It is with much sadness that I will try to write the obituary of my husband. He was the son of Jesse and
Elizabeth Smith Amburgey of Bath, Ky., in Knott County. He was born January 8, 1906, and departed this life on
January 28, 1975, making his stay here on earth sixty-nine years and eight days.
Glaydon fathered and reared six children who loved him dearly and always respected his wishes and
demands. His children who were a long way from home during his illness were so good to help care for him.
His children are: Betty Lou Hunley, Lakewood, Ohio, Bruce Bates, Huntsville, Tennessee, Sherelene
Rhoden, Jacksonville, Florida, Donald B. Amburgey, Cleveland, Ohio, James R. Amburgey, Lebanon, Ohio, and
Francine Brunty, Cleveland, Ohio.
Glaydon joined the Thornton Regular Baptist Church at Mayking, Ky., in 1951. Being unable to travel, he
later moved his membership to Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church at Blackey, Ky.
Glaydon and I were married at Jeremiah, Ky., in 1943 and had (32) happy years together. He labored hard
for our survival; yet most of the time was unable to work, but worked anyway. We all loved him and hope to
meet him in a better world than this.
The sadness of his departure is almost unbearable for me. I loved him so much, but I pray that our family
will all meet him again someday.
Written by his devoted wife,
Dona Hale Amburgey