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Monday, February 15 2021
Alan Ward Gaulding

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Prayers to all!
Posted by Rebecca Gaulding on 02/15/2021 - 06:48 PM
Fly high and soar with the eagles, watch over us all. You will be missed so much by many. So glad you are not hurting anymore and went home. We will all meet again one day. You will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Jerry, Tracey Rowsey on 02/15/2021 - 07:53 PM
Rest In Peace papa I will always love you with everything and ik your in a way better place rn and now you can actually see me grow up and become and great successful woman and mother like ik you want me to be I will always remember all the memories we had I am very upset at my mom that I wasn't able to give you my last goodbye bc if she never messed up and ruined a lot of my childhood i would have been able to spend lots more time with you and only if mama knew how much you meant to me I wish she could've just been a normal person and not have to make it all about herself and actually cared for her children and I wish you could of realized how much people actually love you but anyways I love you papa always and forever ❤️
Posted by Katlyn Cox on 02/15/2021 - 09:13 PM
My sincerest condolences. May God bless you all.
Posted by Sandra sanders. on 02/15/2021 - 11:33 PM
Ashley and Roy Henson I'm so sorry for ur loss I know he's in a better place and no more pain let me know if u need anything
Posted by Tammy henson on 02/16/2021 - 07:31 AM
Alan was a classmate of mine, Class of '72 Central of Lunenburg. My prayers and love to the family and friends. God bless.
Posted by Joyce Underwood Engnehl on 02/16/2021 - 09:19 AM
May God give you all strength and peace. Blessings Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 02/16/2021 - 12:34 PM
Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Posted by Allan and Nellie Cichorz on 02/16/2021 - 01:49 PM
Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Posted by Allan and Nellie Cichorz on 02/16/2021 - 01:50 PM
RIP buddy😇😇🥲🥲
Posted by Vernon Francisco on 02/16/2021 - 02:33 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. He will be missed but I will still have our memories.
Posted by Gail Berkley on 02/16/2021 - 04:14 PM
Go be missed
Posted by Peggy Depuy on 02/16/2021 - 04:53 PM
Sorry to hear. I remember when Papa used to take us to visit him and his family when we were little. Papa's mother, my great grandmother, was a Gaulding, so we are related. Heartfelt sympathy to the family. I know he is at peace in Heaven now. May God comfort his family during this time.
Posted by Mike Pettry on 02/16/2021 - 06:45 PM
So sorry for the family. We had a lot of adventures with Cousin Allan when Linda (Adams-Keefe) and I were much younger. Such as the bull chasing us on his family farm when we were little kids. He saved me and Linda from that crazy bull!! Lots of memories of him visiting Grandma and Grandpa Ward too! Havent seen him in many years, but will miss him just the same.
Posted by JOYCE HURST on 02/17/2021 - 10:12 AM
I love you daddy. You will always be close in my heart ♡
Posted by Afton Gaulding on 02/18/2021 - 12:22 AM
Alan, things in life right now have been insane and I HATE that I was not able to make it to Clarkes Funeral Home to show my respects to you publicly. But I also noticed you didn't want a full-on service and so that makes me feel a little better that I can take my time in commemorating your importance and impact on my life, as well as how much I will miss you and always remember you. To be honest, I haven't wanted to face the reality that you're gone, so I haven't done my commemoration yet, but hopefully I'll be ready soon. I just felt the need to at least comment here that I will never forget you and appreciate all the ways you impacted my life! To be honest, I'm glad you're free of pain though! HOOOLD ON TO IT! :)
Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 02/20/2021 - 08:01 AM

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Alan Ward Gaulding, 68, of Bracey, VA and formerly of Victoria, VA passed away Feb. 15, 2021. He was the son of the late William Carroll Gaulding, Sr. and Martha Ellen Ward Gaulding and brother of the late William Carroll Gaulding, Jr.  He is survived by his daughters, Ashley Henson (Roy) of Bracey and Afton Gaulding of South Hill, 6 grandchildren, Aubree, Trinity, Tyler, Katlyn, Colby and Alyssa. Alan loved his dog Skibo who was with him always. He loved being outdoors and trucking. He just wanted to be free. Alan wanted no services and wished for his cremains to be spread at some of the places along his trucking route. Anyone wishing to say a final goodbye to Alan is encouraged to stop by the Staples Funeral Home at 4PM on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. 

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