Gladys May Padulla

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gladys May Padulla, 85, of Rector, passed from this life on Wednesday October 21, 2015, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 22, 1930, in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Luther and Dessie (Robbins) Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, E. L. Kennedy; her brothers, Floyd Hamilton, Jake Hamilton and James Hamilton and her sisters, Louise Brewer and Elanor Scott.

She is survived by her children, E. L. Kennedy, Jr., and Cindy of Marmaduke, Larry Dale Kennedy and Dora of Hot Springs and Linda Lindsey and John of Rector; one brother, A.C. Hamilton; one sister, Wilma Stanley; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday Oct. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Marmaduke. Graveside Services will follow at 10:45 at New Liberty Cemetery, located south of Marmaduke, with Bro. Kim Bridges officiating.

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