Hazel Martin Glenn 95, of Edison died Friday Jan. 10, 2014 at the Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Ga. Her funeral will be a graveside service Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 1:00 PM in Evergreen Memorial Park, 3655 Atlanta Highway, Athens, Ga with the Rev. Ray Austin and Rev. Alan Mace officiating.
Hazel was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Jackson County, Georgia to the late Dilmus Benjamin and Connie Adams Martin. She was married to William A. Glenn on June 29, 1941, and they celebrated 57 years of a loving life together before his death.
After graduating from Martin Institute, Jefferson, GA, she attended and graduated from the Opportunity Business School in Washington, GA. She worked at the Christian College of Georgia in Athens, and then at the University of Georgia for 29 years.
Hazel was a member of the Professional Secretaries International and was chosen Secretary of the Year for the Athens area in 1970.
Hazel was a member of the First Christian Church, Athens for over 70 years and served as a Children's Sunday School Teacher, Chairman of the Worship Committee, an Elder and Secretary to the State Board of Christians Churches.
She was a lifetime member of the Garden Club of Georgia, and served as a volunteer at the Botanical Gardens of Georgia. Gardening and especially the growing of roses were a favorite hobby, and she loved sharing all the flowers she grew.
Genealogy and family research was an important part of her interest. She was a member of the Elijah Clarke, NSDAR Athens Chapter.
Her thoughts were always centered on her faith in God and how she could show her unselfish love to her family and friends. She was a gracious lady, never complaining and always thinking of others.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, John Glenn Ingram, Ft. Gaines, GA, six of her seven brothers, Harold Martin, Clinton Martin killed in World War II, Joe Byrd Martin (Myrtice), Walter Martin, Carl Martin (Jane), and Cecil Martin.
She is survived by her daughter: Connie Glenn Ingram and husband Tim of Edison, GA, a granddaughter: Paige Ingram Shiver, Camilla; great grandchildren: Sloan Faith Shiver and Sutton Glenn Shiver, of Camilla; a brother Clyde Martin and wife Frances of Jefferson; sisters-in-law: Helen Martin, Miami, FL, and Kate Martin, Jefferson; and many nieces and nephews, and several very special cousins.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 268 W Dougherty St., Athens GA 30601, or Gentiva Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell , Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Lunsford Funeral Home, Cuthbert is in charge of arrangements.
Lunsford Funeral Home
209 Court Street Cuthbert, GA 39840
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 12, 2014