Hazel Shelton Reagan

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Mary Hazel Shelton Reagan, 94, of Charlotte, formerly of Asheville, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Wesley Care Center in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Reagan, widow of William Taylor Reagan, was born December 13, 1908 in Swain County, NC to the late Joseph Clark and Miranda Hyde Shelton. She spent her early childhood in Fontana, NC, where her father was commissary manager for the Montvale Lumber Co. She received her elementary education at the Fontana School and later attended and graduated from Sylva Collegiate Institute in 1925. She was also a member of the first graduating class of St Joseph Hospital School of Practical Nursing in 1956 and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Asheville until she retired to care for her mother. In 1928 she was married to William Taylor Reagan of Weaverville. In the late 1930s Mr. and Mrs. Reagan moved to Asheville and Mrs. Reagan remained there until 1995. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church for more than 55 years and served as Sunday School teacher and children’s mission worker. She most recently served as an outreach worker ministering to homebound members until the early 1990s. She was also a member of the Salvation Army Auxilliary. In 1995 Mrs. Reagan moved to Charlotte where she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and a participant of the PALS ministry. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Reagan was predeceased by her son, William Shelton Reagan; two grandsons, William Shelton Haines and James Daniel Klintworth; four sisters, Helen S. Bishop, Ethel S. Jenkins, Myrtle S. Dean and Julia S. Shelton and a son-in-law, William Atwell Haines, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Anne R. Haines of Staunton, VA and Sarah R. (Sally) Klintworth and her husband, Edward D. (Dutch)Klintworth of Charlotte; four grandsons, James Atwell Haines of Washington, DC, Joseph Hamilton Haines of Staunton, VA, Edward Michael Klintworth of Charlotte and Steven Andrew Klintworth and his wife Colleen of Charlotte; four great-grandchildren, Samuel and Benjamin Klintworth of Charlotte, Cayce Klintworth and Kristy B. Mason of Greer, SC; six great-great-grandchildren, Shi and Preston Harvley, Tony Neal and Destiny, Hannah and Hunter Mason, all of Greer. She is also survived by the widow of her grandson, Lorrain K. Piche of Greer. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Mrs. Reagan leaves six nieces and six nephews, their spouses and children who have ministered to her in love and faithfulness for many years. They are Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Bishop of Webster, FL, B/Gen and Mrs. Tedd L. Bishop of Greenville, SC, Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Carolyn Bishop)Augustine of Wilmington, NC, Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Betty Bishop) Runnion of Winston-Salem, NC, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bishop of Blountville, TN, Gene Bishop of Charleston, SC, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dean of Smiths Station, AL, Mr. and Mrs. William (Dot Dean)Parker of Smiths Station, Mrs. Gayle Jenkins Bridges of Bryson City, NC, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Jenkins of Oakwood, GA, Mr. and Mrs. George (Janice Myers) Jarrette of Coconut Creek, FL and Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Karen Myers) Dillon of Margate, FL. She is also survived by her uncle, Otis Shelton of Maryville, TN and her brother-in-law G.E. Myers of Boca Raton, FL and many cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. James H. Johnson officiating and music provided by Mrs. Ellen Johnson and the Rev. Lindsay O’Rear. Private burial will follow with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday and request that memorials be made to West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806, PALS Adult Day Care, c/o Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or Billy Graham Evangilistic Association, PO Box 779, Minneapolis, MN 55440.

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  1. Dear Sally and Anne,
    My prayers and love to you and your families. 10 days ago I had knee replacement and am homebound until June 19.I wish I could be at the services but not able to get out. I know our moms are rejoicing in heaven.My love to all of you,

  2. Please know that you are in my prayers as you go thru this difficult time in life. I just learned today about Mrs. Reagans death. She was always an encouragement to me in my youth ministry. She loved the youth at West Asheville Baptist and they loved her as well. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead.

  3. Sally and Dutch,
    Carolyn and I share your time of grief with you. We assure you of our prayer support for you during this time. We love you. If we can help in any way, only let us know. Dixon and Carolyn

  4. Anne and Sally:

    I am very sorry to hear about your mother, but she lived a good life. I had not heard any more about her since she moved to Charlotte. I learned of her passing while at the Groce site to find memorials to my mother, Jo Alexander, your mother’s longtime neighbor. My mother passed away April 4. I suppose Caroline Harbin and Carl and Betty Bradley are all who remain from the old Middlemont-Harris crowd. I will certainly keep you in my prayers, because I enjoyed so much cutting your mother’s lawn when I was a kid. She was just a wonderful individual all the way around, and I remember she’d offer me iced tea on hot days and we’d just stand there and talk forever.

  5. Wonderful memories of growing up and knowing beloved Aunt Hazel. The friendship and love shared by my mother, Helen Shelton Bishop and Aunt Hazel was a guide to my love and friendship with my own sister.

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