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Lucas Avenue Baptist Church
Saturday February 6th, 2021

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Ed Hazel




James Edwin Hazel, Sr.




James Edwin “Ed” Hazel, Sr, age 89, and husband of Jo Ellen Kesler Hazel, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton. 


Born in Laurens on April 22, 1931, he was a son of the late Frank Gregory and Lucia Owens Hazel. Ed was a US Army Korean War Veteran and was a member of the VFW. He was a co-owner of Laurens Tire and Recapping and later a co-owner of Superior Auto. He was a member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church for 67 years where he was recently honored as a church usher with 60 years of service. 


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a son, James Edwin “Jim” Hazel, Jr and wife Jan; a daughter, Janet Hazel Garrett and husband Kirk; grandchildren, Jill H. Rodgers (A.F.), Jared E. Hazel (Jacqui), Kirk Garrett, Jr., Keri G. Burroughs (Andrew); 6 great-grandchildren, Shaun, Brooke, JennaLee, Jesse, Jacob and Jason.  


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Michael Post. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 


Memorials may be made to Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, 101 Lucas Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.





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Jo Ellen and Family,
We were so saddened by the loss of Beazel. He was such a calm, kind person who was a role model for everyone. He was always smiling. Wish there were more people like him.
We love you!
Jimmy and Susan

Jimmy and Susan Todd Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. Mr. Hazel was such a good man. I remember him from church and the tire store. Always kind and soft spoken. I will remember your family in my prayers. With Love, Sharon Sluder

Sharon Sluder Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Jo, Jan, & Jim and all the family. Ed was such a caring and sweet man. We only have great memories of him and his life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for each of you in this sad time and know that we are thinking of you.

Brenda B McNuer Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

With a heavy heart I extend my sympathy to Jo, Janet and Jim. May the memories of a life well lived comfort you. Another friend finds his eternal home, God bless each of you and his fiends.

charles metz Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

May memories bring you comfort and peace. Praying for you for the days to come and strength to get through . Ed was a sweet Christian man and was loved by many. Love and prayers

Betty Ann Spires Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ed Hazel

Michelle Wright Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

A great man a great friend and a great neighbor. But most of all Ed lived a great Christian life. What else could be said

Gerald Abercrombie Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

Jo Ellen, Jan and Jim, our hearts were saddened when I read about Beazels death. We had a lot of fun times together when you and my dad worked at Todd Distribution. Beazel was always so kind to all of us. I know you will all miss him but he is in his eternal home now. Know that we love you all and we are praying for grace and comfort in the coming days. Our love to you!!!

Lynn & Barney Harris Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

Rest in peace, Uncle Beazel. You were loved; you were respected; and you will be so very missed.

Donna Hazel Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Jo, and whole family, I am so so sorry to read about the passing of Mr. Hazel. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love ya'll!
Kevin, Jeri Lynn Nobles
Jerry & Nancy Smart

Jeri Lynn Nobles Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

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