Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Obituaries

November 9, 2012

Veterans found in family trees

GLASGOW — Like so many people of my generation, I have two grandfathers who served during World War II. One was in the Army and the other in the Navy.

When the war ended, my fraternal granddad, Wesley James Brown Sr., left military life in favor of civilian work. He did several things, most notably he like to raise hunting dogs and he worked a stint as the chief of police in Columbia, Miss. The best photo I have of him is during his tenure as chief when one of his dogs would go to work with him. The local newspaper thought it made a great feature story, and I suppose it did.

I’m certain he did important work serving and protecting the citizens of the small town of approximately 6,000 residents.

My maternal grandfather, William Maurice Horton Sr., left the Navy after the war. He was a fireman on a submarine. He went to work for offshore companies, which took him to places around the world. He became a ship captain and that kept him away from home. In 1970, he gave up life on the water and settled down to own his own country store.

My grandfathers are indicative of so many men of their generation. They served their time to fight for the freedom of their children and their grandchildren. Some were asked to serve in war zones, such as Granddad Horton, while others provided support at home, as Granddad Brown did.

Meanwhile, their families sacrificed daily luxuries for the good of the war. They served in their own ways, some by working in factories, others by providing support to one another. There was a common cause that unified so many.

Veterans Day is a celebration of those who serve and for the families of those in military service.

James Brown is editor of the Glasgow Daily Times. He can be contacted by e-mail at jbrown@glasgowdailytimes.com.

 

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  • William Foster Doolin William Foster Doolin, 87, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Fountain Run Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Friday.

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  • Amy Pearl Barrett, 88, of Edmonton

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

    April 17, 2014

  • Carol Ann Payton, 71, of Glasgow

    The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Bearwallow Baptist Church.

    Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Bearwallow Baptist Church, with Rev. Stanford Dixon and Rev. Glenn Woodard officiating.

    Interment will be at Bearwallow Cemetery, Horse Cave.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jacky Thomas Wells Jacky Thomas Wells, 61, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with cremation to follow.

    Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday.

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  • Milton B. Woodcock Milton B. Woodcock, 64, of Austin

    Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Union #1 Church.

    Visitation will be after noon on Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Union #1 Church.

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  • Jacky Thomas Wells, 61, of Glasgow

    Funeral arrangements for Mr. Wells are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

     

    April 16, 2014

  • Billie Frank McDowell Billie Frank McDowell, 67, of Burkesville

    Funeral service will be Saturday, April 19, at noon, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, with Rev. James Starks officiating.

    The family will receive friends on Friday, April 18, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  • Elizabeth Ann Bowman Montell, 80, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral services will be noon on Friday, April 18, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, with Brother Brett Miles and Brother Gary Emberton officiating.

    Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday 6 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

    Burial will be in Skaggs Creek Cemetery.

    April 16, 2014

  • Odelia Edwards Broady Odelia Edwards Broady, 98, of Horse Cave

    Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

    Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. until service time Thursday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home.

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  • Burnis Hellard, 92, of Hillsboro, Ohio

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

    April 15, 2014