Doris Marian Rogers Bazzell, 88, of Lovedale died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on Sept. 16, 1925, in Lovedale, to the late Owen and Lille Gilstrap Rogers. She attended Central and Greenwood Schools in Jackson County, and graduated from Forest Lake Academy, Orlando in 1942. She attended Washington Missionary College in Washington, D.C. with a major in nursing, and worked as a nurse until her retirement. In 1946 she married the late Edward A. Bazzell, also of Lovedale, and they lived in Jacksonville, until retirement in 1974. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage and she enjoyed her flowers, gardening and bird watching. She also enjoyed many family gatherings and celebrations. Doris was an active member of the Marianna Seventh-day-Adventist Church where she served many years as Treasurer and Clerk.
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In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Wilma Rogers Lawrence, and brother, Herbert Rogers.
She is survived by her four children, Wanda B. Hobbs (Lerry) of Chattanooga, Tenn., Edward Wayne Bazzell (Joan) of Lovedale, Ron D. Bazzell (Patricia) of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Sheila Rene' Hines, of Lovedale; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna with Pastor Mike Burks officiating. Interment followed in Lovedale Baptist Church Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends and family at 1:30 p.m. at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 5, 2014