Mildred May Hazell

December 2, 1924 ~ May 26, 2020

Mildred Balding Hazell, 95, of Sulphur peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Mildred was born on December 2, 1924 in Clareton, Wyoming to James and Mary Balding. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters; her husband, Dwight D. Hazell; a daughter, Darlene Bunch; a son, David Hazell; and two granddaughters, Laura Kroske and Jennifer McGill. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn  Guidry (Daniel) of Sulphur, Marilyn Kaefer (Bob) of Burrell, FL, Wilma Madison (Ken) of  Millersville, MD, Joetta Clay (Lee) of Haughton, LA; sons, Terry Hazell of Moss Bluff,  and Allen Hazell of Sulphur, 23 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

Mildred loved to travel and work in her flowerbeds. She loved her dog “Star”, her cat,” Kitty Kitty”, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She will forever be loved and missed by everyone who knew her.

 A private graveside service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Big Woods Cemetery of Vinton. 

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  1. Mary and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories always shine brighter than your sadness of today.

  2. I am Sylvias daughter and remember when Dwight and Mildred would always stop in to see Mom and us 5 kids. We had a gas station and they would always stop by on their way to Branson. Diwight would give mom 20.00 but she would always slip it back in his pocket when they left. Mildred was always so happy. Im glad I have these memories of her. She will be greatly missed.

  3. We were so sad to hear about Mildred, we were fortunate enough to have met her at Dwight and Josie's house in Arkansas. Josie would talk about her often, she will be greatly missed. We are keeping you all in our prayers. Jim and JoAnn Bretzman

  4. Mom is so sad. She is sending her prayers. I will remember all the happy times with Aunt Mildred. She is truly a happy sole and has a peaceful spirit.

  5. I probably talked with Mildred longer than anyone else at the family reunions—and that is saying a lot, considering that wonderful and entertaining bunch! Mildred felt like more than a family member to me; she felt like a long-lost friend. Man I loved our conversations. What a wonderful, God-inspired life she lived, and my heart goes out as she transitions on to the next phase of God's plan. 

  6. Dear Hazell family
    I am so sorry for your loss. So many good memories growing up across the pond and visiting through the years. Praying for God to comfort all in the time to come.
    God bless you all
    Elaine Koonce Dawson

  7. After working with D.D. and Alan for many years, I
    know she must have been a special person. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.  You have my deepest sympathy. 

  9. I am so sorry for your loss . It is like losing mom again . I know you are hurting as it hurts to remember the past and not be able to go back. Hope to see all of you soon when able to travel . She  looks so much like mom that there was no doubt they were sisters. Thanks again for all your family did for mom over the years . God bless all of you . 

  10. I really loved seeing Mildred at the reunion every year.
    She will be missed dearly.
    Sincerely, Geraldines (Jeans) granddaughter – Mariah

  11. Mrs. Hazell was priceless for me and my family. We loved her dearly and will never forget her. So sorry we can’t be there for you all. 

  12. So sorry to hear about Aunt Mildred. It was nice the times I got to visit her and Uncle Dwight.

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