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Gladys Smith Brewer

d. July 17, 2019

Mrs. Gladys Smith Brewer, 97, of Southminster in Charlotte, passed away on July 17, 2019.

Born on January 13, 1922 in Matthews, SC, she was the daughter of Theodore Leroy Smith and Thelma Ross Smith. Gladys grew up in Siler City, NC., graduated from Women's College (UNC Greensboro) with a B.S.S.A. and M. ED degree. She began her career as a corporate bookkeeper and later taught business courses at Jordan Matthews High School in Siler City. After moving to Charlotte in 1963, she was head of the business department and taught at South Mecklenburg High School.

Gladys was predeceased by her husband, C.C. Brewer, Jr. and grandson, Joshua Bradford Brewer. She is survived by her four children, Curtis C. Brewer, III (Betsy) of Raleigh, Connie Brewer Nuttall Hill (Jerry) of Lake Norman, Ted L. Brewer (Gay Ausband) of Southport, Barry D. Brewer (Sandy) of Raleigh. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Curt Brewer, Shelly Gardner, Stacie Hanna, Jennifer Frampton, Kendall Heiner, Julia Tarwater, Ross Brewer and fourteen great grandchildren.

Gladys spent many happy times at their mountain home in Hound Ears playing golf, bridge, reading, and painting. At Southminster, she served as treasurer and was one of the founders of the Olde Masters Art Class. She also served as a volunteer in the health care center and was chairwoman of the Newcomer's Club.

The family would like to give special thanks to Gladys' caregivers, particularly Robin McCorkle and her mother, Jackie McMullen, who contributed to the length and quality of her life. The McCorkles were like family to Gladys and she was so thankful for their love and care. A special thanks also goes to the many Hospice caregivers, especially Dandy, Jacquelyn, Jen, Stephanie and Lesley.

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City, NC (which Gladys' father co-founded). Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC. 28226 or First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344. Onlince condolences may be made at

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Memorial Service

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel

230 N 2nd Ave, Siler City, NC 27344

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