Gladys Elizabeth (Scruggs) Fulcher

Born: Wed., Oct. 12, 1927
Died: Fri., Sep. 20, 2019

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Gladys Elizabeth Scruggs Fulcher, 91, a long-time resident of Prospect, died peacefully at her home on Friday, September 20th, 2019.

Gladys was born in Buckingham County on October 12th, 1927 to the late William Madison and Eula Bergen Scruggs. She was the youngest of 10 siblings.  She married the love of her life, Joseph Hoover Fulcher on June 8th, 1951 at the Methodist parsonage in Pamplin, Virginia and cherished each other for 68 years. They had one son, Joseph Madison Fulcher of Prospect, and one daughter, Ann Fulcher Simmons (Rick) also of Prospect.

Gladys began working at Craddock-Terry Shoe Factory in 1943, and retired in 1989 after working as a shoe cutter for 46 years. She was a lifelong member of Prospect United Methodist Church.  She loved cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends. She was also passionate about her yard work, especially raking at the church.

In addition to her husband and children she is survived by two grandsons, Ben (Angelia) Fulcher, and Jake Fulcher, both of Cumberland County; and four great-grandchildren, Kristen, Kayla, Lauren, and Chance “Lil’ Man”; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, PO Box 216, Prospect, Virginia, 23960.  A graveside service will be held at the Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, on Monday, September 23rd, at 11:00 am, with the Rev. Amy Beth Coleman officiating. Shorter Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A graveside service will be held on Monday September 23, 2019 at 11:00AM at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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Howard Bucknam
   Posted Sat September 21, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of your loss.


Iris (Bucknam) Austin
   Posted Sat September 21, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May your faith see you thru this time. We are thinking of you and remembering the family in our prayers.

Mike &Freida Hensley
   Posted Sat September 21, 2019
Anne & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.🙏

Diana Allen
   Posted Sun September 22, 2019
Anne, so very sorry to hear about your Mom. Hardest thing is losing your Mom, but take comfort in knowing that she is not suffering any longer. You have wonderful memories and you have been a good daughter.

Janet Keith
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
I am thinking of the entire Fulcher family with the loss of Gladys. My mother, Emma Patterson, formerly of Prospect is my mother. She often spoke of Gladys and her family. I met Ann when Mrs. Fulcher was a short term patient at Appomattox Health and Rehab. Sending sincere sympathy and prayers.

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