The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


December 15, 2012

Libby Glasscock McDaniel

— Elizabeth “Libby” Anne Glasscock McDaniel, 60, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Libby’s faith, family, friends, church, and students were of utmost importance to her.

The visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Greenview Funeral Home in Florence. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Florence with the Rev. Mike Pope officiating. Family will receive friends at a reception in the church following services. Interment will be in Greenview Memorial Park.

Libby is survived by her husband, Pelter Clark McDaniel of Florence; mother, Marjorie Hudson Glasscock; brothers, Sam Harold Glasscock and wife Lorraine, and John Owen Glasscock, all of Florence; nieces, Dr. Leigh Marie Seamon and husband Jason of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Krista Kathryn Glasscock of Atlanta; great niece, Samantha Ruth Seamon and great nephew, David Michael Seamon, both of Grand Rapids; children, Lori Clepper and husband David of Molena, Ga., and Carter McDaniel and wife Ashley of Killen; grandchildren, Jordan Clepper and Sawyer-Ann Clepper of Molena, and Ethan McDaniel of Killen; uncle, Jere Samuel Hudson of Huntsville; mother-in-law, Gertie McDaniel Grissom of Florence; sisters-in-law, Mary Kathryn  Scarborough and husband Jim of Vancouver, Wash., and Nancy Gilmore and husband Jimmy, of Birmingham; and brother-in-law Ray McDaniel and wife Dottie of Grand Junction, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Owen Glasscock; and grandparents, Sam and Beatrice Coburn Hudson, and James Fletcher and Ada Sharp Glasscock. 

She was blessed to be nurtured by numerous members of her extended family of the Glasscock, Hudson, Coburn, Sharp, and McDaniel families.

Libby was a member of Florence First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Almon Sunday school class and Wesley Ringers Bell Choir. Formerly, she was a member of Athens First United Methodist Church where she taught first-grade Sunday school and vacation Bible school for many years and was in the bell choir and Coleman Sunday school class. Her faith was also strengthened by being a member of the Shoals Emmaus Community.

Libby taught kindergarten in Athens at Julian Newman Elementary School for 38 years and was selected as Elementary Teacher of the Year for Athens City Schools during her career. She was dedicated to her young students and the teaching profession. She also was an adjunct instructor in elementary and/or early childhood education at Athens State University for approximately 20 years.

A native of Florence, Libby graduated from Bradshaw High School in 1970 where she excelled in academics and was very involved in extracurricular activities. Her college degrees were earned in elementary and/or early childhood education at Florence State University (B. S., 1974), University of Alabama (M.A., 1977), and University of North Alabama (Ed.S., 1985). At Florence State University she was the first recipient of both the Keller Key for academics and the Turris Fidelis Award for service.

Pallbearers will be David Clepper, Carter McDaniel, Dr. Jim Scarborough, George Perkins, John Cecil Hudson and Alan Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. Jason Seamon, Steve Cook and Darin Aderholt.

Heartfelt thanks to: Dr. Lyman Mitchell, Dr. Warner Huh, UAB gynecologic oncology nurses and staff, and Southern Patient Care.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to: Spectrum Health Foundation, 100 Michigan Street NE, MC 004, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or online at; please designate Libby Glasscock McDaniel Endowment;  Florence First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 415 North Seminary Street, Florence, AL; or Ray Cemetery, c/o Regions Bank,  P. O. Box 160, Rogersville, AL.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at Arrangements are being handled by Greenview Funeral Home.

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