December 18, 1923 ~ June 1, 2001

Born in: Watauga Co., NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden ~ Hazel Mary Harmon Rhodes of 123 Ball Gap Road, died Friday, June 1, 2001 at her residence.

A native of Watauga County, NC, Mrs. Rhodes was a daughter of the late Otis Harmon and Alice Cameline Ward Harmon and the wife of the late Donald Rhodes who died February 25, 2000. Mrs. Rhodes was also predeceased by two sisters, Reetha Lanning and Judy McCurry.

Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Moose Lodge #781 of Asheville and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her daughter, Donna Herndon and her husband, Buddy of Mt. Holly, NC; two grandchildren, Melony Carruthers and her husband, Scott, and Brandon Herndon and his wife, Jennifer; four great-grandchildren, Austin Herndon, Ethan Herndon, Sumerlyn Carruthers and Carson Carruthers; two sisters, Floy Tester and Birdie Keller, both of Sugar Grove, NC; two brothers, Frank Harmon and his wife, Ruby of Candler and Clinard Harmon and his wife, Linda of Sugar Grove, NC.

Services will be held Sunday, June 3, 2001 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. Reverend Raymond Johns will officiate. Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Donna and family: My love and sympathy is with all of you. Forgive me for not coming to funeral home but that is where both Mother & Daddy were and I can’t do it.

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  2. i played bingo with Hazel for several years . everybody loved her very much and will always think of her kindness and loving smile.we will miss her very much.

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  3. Hazel was one of the sweetest and kindest women I ever knew.
    She always had a big smile and a hug for you. I am sure she is in Heaven with Rhody walking those streets of gold with Jesus. God rest her soul for eternity.. At least she doesn’t have to suffer the earthly pain any longer.
    She will be sorely missed. Love ,Nancy

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  4. I just found out about Hazel’s passing yesterday. I sure wish i could have paid my respects in person. She was very loved and will be very missed by all she touched. I know you are in a better place Hazel, and God has taken a very special child home to be with him. i will love and miss you Hazel. Love, Tina (Asheville Moose Lodge)

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