Hickory Daily Record,  Saturday, April 3, 2004

GAYLA N. McDade, of Clermont, Fla., passed from this world to her new and beautiful home on the 14th day of March of this year.
She is leaving her husband of 16 years, Larry McDade, and her two stepchildren, Scott McDade of Hickory, N.C., and Jennifer McDade of Atlanta, Ga. Gayla is also leaving her brother; two sisters; and mother to be with her earthly father, Harris Johnson and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her new home in Heaven.
No words can ever tell the pain of this loss to her family and all her friends.
As her husband I will love her and miss her smile every day till we meet again.
A memorial service will be held in Hickory, N.C. Arrangements have not been completed for this date.
A memorial fund in Gayla’s name in lieu of flowers is listed as follows: M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute of Orlando, 1400 S. Horn St./South Orange Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32806.