Hazel Gronert (1921 - 2017)

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Hazel Gronert entered into rest on June 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be at St. Teresa of Avila Church with Father Ingram officiating on June 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Pall Bearers are Charles Tolliver, Shannon Tolliver, John Carr, David Carr, Scott, Carr, and Gavin Carr.

Hazel was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921 to the late Claire Dale Carter and Lavina Catherine Buckle Carter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James H. Tolliver of 33 years, her second husband, Lloyd Griffith of thirteen years, and her third husband, Frank Gronert of seven years. She was also preceded in death by four of her five brothers, and her three sisters. She is survived by her brother, Lloyd Carter and his wife Peggy Carter, her children Charlotte Tolliver Carr and spouse John Carr MD of Augusta, Charles R. Tolliver of Hawthorne, FL, and Janice Tolliver Schmidt and spouse Bill Schmidt of Concrete, WA. She is also survived by multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren, stepchildren, step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their spouses.

Hazel lived in Sheffield, AL until she married James Tolliver in 1941. She moved to West Palm Beach, FL where she lived for over sixty years. She worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 21 years as a stenographer. After outliving each of her three husbands, she moved to Augusta, GA in 2006 and has lived at Brandon Wilde Life Center until her death.

She was an active member of St. Teresa of Avila's Church. She was a competitive ballroom dancer, and she was a member of Atlantis Country Club until 2006 when she moved to Florida. She was an avid golfer, loved horseback riding, and reading.

Interment will be at St. Teresa of Avila's Columbarium at 10am on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The family will receive friends at Elliot Sons Funeral Home on Columbia Road on Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Teresa of Avila's Building fund.


Published in The Augusta Chronicle from June 13 to June 14, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Elliott Sons Funeral Home
4255 Columbia Road | Martinez, GA 30907 | (706) 868-9637
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