I knew Hazel at Ga Southern where she and Carlton Humphery,Dr David Ruffian and Roy Powell were all wonderful teachers and friends.I can see her clearly in my memory and extend my sympathy to her family.She was a good person and educator.
All pain is behind you now. You will always be for me the Audrey Hepburn look-alike of our youth--sprightly and forever entertaining!
Bon Voyage, Hazel, on life's final adventure!
Suzanne & David Heath, Snellville, GA
Hazel, you will be greatly missed. God's blessings to your family.
Judy Heid Alverson, Jennifer Heid Hendrix and Matthew Heid Alverson
I had the rare opportunity of siting at Hazel's left side as her stage manager and student for many many years. I have never regretted all the years I spent at the old Columbus College…it allowed me more time to learn from Hazel the intricacies of working in theatre, to learn from Hazel the art of directing, to learn to read ALL the directions on a test, and to learn from Hazel the art of projecting your voice loud enough that the actors can hear their notes wherever they may be hiding in the building…
It is to Hazel that I owe my success in my work in live entertainment. After many years in college Hazel finally pulled me in her office and told me to “get out of college and start working theatre”…and I did…now 30+ years later I am still working in live entertainment producing shows every day.
If it hadn't been for Hazel I may very well still be haunting the back halls of the old college theatre…
In my years at Columbus College I crossed several generations of theatre majors and saw Hazel be a mentor to each new batch of majors. She would challenge them to reach higher, work harder, and try to figure out that if they were a car, what kind of car they would be…
I will always remember the fun and laughter…your whispered comments on actors…your loudly voiced comments on acting…the nights of fellowship we all shared after the rehearsals at the local late night hang out…the parties at your home…
Hazel, you will be remembered and missed…..
Hazel. You were a huge part of our lives for several years. Your boisterous chatter when 'discussing' with Robert at the Fine Arts Hall at then Columbus College will not be forgotten. YOU were never ever hesitant to say what you thought. Don't ask Hazel if you don't really want to know, lol... A treasure you were for us... Robert and I were both very happy for you and the new life YOU chose to have. Nobody can ever say that you did anything in a small way. You were the voice everywhere. YOU gave my husband hope that he could be more than he ever thought he could be. Me? You were a friend. We will all miss the Hazel we knew in whatever decade we knew her. Love to her family always.. Just keep on keeping on as Hazel did.