Gloria Jean Hembree

Gloria Jean Hembree, 81, of Bakersville, passed away April 29, 2016. She was a native of Ottawa, Illinois, and the daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Monterastelli. 

Gloria was a homemaker and a member of Moose Lodge No. 1959 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was also a volunteer for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts youth programs and enjoyed volunteering in the community where she lived.

Survivors include her husband, James Willard Hembree Jr., of the home; three sons, Craig James Hembree (Patricia), of Santa Rosa, California, Kurt John Hembree (Wanda), of Clovis, California, James Willard Hembree III, of Wilmington, North Carolina, two daughters; Christine Louise Ridgeway (Ron), of Chiefland, Florida, and Mary Emma Gillis (Joe), of Navarre, Florida; and four grandchildren, Jett, Daryl and Sierra Hembree, and Carl Gillis. 

A memorial service was 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Thomas officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383 P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

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