Hazel M. Allen Brown departed this life on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Peyton House HospiceCare in Lewisburg, WV.
Born on August 7, 1921, in Ronceverte, WV, she was the daughter of Clarence Allen Sr. and Hazel B. Pack Allen.
Hazel “Sis” was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Ronceverte, and was a graduate of Bolling High School in Lewisburg.
In 1946, she married Homer M. Brown and moved to White Sulphur Springs, WV, where she joined the St. James United Methodist Church and became a homemaker and friend to many people in her neighborhood. Here she developed the joys of her life: singing hymns, reading her daily prayers/devotions, watching professional baseball (LA Dodgers), and watching soap operas.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer; son, Allen F. “Pete;” brothers, Clarence “Bussie,” and Henry C.; and sisters, Lucille B. Neil, Louise Allen, Rosalie Washington, Geraldine Allen, Hildeguard Allen, and Barbara Allen.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Carolyn Brown Bonds; grandchildren, Courtney N. Brown of Maryland, Alice M. Brown of White Sulphur Springs, Elizabeth Brown Gibson (James) of Michigan, and Allan L. “Cory” Brown Sr. of Michigan, “love-granddaughter,” Lisa M. Allen of Huntington, WV; daughter-in-law, Eleanor M. Brown of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Niklas Brown-Jones, Joshua R. Gibson, Allana Brown, and Allan Brown Jr.; “love great-grandson,” Dominic K. Allen; and sisters, Mrs. Marion Jordan of Maryland and Mrs. Betty Sears of New Jersey. Sis is also survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Brown’s homegoing services will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the St. James United Methodist Church. Family and friends may visit from 11 a.m. to noon, with services following. Interment will be at the Greenhill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peyton House HospiceCare, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
The Brown family wished to express sincere gratitude and appreciation for prayers, phone calls, and expressions of sympathy. They extend a heartfelt thank you to Home Care Plus, Peyton-HospiceCare staff, Miss Tracy Carter, and the directors and staff of Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the March 9, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.