Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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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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  • Walter Earl Kinslow Walter Earl Kinslow, 90, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday from 7 a.m. until time for the service.

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  • Alma Ruth Allen, 83, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Earl Kinslow, 90, of Glasgow

    Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Michael Franklin, 46, of Fountain Run

    Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Fountain Run Funeral Home, with burial in Old School Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday after 8 a.m. until service time.

    July 22, 2014

  • William Gobel Shaw Jr. William Gobel Shaw Jr., 79, of Glasgow

    Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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  • Reid Welsh, 75, of Edmonton

    Funeral services will be Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Wednesday, July 23, at 3 p.m. and continue at the funeral home until time of services on Thursday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Houston Riggs, 56, of Bonnieville

    Funeral services for Houston Riggs will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Rounsaville officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery at Upton. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. CST and after 8 a.m. Thursday at Sego Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • William E. 'Bill' Wade, 82, of Columbia, Md.

    A memorial service will be held at Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Ellicott City, Md., at 1 p.m. on July 26, 2014. A private burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 21, 2014

  • 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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