchildren, Angela, Kay, Shelby and Dustin.
Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Hardister Family.