Gladys Faye Adkins Barbour Emmett
Gladys Faye Adkins Barbour Emmett
  • December 8, 1942 - July 15, 2017
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

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Gladys Faye Adkins Barbour Emmett, 74, of Lynchburg departed this life on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of John Emmett. Born December 8, 1942, in Climax, she was the daughter of the late Fodie and Toy Adkins.

Faye was a member of Living Water Ministries, where Mac Almond is the pastor.

In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her first husband, Randall Barbour; son, Gregory Lee Barbour; and her brothers, Emmett, Otey and Vester Adkins.

In addition to her husband, Faye is survived by her sons, Tony Barbour (Christy) of Madison Heights, Phillip Barbour of Lynchburg; two step-daughters, Sharon Jennings (Randy) of Forest and Margie Craig (Wayne) of Java; one step-son, Allen Emmett (Debbie) of Spout Springs; two grandchildren, Jason Barbour of Lynchburg and Travis Barbour of Madison Heights; two sister, Patsy A. White of Keyland and Judy A. Pruitt of Blairs; niece, Kimberly Pruitt Puryear and her daughter Victoria of Blairs.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the nurses with Centra Hospice and the staff at Guggenheimer for their compassionate care and support.

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Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family, (434) 845-4521.