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Rabun Creek Baptist Church
Tuesday July 12th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Rabun Creek Baptist Church
Tuesday July 12th, 2022

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Hazel Petty Christie

Hazel Petty Christie


Hickory Tavern, SC


Hazel Petty Christie, age 89, of Hickory Tavern, and wife of Roy Maynard Christie, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022.


Born in Gaffney, SC, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Susie Coleman Petty.  Hazel was a graduate of Gaffney High School and formerly held the title of “Miss Gaffney”.  Over the years, she held various jobs including Roses and at a law firm in Gaffney but her life was made full by being a fulltime homemaker.  Hazel was an active member of Rabun Creek Baptist Church for over 50 years and the JOY Sunday School Class.  She loved her church family and served in several capacities.  One such was as leader of the Senior Adult Ministry which was her passion, as well as teaching.  Hazel enjoyed traveling, crafts, visiting shut-ins, and having fun with her “old folks” including her sister.  Hazel lived by this: The joy of the Lord, her strength; a merry heart, her gift!


Surviving in addition to her husband of over 70 years are her son, Steve Christie (Charlene); sister, Ruby Moore (Robert); grandchildren, Ray Avery (Jennifer) and Charles Avery; great-grandson, Cylas Avery; and three nieces and one nephew.


In addition to her parents, Hazel was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Christie, and her siblings, Thelma Parris, James Petty, Carl Petty, and Buddy Petty.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Rabun Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jayson Payne and Rev. Leland Nelson with burial following in the church cemetery.


The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rabun Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Trust, 17045 Hwy 101, Gray Court, SC 29645 or Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Roy. Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss of Hazel. She was a very sweet person admired by all in the community. We hope and pray your days ahead will be much brighter. James Earle Tumblin Jr and Judy Boyds Mill Pond Rd Hickory Tavern SC .

James E Tumblin, Jr and Judy Jul 13 2022 3:50 PM

Mr Roy
I am so sorry to hear of Ms Hazel's passing, she was a special lady. Keeping you in my prayers
Gail Bouknight(Baldwin Automotive)

Gail Bouknight Jul 13 2022 11:28 AM

Praying for you and family in this time of grief and loss, she was a blessing to all who knew her

Curtispitts Jul 12 2022 3:18 PM

Roy and Steve, our thoughts and prayers are sent to you for comfort and peace. GOD bless and keep you.

Joe and Susan Campbell Jul 12 2022 11:57 AM

Roy, Steve , Charlene, Ruby and family; it is with a broken heart I am sending you these heartfelt condolences as Hazel was and has always been one of my most favorite people in the entire world! Always with a smile and a kind word she exuded Jesus Christ to everyone she met! She loved her family, God, her church and I know she loved me as I do her!! She will be missed! I love all of you and will be praying! Please forgive my absence as I am in the hospital just having had back surgery. Will check on you ASAP! God bless you all dear friends!

Laurie Maness Jul 12 2022 2:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hazel Christie

Catherine R Holder Jul 11 2022 2:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hazel Christie

Blanche S Robertson Jul 11 2022 12:08 PM

I am Praying for Mr. Roy and the Family during this Time. Ms Hazel was a very Special Lady. She Loved her Lord and now she is Rejoicing in Heaven.

Brenda Hartline Townsend Jul 10 2022 6:03 PM

So very sorry for your loss,Mr. Roy, Steve, and Charlene. Mrs. Hazel was such a sweet soul. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Donna Allen Jul 10 2022 2:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hazel Christie

Peggy Bullard Jul 10 2022 1:44 AM

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