Glaze Family History
Death Notices: Atlanta Journal Constitution,
Thomas Glaze, was born March 5, 1912 at Walton County, Georgia, the eldest
son of James David Glaze and his wife, Violet Ramsden Glaze. Herman grew up
in the Walnut Grove/Loganville area, and as a child attended church at the Salem Methodist Church and later, Mountain View
Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.. Mr. Glaze took on family
responsibilities early in life due to the death of his father James David
Glaze, in an explosion at the Stone Mountain rock quarry in February, 1928,
where Herman also worked as a water boy. Mr. Glaze was an industrious man
who often held several jobs at once. During the 1930's he worked for the
Works Project Administration (WPA). Herman retired in 1975 after 36 years as
a school bus driver for Dekalb County Schools, during which time he also
drove his own children and grand children to school. When he first began
driving, he owned his own school bus, which he purchased with Dekalb County
School board backing. Mr. Glaze also worked as a night watchman for Chevron
for 13 years, and was also a Dekalb County Constable in the late 1930's. Mr.
Glaze and his wife owned and operated a grocery store, and mill on Peeler
Road in north Dekalb County for over thirty five years. He was well known
and well liked in the community. Mr. Glaze had a playful sense of humor
which he often displayed with children, especially his grandchildren and
Thomas Glaze is survived by his devoted wife of over sixty-four years,
Lillie Kate Hughes Glaze, and his siblings Claude Ramsden Glaze, Robert
David Glaze, Linnie Ruth Glaze, Edna Glaze Shiver; and his six children,
James Eugene Glaze, Sr., Beatrice Evelyn Glaze Coker, Ray Edward Glaze,
Kathryn Ann Glaze Bostic, Ralph Herbert Glaze, and Martha Nell Glaze Buice.
Mr. Glaze had 16 grandchildren, and 21 great grand children. He was preceded
in death by his brother Dr. Byram Hugh Glaze.
OBITUARIES: Herman Glaze, owner of grocery/mill
The funeral for Herman Thomas Glaze of Norcross, a retired owner of a grocery store and mill, will be at 4:30 p.m. today at R.T. Patterson Funeral Home, Norcross Chapel, with burial in Winters Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Glaze, 84, died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta.
Raised in Walton County, Mr. Glaze went to work at an early age after his father was killed in a rock quarry explosion at Stone Mountain.
Mr. Glaze held a variety of jobs over the years. For 36 years, he and his wife ran Glaze's Grocery, a combination grocery store and mill on Winters Chapel Road. "They sold the cornmeal that they ground there as well as meats and other items," said his daughter, Beatrice Evelyn Glaze Coker.
Mr. Glaze drove a DeKalb County school bus part time for 36 years.
Surviving in addition to his daughter are his wife, Lillie Kate Hughes Glaze; five children, James Eugene Glaze Sr., Ray Edward Glaze, Ralph Herbert Glaze all of Doraville, Kathryn Ann Glaze Bostic of Forest Park, and Martha Nell Glaze Buice of Norcross; four siblings, Claude Ramsden Glaze of Stone Mountain, Robert David Glaze of Carnesville, and Linnie Ruth Glaze and Edna Glaze Shiver of Covington; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
OBITUARIES: Herman Glaze, owner of grocery/mill., 06-09-1996, pp G10