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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    Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Patton Funeral Home, Park City chapel. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial in Cave City Cemetery.

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  • Martha Jean Britt Elkin, 77, Bowling Green

    Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green chapel, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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  • Christine Duke Driver, 91, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church, with burial in the Pleasant Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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  • Michael Edward Tubbs, 53, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time for services at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

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  •  Allene Isenberg Wood Allene Isenberg Wood, 89, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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  • Mary Louise Froggett, 94, of Edmonton

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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  • Searoba “Robie” Lawson, 71, of Munfordville

    Funeral services for Searoba “Robie” Lawson will be 5 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Munfordville Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

     

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  • Virginia Elizabeth Sparks Bowles, 93, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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  • Jack B. Simpson (Jackie Ben), of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.

    Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.

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  • Artie Marie Puckett, 89, of Munfordville

    The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 31, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 1, at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Bro. Ben Benningfield and Rev. Scott Kerr officiating. Interment will be at Munfordville City Cemetery, Munfordville.

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