By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Having moved to Madison only 10 years ago, some might say that Dolye Glass’s appreciation for the changes in Madison are slim. However, that is far from true. When Glass moved to Madison from Port St. Joe, he was following a job opportunity at Madison Church of God. Glass has been the Pastor there ever since.
However, coming to Madison 10 years ago was not Glass’s first time in Madison. He had actually lived here for two years in 1976. He came to Madison in 1976 to take a job at the First Assembly of God Church.
He recalls that when he first moved to Madison there were several stores and buildings that are no longer here. One memory is of Norris Pharmacy in downtown Madison, even before the remodeling of their building. Another memory of downtown is when Stone Fox used to be where the Madison County Community Bank is currently.
Glass remembers when Burger King was a shut down car dealership and before CVS was sitting across the street, there was an old Pic’n Save building. He remembers when Madison didn’t have a Fred’s and when the building that currently holds Hungry Howie’s and Subway wasn’t there.
Living in Madison has given Glass a great appreciation for the people here. “I love the people here. They are very good people and are very easy to get along with,” he explained. He loves the church that he works at and the people who attend there. He also enjoys spending his mornings with the men of the town at Burger King. This is something he has done for years, even back when they used to meet at McDonalds. He also enjoys hunting and fishing.
Another activity that Glass does for fun is watching Cowboy football. He has a grandson, Morgan Carter, who plays for the Cowboys. Glass has watched Cowboy football since he moved to Madison and has seen them make it to the playoffs several times. He has also seen them go to state two times, this year will be his third. He remembers that they won one of the state games and lost the other. He will be rooting them on this Saturday in their state game.
Doyle Glass and his wife Sherry have three children. They have one daughter, Jennifer Herndon, who lives in Madison. She has two sons, Morgan and Levi Carter. They have one daughter who lives in Perry named Vickie Rich. She has three children, Benjamin, Catie and Christopher Anderson. They also have one son who lives in Mt. Olive, N.C., who has three daughters, Allison, Ashley and Alexis Glass.
Anyone interested in being interviewed for this article can call 973-4141 and make an appointment with Kristin Finney, or may drop by Greene Publishing, Inc. any day before noon. Those interviewed must have lived in Madison for a large portion of their life, and be able to recall a few things that have changed since that time.