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Gladys Hocum

Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Gladys Hocum, 80, of Wirth died Feb. 26, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Born Sept. 27, 1922, she was the daughter of Walter and Beatrice Newland Thompson.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Town & Country business office and was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons -- Doug Hocum of Platteville, Colo., Kevin Hocum of Arvada, Colo., Rollin Hocum of Cudjoe, Fla., and Brian Hocum of Wirth; a brother, Leroy Thompson; and a sister, June Tweed; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Milford Keith Hocum; two brothers -- Lawrence and Garland Thompson; a sister, May Dunn; and her parents.

Services were March 1 at Heath Oak Hill Chapel with Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery at Highland.

Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.