Hazel Church Greer

Amanda ElliottSpecial contributor to the Jefferson Post

September 17, 2012

Hazel Church Greer

Mrs. Hazel Church Greer of Todd passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 13, 2012 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She was 99.

Mrs. Greer was born in Ashe County to the late Ira Walter and Zora Belle Gentry Church. Hazel’s life was devoted to her family and caring for them. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and canning. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Herman” Greer of 74 years of marriage; three sons, J. Harold Greer, Donald Greer and Warren Greer; a daughter, Virginia Reid; three brothers, John Church, Franklin Church and Thea Church; and a grandson, Kenny Greer.

She is survived by four sons, Charles Greer of Todd, Dale Greer of Baltimore, Md., Joe Greer of Edgewood, Md., and Jerry Greer and wife, Valerie, of Todd; a daughter, Diane Roark and husband, Gary, of Jefferson; two brothers, Clyde Church of Kannapolis, and Paul Church of Forest Hill, Md.; four sisters, Paris Miller of Bel Aire, Md., Faye Roark of Newark, Del., Ann Adams of Huntsville, Ala., and Doris Stevens of Todd; 14 grandchildren, Wallace Greer and wife Alice, Angela Grubb and husband Ronnie, Keith Reid and wife Sherry, David Reid, Ronnie Greer, Robin Wright and husband James, Larry Greer and wife Olga, Gary Greer, Shari Greer, Stacy Greer, Donna Greer, Adrian Greer and wife Kristen and Amy Tilley and husband Paul; 15 great-grandchildren, Emiline Greer, Isaac Greer, Eli Greer, Rick Surber, Jr., Drew Surber, Kayla Reid, Ashia Reid, Tasha Baker, Daniel Greer, Nicholas Greer, Jennifer Greer, Joshua Greer, Jude Greer, Vaughn Greer and Ashley Tilley; seven great great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Doris Gentry Greer of Baltimore, Md., and Marie Greer of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Goodman and the Rev. Jimmy Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Graham-Greer Cemetery.

The family received friends from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Flowers were accepted or memorials may be made to: Graham-Greer Cemetery Fund, c/o Lillian Greer, 188B Bernard Bledsoe Lane, Todd, NC 28684.

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Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.