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Glenda Bolton Wheeles

December 9, 1938 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 78)

Glenda Bolton Wheeles, 78

Sylacauga, AL- Glenda Ree Bolton Wheeles, age 78, died peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Sylacauga, after a long bout with Parkinson’s and other ailments. Glenda was born December 9th, 1938 in Sylacauga, AL, the daughter of the late Ressie Ree Lewis Bolton and Hugh E Bolton. She graduated from B.B. Comer Memorial High School, where she was voted "sweetest" in her high school yearbook. She went on to win a full-ride scholarship to Auburn University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Engineering.

In 1961 she married Harold L. Wheeles. After the birth of their first child and Harold’s graduation from Auburn, they moved to Hendersonville, TN.

They attended various Baptist churches in the 5 states they lived in and are members of the First Baptist Church of Sylacauga (where she was baptized and got married).

They have enjoyed the friendship and support of the local chapter of the Shake, Rattle & Roll Parkinson's support group for many years.

Glenda is survived by her sister, Gail O’dekirk; her brother, Hugh Bolton; her husband Harold Wheeles; daughter, Joy Price of Dallas, TX; son, Kerry Wheeles of Chesapeake, VA; and 6 grandchildren, Brandon, Bailey, Bridget, Libby, Grace and Anna.

There will be a viewing on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, with a service immediately following at 6:00 p.m. in the Radney-Smith Chapel.

Let’s be honest, she would have liked flowers and chocolate, but would also appreciate any donations to the National Parkinson’s Foundation. (

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.

 Service Information

August 25, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 N. Elm Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Funeral Service
August 25, 2017

6:00 PM
Radney-Smith Chapel
320 N. Elm Ave
Sylacauga, AL 35150

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