Velma Steen Nichols
GLASGOW – Velma Steen Nichols, 92, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.
A native of Barren County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Anderson Steen. She was a retired salesperson and branch manager for Stanley Home Products and was a member of First Christian Church, of Glasgow.
Survivors include one daughter, Jo-Ann Tolle, of Glasgow; one son, Wayne “Doc” Nichols and his wife Susan, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Steve LaForge and his wife Deb; Cindy Greer and her husband Bobby; Julie Nichols Ashmun and her husband Matt; Mark Nichols and his wife Shelby; Polly Nichols Guffey and her husband Matt; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Nichols; her son-in-law, James Tolle; one sister, Ruth Winn; and two brothers, Charles Steen and Lawrence Steen.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church or BRAWA.
Dr. Nelson A. ‘Doc’ Pott Jr.
LARGO, Fla. – Dr. Nelson A. “Doc” Pott Jr., 89, formerly of Glasgow, passed away June 10, 2013, in Largo, Fla.
He was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wisc. He graduated from Taylor High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. While attending Ohio State University he was a member of the Ohio State Marching Band and after graduation continued his love of the baritone as a member of the Ohio State Alumni Band going back each year to march with the band performing the Script Ohio. During the war while still attending school, he was appointed and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Enlisted Reserve Corps of the United State Army.
Doc and his wife, Mary Bell, moved to Glasgow in 1947 where he was one of the founding owners of Glasgow Animal Clinic. Being a veterinarian wasn't just a job for him it was a passion! He would often accept compensation in the form of eggs, corn or other farm produce. Cattle farmers throughout the region credited his development of “Pott Mineral” for improving the health of their cattle. During his years as a large animal veterinarian, he was also instrumental in bringing the Senapol cattle breed to the United States from the Virgin Islands. In 2009, he was selected to receive the Mario Gasperi Award, Senapol Breeder of the Year by the Senapol Cattle Breeders Association (SCBA). His love of animals didn't stop with cattle, but included Thoroughbred race horses. Doc's onetime dream of winning the Kentucky Derby led to his extensive research of Thoroughbred bloodlines and ancestry. His Thoroughbreds “Miss Georgia Lou” and “Beggars Ride” won many races at the smaller tracks.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Glasgow. He enjoyed participating in the Glasgow Community Band as well as the Bowling Green Area Community Band. For many years, Doc had a private pilot's license, but his greatest enjoyment was playing golf. One of his many accomplishments included a life membership awarded by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association for his contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bell Pott, and his parents, Nelson and Geneva Pott.
He is survived by his five children, Jennie Poynter (Joe), Nelson A. Pott III (Blakey), Mary Logsdon (Will), Anne Kelsey, Nancy Shoemaker (Gary); one sister, Joan Maujean; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life wake was conducted Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the home of Nelson and Blakey Pott. A combined memorial service for Nelson and Mary Bell will be conducted in 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Glasgow. Interment will follow at Cave City Cemetery, Cave City. The date will be announced at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Washington St., Glasgow, KY 42141.
Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.