Billie Jo Hazelwood, 82, of Kingston, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 17, 2013, while surrounded by loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Hazelwood; parents, Osa and Luther Guffey, Kingston; and special friends, Betty Ruffner, Irene Griffin and Eva Kennedy.
She is survived by her son, John W. Hazelwood and wife Debbie, Harriman; daughters, Judy Hazelwood, Kingston, and Joy Brewer and husband Oliver, Nashville; grandchildren, Jennifer Kennedy and husband Bill, Kingston, Wendy Tinker and husband Dion, Coalfield, Heather Lawson and husband Doug, Harriman, and Justin Hazelwood and wife Lisa, Rockwood; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Dylan Brown, Knoxville, Morgan Wolfenbarger, Coalfield, Keegan and Caleb Kennedy, Kingston, Keaton Jones and Carly Lawson, Harriman; sisters, Barbara Hunter, Harriman, Peggy Carter, Michigan, Patricia Guffey and husband Chuck Hightower, Columbia, and Brenda Bredwell and husband Jimmy, Kingston; a host of nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mary Herrell and Edith Hazelwood; and brother-in-law, Roy Lawson, all of Kingston.
She was a familiar face in Kingston, having helped to establish the first library at Cherokee Elementary School. She worked many years at a Kingston laundromat and was always at her grandchildren's clogging events and softball, baseball, football and basketball games. She was called Nanny by most everyone.
Funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Kingston, with Pastor Kyle Beverly officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Hazelwood Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com