Gladys L. Starnes Fluitt Herrod

Mrs. Gladys L. Starnes Fluitt Herrod, went to her eternal rest on July 25, 2018 after a very long illness. Gladys was born to loving parents, Mr. Lee Edward Starnes and Mrs. Alice Emily Simons on September 4, 1930 in Hill, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Mr. Frank Starnes and wife Elzy C. McNaughton; maternal grandparents H. F. Simons and wife Malinda Lou C. Goldman; her father Lee Edward Starnes and mother, Alice Emily Simons. A brother Henry Franklin Starnes, sister Sandra Sue Starnes Huffman and Robert Dan Fluitt, the father of her children. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 33 years, Billy Ray Herrod, daughter, Barbara Ann Fluitt Turner, son, Robert Dan “Red” Fluitt, Jr. grandson, Jason Mark Johnson and wife Jeanine, sister R. Merle Starnes Kieswetter Lay. Great grandchildren Morgan, Mason Hudson, and Blake Johnson, Emily and Daniel Salter, Julia Elaine and Jillian Lloyd and a close nephew John W. Fluitt Jr. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends as well as her cat Mr. Tommy Herrod. Gladys was an avid fisher lady, she loved to hunt and her yard and flowers were her passion. Her home was like Grand Central Station. Friends were always welcome as there was always a few pots of delicious food simmering on the stove. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Donald Rudd officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield Those honored to serve as Pallbearers were: Mark Johnson, Adam Johnson, Mason Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Alan Stegall, and Pat Pulley. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be sent to the Wounded Warriors Association in Gladys name. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online by visiting

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