Gladys Rich


Mar 12, 1935  Mar 10, 2018

Asheville – Gladys Maxine Parham Rich, 82, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home.

A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, Mrs. Rich had worked for a brief time for Connie’s Fashions, and as a cook at Downy’s Diner. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and craftwork.

Mrs. Rich was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lena Mae Woody Parham, and the wife of the late Albert Burgan Rich, who passed away March 30, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her sisters: Amy Revis and Lois Franklin; and brothers: Garland and Ralph Parham.

Surviving are her children: Sandra K. Brazil and husband Rex, Donna L. Ketchum and husband Willard, Debra J. Rich, Danny B. Rich and wife Carolyn, Darryl Samuel Rich and wife Elaine, and Marvin Harold Rich; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Plemmons; brothers: Joe Parham, Bobby Parham, and Jerry Parham; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stanley Peek and Rev. Garry Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.