Hughes, Elizabeth Mabel Binker Glock, Ph.D.,
died peacefully after a long illness with cancer on June 28, 2016 under Hosparus care at Regis Woods Care and Rehabilitation Center and was cremated.
Born Elizabeth Mabel Glock on August 6, 1946 in Pewee Valley Hospital, Oldham Co., Kentucky, she was immediately nicknamed Binker, a name she legally added later in life. She is survived by her only sibling Milton Frederick Valentine (Fred) Glock, Jr., and cousins from both sides of the family. She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth Shackleton (Betty) Glock and Milton Frederick Valentine (Milt) Glock, Sr of both Sleepy Hollow and Middletown, KY. A 1963 graduate of Eastern High School in Middletown, KY, she obtained a B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, an M.A. from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She lived most of her life near Atlanta, GA, was married to Steve Hughes for 20 years and divorced in 1991. A freelance writer, she wrote for many commercial clients and online magazines; leaving a body of unpublished fiction work. She loved music, speleology, taekwondo, travel, science fiction and particularly St. James Anglican Church in Sandy Springs, GA.
Her cremated remains will be interred in a family plot with an Anglican service at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY at 12:15 PM September 15, 2016; friends and relatives are welcome to assemble at the Grinstead Drive entrance before noon to be led to the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. James Anglican Church (5975 Mitchell Road NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328) or Hosparus (3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205).
Published in Courier-Journal on Aug. 18, 2016.