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Gladys Noblitt Jones

Posted on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 8:49 am

Gladys Noblitt Jones, age 75, of Bell Buckle passed from this life Saturday, January 6, 2024, at her home surrounded by loved-ones after an extended illness.

Mrs. Gladys was a native of Bedford County, born on April 1, 1948, to the late Albert Doyle Noblitt and Blanchie Dee Woodson Noblitt. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by: sister, Geraldine Boyce; and step-son, Mark Jones.

She was a graduate of Community High School class of 1966. She worked with Longview Gas from 1989 until 1998 before becoming the owner and operator of Longview Silks. For 22 years, Mrs. Gladys served families of Bedford County. She provided beautiful flower arrangements for all occasions. At Longview Silks she just didn’t make flowers arrangements; she used her shop as a place to help, serve and minister to people.  She was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone she served and gave many of flower arrangements away for free to anyone in need.

She is survived by: loving husband of 25 years, James Darris “Chicken” Jones of Bell Buckle; children, Emily (Eric) Anderton and Ron F. Smith; step-children, Terry (Charlotte) Jones; grandchildren, Robin Gordon, Brett (Jessie) Bell, Denton (Sarah) Bell, Madisyn Smith, Brandy (Chris) Blackwell, Ashley Jones, Jonathan (Melissa) Jones, and Kayla (Ryan) Dye; great grandchildren, Xaylie & Lizzie Gordon, Zoey & Lowry Bell, Wyatte Jones, Morgan Jones, Alyssa Stephens, Maysee Leach and Brayden Blackwell; sisters, Marie (Jerry) Smith, Susie Boyce and Patsy (David) Trott; along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Hannah officiating. Burial will follow at Parsons Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evening, January 10, 2024, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt @ or by mail: 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900 Nashville, TN 37203.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.