WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Hazel Belcher Ryals, 90, of Wrightsville, entered into eternal rest, Friday afternoon, February 27, 2015 at a Columbia S.C. hospital where she had been living with her daughter since November of 2014. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Ryals was born October 5, 1924 to the late William "Billy" and Maude Scarboro Belcher. She was a graduate of Wrightsville High School which is now Johnson County High School. Mrs. Ryals was employed with Spring City Knitting Co. for 30 loyal years. After her retirement, Mrs. Ryals became very active with the Johnson County Senior Citizens Program and was asked to work in the Senior Citizens Office where she devoted her time for an addition 12 years. She was an active member of the Joy Club and Kite Homemaker Club. She loved cooking and baking, gardening, bird watching. She loved her family very much and will be missed by many. Mrs. Ryals was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church. She was very devoted to her church and made sure that God was always first in her life. Funeral services will be held at Nails Creek Baptist Church, Tuesday morning, March 3, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ryals is survived by her two daughters, Linda Thomas (John) of Columbia, S.C. and Martha King of Augusta; four grandchildren, Angela Hersking (Erik), Melissa Addis (Scott), Jennifer Carcamo (Omar) and Jason King, nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Brantley-Powell Funeral Home Monday night, March 2, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M. Pallbearers to serve at Mrs. Ryals service will be Omar Carcamo, Erik Herskind, John Thomas, Jason King, Sam Herskind and Rex Powell. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Nails Creek Baptist Church at 1881 Nails Creek Road, Bartow, GA 30413. Brantley-Powell Funeral Home has charge of arrangements for Hazel Belcher Ryals.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 2, 2015