Gladys Punch McAlister



Gladys S. Punch McAlister – Born March 26th, 1923 in Maiden, North Carolina lived most of her life in Fayetteville on Westmont Drive. She passed peacefully into Heaven’s gates on May 2nd, 2017 at The Southerland Place in Brentwood, Tn where she had been living since the passing of her beloved husband Roy McAlister. She will be fondly remembered for her fun-loving nature, her most entertaining wit, and her generous spirit.

She worked for years in Jewelry and Accessories for Collins Department Store and as a Buyer in Jewelry and Accessories for Belk Hensdale always making shopping a pleasure for others as she truly loved style and fashion.
For many years, Gladys also campaigned for the American Heart Association.
She was a long-standing member of Haymount United Methodist Church for 70 years and an active member of the Barrington Bible Sunday School Class until Summer of 2015.
Gladys enjoyed people. She always took the time for serving others and was a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Winfield E. Punch and also by her loving husband, Roy W. McAlister who she Celebrated life with for 19 glorious years. After his death, she moved to Brentwood, Tn to live by her daughter for the past year and a half. She has shared her life stories and spiritual journey with many new friends over this time. Her humor was like sunshine… and she will be well remembered with smiles and laughter for a long time coming. Many thanks to her special friend and nurse Charles Lowery who gave so generously of his time and his heart.
She is survived by her daughter Jean Chandler of Shelbyville, Tennessee, her daughter Karen Dorroll of Brentwood, Tennessee, her son Richard Punch of Fayetteville, three Grandchildren, three Great Grands and several more Great Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 and the family will receive friends at 12:30 prior to the service. Burial will be at Cross Creek Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barrington Bible Sunday School Class of Haymount United Methodist Church or to Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tennessee.