Saturday 4th December 2021

Mary Hazel Pack

Our amazingly wonderful mother Mary Hazel Pack entered the Gates of Heaven on November 23, 2021 in

Glasgow, Kentucky where she resided since the death of her beloved husband, Donald

  1. Pack, in 2002. She was born on July 27, 1921 in Irvine, Kentucky to Rachel (Lytz)

Harlow and James S. Harlow. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to the coal

mining town, Fleming-Neon, Kentucky, where she continued to live and work in the

community store prior to being appointed postmaster in Fleming in 1964 – a position

she held for the next twenty years while also being the co-owner of the P&Q clothing

store she opened and managed with her sister, Thelma Quillen, in the late1950s in

the same community.


After retirement in 1984, she and her husband sold their businesses and moved to

Winchester, Kentucky where they bought a beautiful home on five acres just a few

miles from Lexington, Kentucky – the home of their beloved Wildcats sporting teams.

During their time in Winchester she and her husband became two of the founding

members of the Grace Baptist Church in Winchester, Kentucky – now the largest church

in this growing community.


Mary Hazel was the mother of two sons – Dr. William Gary Pack, who now lives in

Thompsons Station, Tennessee with his wife Jackie, and James Keith Pack, who

currently resides with his wife, Judy, in Glasgow, Kentucky. She is also survived by

five grandchildren – – Donna Peck and her husband, Sean, of Virginia, Dr. Brian Pack

and his wife, Dr. Shanna, of Glasgow, Kentucky, Dr. Robert Pack and his wife, Ruth,

of New Hampshire, Cameron Powell and his wife, Becky, of Georgia, and Melina Stevens

and her husband, Andrew, of North Carolina, She is also survived by nine great

grandchildren as well as many nephews, nieces, and devoted friends scattered

throughout the country. She also had one sister, Thelma Quillen, and seven brothers

– Vernon Harlow, Thurmond Harlow, Clarence Harlow, Carl Harlow, Harold Harlow, and

William (Bill) Harlow who all preceded her in death.


Born shortly after the end of World War I and living through the Great Depression,

World War II, the Korean Conflict, as well as all that followed, Mary Hazel became a

dedicated advocate of a strong work ethic. She began working as a clerk in the Curry

clothing store in Neon, Kentucky at 17 while still in high school. After graduating

from Fleming High School in 1939, she continued her working career nonstop until her

retirement in 1984 while also being the mother of


two “very active, creative, and mischievous boys” who loved and respected her

greatly.😇 Her number one goal in life was to promote those two boys and their

families by doing all she possibly could to assist them in gaining the best

education and lifestyle possible.


Beyond all that, she took great pride in all aspects of her home. She was a “dog

person” all the way, and she always had and cared for her “special dog”. We were all

blessed to have known her and benefited from her wisdom and love throughout all the

years. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. We are all keenly

aware of what she contributed and meant to all of us. A celebration of her life will

be held in Glasgow, Kentucky at the Hatcher – Saddler Funeral Home at 9 a.m. on

November 27 followed by burial at the Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine, Kentucky at 3

p.m. that afternoon. Due to Covid-19 and the Thanksgiving holiday, the funeral will

be live streamed from the Hatcher – Saddler Funeral Home at


In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you consider a donation to the

Heritage Fund established under her name at the First Christian Church located at

1100 N. Race Street in Glasgow, Kentucky 42141.