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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  • Mary Ann Ross Kerr, 99, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Mount Hermon Cemetery in Monroe County.

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  • Stephen Earl Biggers Stephen Earl Biggers, 60, of Franklin, Tenn.

    Stephen Earl’s wishes were to be cremated. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow.

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  • Kenneth Gray Sr. Kenneth Gray Sr., 93, of the Bon Ayr community of Barren County

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow will be in Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bassie Reable Webb Copass, 83, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday July 22, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Bro. John Jordan officiating. Visitation will be Monday 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.

    July 21, 2014

  • Janie Stinson, 68, of Munfordville

    Funeral services for Janie Stinson will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Bro. J.C. Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Roseburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Sego Funeral Home.

    July 21, 2014

  • Joyce Siddens, 60, of Smiths Grove

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    July 18, 2014

  • Stephen Earl Biggers, 60, of Franklin, Tenn.

    His family is planning a gathering for family and friends at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. More obituary information and service details will be announced as soon as they are available.

    July 18, 2014

  • Tresa Ann (Kennison) Kinslow, 54, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday and continue until time of services.

    July 18, 2014

  • Maude Frances Adams Maude Frances Adams, 75, of Columbus, Ind.

    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Lowell General Baptist Church, 200 W. and South Line Road, Columbus, Ind., with the Revs. Glenn Poynter and Larry Fields officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th Street, Columbus, Indiana, and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of services at the church. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery.

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  • Paul Keith Stiltz, 76, of E. Prairie, Missouri

    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Noble Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

    July 18, 2014