Hazel Spears, age 82, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Hazel was born February 14, 1937 in Polk County to the late Buster Green and Ollie Pritchard Green. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Hazel had a daycare at her house where she cared for young children for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Krzywicki; two sisters and a brother.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Rena Byers of Shelby; three sons, Roger Byars (Lori) of Mill Spring, James Byars (Doris Whitehurst) of Hendersonville and Robert Spears of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Jeanette Kelly of Montana, Sarah Franklin of Mill Spring and Janet Pack of Tryon; two brothers, Johnny Parker of Rutherfordton and Duke Parker of Columbus, NC. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
At the request of the family, no formal services will be conducted.
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