Hazel (Peel) Seymour(1922 - 2014)

Hazel Peel Seymour, 92, of Crystal River, FL, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Hospice House of Citrus County. She was born in Gainesville, FL on January 6, 1922 to Luther and Susan Vickers Peel. Her early years were spent in St. Petersburg, FL where she attended local schools. After marriage to Harry Randolph Seymour and travel during WWII, she spent many years in Bartow and Spirit Lake, FL before relocating to Ozello, then Crystal River.
She was preceded in death by husband Harry and her brothers Hubert, Howard and Lucian Peel and sister Sylvia Peel Jones. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Peel of St. Petersburg; daughter, Jan Seymour Ashworth of Crystal River; daughter, Brenda Seymour Brown and husband Walter; granddaughter, Lisa Brown Riker and husband Dallas, all of Homosassa, FL and granddaughter Christina Brown Shumway and husband Cliff, of Crystal River. Also great grandsons Cody McCary of Staten Island, NY and C.J. Shumway of Crystal River and great granddaughters Rita Arnett of Homosassa and Jessica and Amy Shumway of Crystal River. Hazel will be missed by her little dog, Mocha.
She was employed for more than 30 years at Ben Hill Griffin Citrus Plant in Bartow, a job she loved. Hazel was an excellent seamstress and gardener, and a wonderful Southern cook. She was an accomplished bowler and enjoyed participating in tournaments throughout the United States. She belonged to the 600 Club and the Queens, and twice converted the 7-10 split successfully. She enjoyed bowling until she was over 90 years. Mrs. Seymour was a lifelong Baptist and a member of the First Baptist Church of Old Homosassa, and looked forward to worship service each Sunday. Her beloved Lord guided and comforted her greatly as she went to rest.
A graveside service will be held on Fri., May 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Fero Memorial Gardens, 5891 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Old Homosassa, 10540 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa, Florida with Rev. J. Alan Ritter officiating. A fellowship reception in the church hall immediately follows. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions in Hazel's memory would also be appreciated and may be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills. www.ferofuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Fero Funeral Home with Crematory
5955 North Lecanto Highway Beverly Hills, FL 34465
(352) 746-4551

Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 29, 2014