OBITUARY

Glenda Storey

September 17, 1940December 22, 2018
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Glenda Huber Storey, 78, of Pine Mountain, GA went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Mrs. Storey was born September 17, 1940 in LaGrange, GA to the late William Homer Huber and Thelma Mae Davis Huber.

She enjoyed music and playing piano, which she did for many years in various churches. She was an avid tennis player and a certified tennis instructor and a USTA life-long member.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Huber; sister, Norma Carlson and nephew, Jeff Cox.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Alton Eugene Storey; sons, Glenn (Susan) Storey of Roanoke, AL and Gary (Tammy) Storey of Sharpsburg, GA; grandchildren, Laurel Storey, Carson Storey and Gracie Storey; sister, Janyth Davis and sister-in-law, Joy Rowley.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in LaGrange, GA. The Celebration of Life will begin at 2:30 pm. Burial will follow at Meadow Way Memory Gardens in LaGrange, GA.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Jeff Cox at www.fightcf.cff.org/give

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636

  • FAMILY

  • William Huber, Father
  • Thelma Huber, Mother
  • Alton Gene Storey, Husband
  • Glenn Storey, Son
  • Gary Storey, Son
  • Laurel Storey, Grandchild
  • Carson Storey, Grandchild
  • Gracie Storey, Grandchild
  • Janyth Davis, Sister
  • Norma Carlson, Sister
  • Larry Huber, Brother
  • Jeff Cox, Nephew
  • Joy Rowley, Sister-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Carson Storey
  • Tony Matheny
  • Ken Evans
  • Barry Cooley
  • Bill Tatum
  • Aaron Huber

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Glenda Storey. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Glenda was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Glenda was born at the hospital in LaGrange, Georgia. She was the daughter of William & Thelma Huber. Glenda was raised in LaGrange, Georgia. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Glenda was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Glenda's personality throughout her life.

      Though Glenda was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Glenda was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Glenda worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Glenda was raised with three siblings. She had one older sister, Norma, one older brother, Larry, and one younger sister, Janyth. Glenda and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Glenda was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Glenda was always tactful. One thing Glenda will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Glenda had a number of interests and was an active child. Glenda took part in softball. In her spare time she liked to read mystery books.

      For Glenda, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Glenda was also adept at details. Glenda was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Troup County High School in 1958. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was Math.

      There was one thing that all of Glenda's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Glenda was such a popular person throughout her life. But Glenda was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Glenda was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Glenda was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Glenda was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Glenda was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Glenda made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Marie Denney. Later in life, she became friends with Ann & Frank Mullen.

      Glenda was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Glenda cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On November 26, 1966 Glenda married Alton Eugene Storey at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of LaGrange, Georgia. Compassionate and devoted, Glenda worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Glenda and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Glenda was blessed with two children, 2 sons, Glenn & Gary. They were also blessed with 3 grandchildren, Laurel, Carson, and Gracie. Glenda was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Glenda was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Glenda would listen before she would act.

   
   Taking her work seriously came naturally to Glenda, and she expected the same from those around her. Glenda was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Glenda was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Glenda handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was certified tennis instructor for many years. She was employed for Metropolitan Insurance Company for 10 years. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Glenda enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts.
Her favorite pursuits were playing tennis.

      Glenda was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Glenda was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Recreational sports included playing and teaching tennis. Glenda also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were tennis and football, but loved all sports.

     Her keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Glenda to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Glenda did her fair share of volunteer work. And she wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. Throughout her later years,
Glenda was an active member of the USTA Tennis Organization.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Glenda well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of Baptist Tabernacle. She also taught children's choir at Western Heights Baptist Church. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      
Not only did Glenda enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places.
Favorite vacations included going to Panama City with her family.

   
   Glenda was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Buddy, a Dalmatian, who was a best friend for 12 Years.

     
 Since it was easy for Glenda to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since she was practical and cost effective, Glenda was ready when that day to retire finally came in 1999. Her new life involved relocating to Pine Mountain, Georgia. In retirement, she found new pleasure in playing tennis with friends. Even in retirement, Glenda stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Glenda passed away on December 22, 2018 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. She had a heart attack. She is survived by husband, Gene; her children, Glenn & Gary; her grandchildren, Laurel, Carson, and Gracie; one sister, Janyth. Services were held at Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home. Glenda was laid to rest in Meadoway Gardens, LaGrange, Georgia.

 
     
Glenda was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Glenda was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Glenda Storey.