Gale Gladys (Dendy) Alford

September 12, 1952 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 69)


Gale Gladys Dendy Alford, 69 of Highlands passed away Tuesday October 12, 2021. Gale was born September 12, 1952, in Macon County to the late Earl Dendy and Gladys McCall Dendy. Gale was a Dental Assistant for many years. She liked watching football and baseball, loved her animals and Olaf from Frozen. Gale was known for being a great alto singer and sang with the Dendy Family. Gale was a member of Goldmine Baptist Church where she served as church secretary. She was of the Christian faith and was a devoted servant for the Lord.

 Gale is survived by her husband, Steven Alford; a daughter, Rachel Alford Cotton (Ben); two brothers, Jack Dendy (Carolyn) and Mack Dendy (Robbie) all of Hayesville; a sister, Carolyn Carpenter (Tommy) of Highlands; a twin sister, Dale Roper of Franklin. Special nieces, Janet and Laura Dendy, Jacqueline Rhew and Abigail Crabtree.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday October 16, 2021, at Goldmine Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary McDaniel and Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Friday October 15, 2021, at Bryant Grant Funeral Home, Franklin. Pallbearers will be Timothy Crabtree, John McCall, Larry Dendy, Tommy Carpenter, Benjamin Cotton and Allen Rhew.

The family request in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the Mount Moriah Cemetery or Appalachian Animal Rescue Center of Franklin. 

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October 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Goldmine Baptist Church
1Goldmine Rd
Highlands, NC 28741

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