Hazel Hughes Howell passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at her Royal Oaks residence.
She was born in Summerville (Chattooga County) in 1928, and was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. and Mary Bridges Hughes, and three brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Howell served as an administrative assistant to the secretary of state of Georgia in the late 1950s and then traveled widely for a number of years with her husband, Frank, with his career at Lockheed.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Howell of Dalton. On April 6 Hazel and Frank would have been married 70 years. Also surviving are two brothers, Morris (June) Hughes of Fayetteville and Dewey (Martha) Hughes of Dalton; nieces and nephews, Jean (Henry) Davis of Leary, Shirley (Allin) Butcher of Lake City, Fla., Leah Hughes of Atlanta, Morris (Sheila) Hughes of Molena, Donna (Troy) Saunders of Jenkinsburg, Lynn (Johnny) Huddleston of Fayetteville and Dale Strickland of Fayetteville; several great-nieces and nephews.
While working and traveling with Lockheed, the Howells made many special friends in Canada, Europe, Turkey and Libya. After retiring, they lived at Lake Arrowhead near Canton where they added many close friends. The family is grateful to the staff at Royal Oaks, the wonderful sitters (Freda Boring, Tammi Willis and Rhonda Smith), and to the Hamilton Hospice staff for their love and excellent care.
A memorial service is at Royal Oaks in Asbury Hall on April 8 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Jim Kilgore officiating. A graveside service will be on Little Sand Mountain in Chattooga County at a later date.
The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Family Promise of Whitfield County, P.O. Box 2162, Dalton, GA 30722, or to Little Sand Mountain Cemetery Fund, 2728 S. Little Sand Mountain, Armuchee, GA 30105.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
Published on March 28, 2017