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Gladys Stanley

It is with great sadness that the family of Gladys Louise Woody Stanley of Acworth, Georgia, (better known as “Nan”) announces her passing after an extended illness Monday, April 29, 2019, at her home at the age of 84 years young surrounded by her family. 

Nan was born May 26, 1934, and grew up in Barberton, Ohio. where she played volleyball in school. She loved to swim in Lake Anna and hang out with her best friend Noma. Growing up Gladys would spend some summers with her grandmother, Laura, in Georgia where she met the love of her life, Curtis. Gladys and Curtis married December 20, 1952, and had a wonderful son and a beautiful daughter together.

Nan was known to be a very loving mother and doted over her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of The Big Creek Baptist Church. She was very active in the church where her husband, Curtis, was a deacon. She was an avid reader and gardener and loved to decorate her house. She will be remembered for her generosity and for being witty. She was the best biscuit maker in the world. She was very intelligent, strong and had a special love for her family and conservative political views. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, son, Rick Stanley and wife Nancy of Dallas, Georgia and daughter, Cindy Cole of Acworth, Georgia; her four grandchildren, Amy Cole of Atlanta, Georgia, Greg Cole of Atlanta, Georgia, Matt Cole and wife Kelley of Atlanta, Georgia and Megan White and husband Matt of Acworth, Georgia. She will also be missed by her three great-grandchildren, Harper White, Lucas Cole and Ava Cole; her three sisters, Junie Cochran and husband Milford of St Augustine, Florida, Evelyn Scott of Barberton, Ohio and Cheryl Moss and husband Hugh of Temple, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Nan was preceded in death by her loving husband, Curtis Stanley; her parents, Emory and Ruby Woody; her brother, Jack Woody; and little sister, Pearl Woody. 

Funeral arrangements were being conducted by Cochran’s Funeral Home in Blue Ridge. A eulogy was conducted by her grandson Matt Cole and the Rev. Max Curtis. Visitation was held Saturday, May 4, 2019 and Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Cochran’s Funeral Home in Blue Ridge, followed by a celebration of her life at Big Creek Baptist Church. A variety of beautiful music was provided. She was then laid to rest next to her husband in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers: Matt Cole (special grandson), Matt White (grandson-in-law), Jimmy Messer (nephew), Gerald Long (nephew), Peggy Cantrell (great-niece) and James Stanley (cousin).

Honorary Pallbearers: Greg Cole (special grandson), Lucas Cole (special great-grandson), Bruce Cole (family), Kenneth Woody (special nephew), Hugh Moss (brothers-in-law), Milford Cochran (brothers-in-law), Brown Nelson, Bill Lee, Sam Glenn, Scott Rule, Tyrus Dorsey, Ted Dominiak, Tyler Jackson and David Granish.

Arrangements entrusted to Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest registry at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.






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