Gladys Fay Atnip age 71 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning July 16, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. She was born February 9, 1950 to her parents, the late Derald Eugene and Dorothy Mae Yates McVae. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Atnip; 3 sons, Michael, Bobby and Shannon Goad. She was a homemaker and garment factory worker. Ms. Gladys is survived by her daughter, Lynda Garrison of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, Heather (Austin) Slater, Brianna (Aaron) Butler, Lynda Goad, Amy Goad, Brittany Newby, Kat Garcia, Michelle Goad and Michael Shane Goad; several great grandchildren; sister, Angela Booze of Oklahoma; 2 brothers, Darrell and Robert McVae both of Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Beverly Doreta Cripps, Ellen Moore and Fay Cantrell all of Smithville. The family has honored Ms. Gladys request to be cremated and no services are planned. Her cremains will be buried with her late husband Billy at Whorton Springs Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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