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Gladys Irene (Palmeter) Sikes
September 15, 1929 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Gladys Irene Palmeter Sikes of Wallace, NC, passed from her earthly life on Monday, December 4, 2023 while at Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Born in Georgetown (SC) on September 15, 1929, she is the daughter of the late James Robert and Addie Roberts Palmeter. She is also preceded in death by her husband—Lee Montague Sikes, Jr.; a son—David Sikes; and several siblings.
Left to cherish her memory are her children—Herman Allen Sikes and wife Linda of Wallace and Patricia S. Martin and husband Bill of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law—Pat Sikes of Mint Hill (NC); grandchildren—Brian Sikes and wife Robyn of Rock Hill (SC), Eric Sikes and wife Leah of Gastonia, and Whitney Crandall and husband Paul of Clarksville (TN); and great grandchildren—Madeleine Sikes of Rock Hill, Olivia Sikes of Rock Hill, Greyson Sikes of Gastonia, Zarek Sikes of Gastonia, and Haidyn Crandall of Clarksville.
Mrs. Gladys was a true southern lady in many facets of her life. She managed the Wallace DMV office for forty-three years and, during that time, grew to know the Wallace area and its people very well. She also enjoyed giving back to the community and was a member of the Wallace Rescue Squad for twenty-five years, along with assuming an active role in the Duplin County Association of Rescue Squads. In her spiritual life, she was life member of the First Baptist Church of Wallace and served in many roles and capacities during this time. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution, in memory of Mrs. Gladys, to the First Baptist Church of Wallace, 408 West Main Street, Wallace, NC.
A service to celebrate her life is set for 11:00 a.m. on December 7, 2023, in the First Baptist Church of Wallace. The family will greet friends at a visitation prior to the service at 9:45 a.m., in the church fellowship hall, and at other times at her residence. Officiating will be the Reverend Jacob Capps.