Glaze Family History

Arvel Glaze

Born: February 24, 1925  Died: February 7, 1990


Married to Nellie Laverne Humphries, October 26, 1943. Their children:

  • Thomas Luther Glaze

  • Sandra Diane Glaze

  • William Arvel Glaze

  • Robert Lamar Glaze, Sr.

  • Donald Garlon Glaze


Arvel Glaze was born February 24, 1925, in Rockdale County, Georgia, the son of Luther Marion Glaze and his wife Herman Artifical Kilgore. He was not given a middle name.


Arvel's childhood sweetheart was Nellie Laverne Humphries. On her thirteenth birthday, Arvel presented Laverne with the gift of a handkerchief, which one of their children still cherishes. Arvel and Laverne were married on October 26, 1943.  


Military Service:

During World War II, Arvel served in the United States Army. Family members confirm that he was a P.O.W. for a time, although he did not talk much about it.


While serving in the U.S. Army, he sent Laverne a "sweetheart poem" cushion. The cushion, blue with gold and red fringe, had the following poem printed on it:


Just for yourself, I LOVE YOU for the things you do.
Your heart that's always true.
Some win their way with favors or treasures they may own,
But you are dear to me SWEETHEART for your dear self alone


Arvel Glaze was a Firefighter for the Atlanta Fire Department (AFD) for 29 years. 

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March 07, 2017