Dayton, TN —  (August 2018) Gladys Best, the Rhea County Register of Deeds, who is retiring in September was honored on the Dayton Courthouse Lawn with a Tennessee House Joint Resolution honoring her for her 56 years of service.

Gladys was also honored with a bench in her honor on the courthouse lawn given by the Rhea County Republican Party.  On hand were many friends and family as well as state officials.

Resolution 1133 was signed by the speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Speaker of the Senate Randy McNally and the Governor Bill Haslam as well as Representative Ron Travis, who made the presentation.  Also on hand for the presentation was Rhea County Executive George Thacker.

Gladys said, “I was very surprised by the gift and I am very honored.”

Tennessee House of Representatives (31st District ) Ron Travis said, “Gladys deserved this recognition.  It is an amazing thing she has done.  To serve the county so well for 56 years is a testament to her character.”