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Sara Twisdale

d. August 3, 2023

Sara Ann Twisdale, wife of the late David W. Twisdale and a resident of Willis Wharf, VA, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023, at her daughter’s residence. A native of Birdsnest, VA, she was the daughter of the late Elton Gladden and the late Amie Killmon Gladden. She was a retired Supervisor for Signet Bank in Norfolk, VA.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Clayton and her husband, Paige, of Birdsnest; a son, Louis Earl Spry and his wife, Brenda, of Elizabeth City, NC; three grandchildren, Tony, Troy and L.E.; five great-grandchildren, Candace, T.C., Page, Dylan and Jackson; and 1 great-great-grandchild, Jayce. Sara was predeceased by her six sisters, Elinor G. Dyckman, Daphne G. Joynes, Vivian G. Scott, Betty Jean G. Harrison, Ethel G. Forkum and Juanita Fletcher.

A graveside service will be conducted Monday, August 7, 2023, at 11:00AM at Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery

9202 Seaside Road, Marionville, VA 23408

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