BLOOMFIELD -- Hazel Jewell Lawrence, 98, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield.
Born Sept. 11, 1908, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joseph Ben and Eva May Cumpton Stafford, she lived in St. Louis for several years where she retired from the V.A. Hospital. In 1941, she returned to Bloomfield. She and her husband operated a grocery store in Aquilla where she was also an active member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church.
On Nov. 18, 1926, she married Everett Lawrence who preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.
Also preceding her in death were one brother and one sister.
Survivors include: one sister-in-law, Mildred Mayo of Blytheville, Ark., and special friends Denver and Pauline McMillan of Aquilla.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. The Rev. Cotus James will officiate.
Burial will follow in the North Antioch Cemetery near Bloomfield.