KINGS MOUNTAIN – Hazel Abbott Brewton Smith, 83, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Kings Mountain. She was born on March 18, 1931 in Bostic and was the daughter of the late Rev. James Monroe and Lizzie Thompson Abbott.
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Evangelist Smith was a member of St. Paul F.B.H. Church of Lawndale and later joined Full Gospel Holiness Church in Shelby. She was the matriarch of her family and a mother figure to many.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by; her husbands, Arthur Ernest Brewton and John Henry Smith; one son, Earnest Brewton; five brothers, Addie W. Abbott, Roosevelt Abbott, Walter A. Abbott, Charles L. Abbott and William Abbott; three sisters, Leandus Abbott, Hattie A. Petty and Beatrice A. Wilson; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.
Left to cherish her memories; daughter, Dennie B. Hartgrove (Randolph) of Shelby; three sons, Demorris L. Brewton of Wilmington, Lawrence L. Brewton, her caregiver for over 20 years of Kings Mountain and Robert L. Brewton (Tracy) of Gastonia; her siblings, Dr. Robert D. Abbott (Eva) of Shelby and Dr. Betty A. Alexander of Aliquippa, Penn.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers-in-law, Charles H. Brewton of Patterson, N.J., Johnnie B. Brewton (Betty) of Kingstown, Rev. Raymond Brewton (Priscilla) of Lawndale and Willie M. Brewton (Loretta) of Shelby; a sister-in-law, Hester Mae Smith of Shelby; two step-sons, Larry Smith of Shelby and Hogar Smith of Shelby; a step-daughter, Fairy Borders of Shelby; special friends, Eddie and Mona Henson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends a half hour before the service and at other times at 331 Holmes Street.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Jerusalem C.F. Church of God
Officiated by: Bishop Thomas L. McCluney officiating and Rev. Alfred Mullins delivering the eulogy
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Funeral home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.enloes.net.
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 30, 2014