OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Mrs. Hazel Smith Musselwhite, 79, of Ocean Isle Beach, formerly of Lumberton, passed away on March 30, 2014.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton, the Rev. Leslie Sessoms officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.
She was born in Robeson County on Jan. 6, 1935. She was a beloved mother and sister to her family as well as many friends that she met through life's journey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Thomas Musselwhite; her father, Kelly Smith; her mother, Mary Owens Smith Thompson and her stepfather, Ulysses Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, Edward Smith, Howard Smith, Johnson Smith and Jimmy Smith.
Mrs. Musselwhite is survived by her daughter, Joann and husband Hoyt W. Booth of Holden Beach; her sister, Betty Smith Ford of Virginia Beach, Va.; her brother, Bobby Smith and his wife Kathleen of Lumberton; her brother-in-law, Wayne Musselwhite of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; her sisters-in-law, Jayne Fountaine of Charlotte, Bonnie Smith and Belinda Smith, both of Lumberton, Gloria Smith of New York and Rose Smith of Greenville, S.C. In addition, she is survived by 11 nephews; six nieces; and numerous extended family members and friends that she loved dearly.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc., 809 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton, and other times at 5105 Live Oak Lane in Lumberton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Sharon United Methodist Church, 2163 Boones Neck Road SW, Supply, N.C., 28462.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net.