Gladys B. Coman

Feb 20, 2014

1928 — 2014

CANTON — Gladys Brown Coman, 84, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at her residence.

Gladys was born Nov. 12, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Annette Haynes Brown.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Love Armstrong “L.A.” Coman Jr.; and a son, Love Armstrong “Chip” Coman III.

Gladys was a lifelong resident of Haywood County. She attended Clyde High School, Western Carolina Teachers College at Cullowhee and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gladys taught school in Durham City schools and Canton High School. She was a member of Canton Central United Methodist Church and an affiliate member of Cruso United Methodist Church.

Gladys is survived by one son, Matt Coman and his wife, Lisa, and a granddaughter, Bailey Marie Coman, of Canton; a godchild, Marcy Coman Scott, of Canton; a brother, Milton “Bucky” Brown and his wife, Gladys Brown, of Clyde; and two nieces, Deborah Strum and Susan Brown.

A service celebrating the life of Gladys will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Jeff Powell will deliver a eulogy. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Chip’s Chapel Maintenance Fund, c/o Boy Scouts of America Camp Daniel Boone Council, 333 W. Haywood Street, Asheville, NC  28801.

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