Hazel Flynn

  • Born: May 10, 1929
  • Died: April 24, 2019
  • Location: Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hazel Mae Flynn of Rutherfordton passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, surrounded by family. Born in Rutherford County, May 10, 1929 to the late George and Biddie Horn Chapman, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Chapman.
In Hazel's tenth year of school, her mother's illness and subsequent death required that she leave her education and provide assistance at home with her siblings. She was a loving daughter, caring sister, and devoted mother.
Hazel was first and foremost a homemaker who loved to cook and keep a spotless home. She was known for her kindness, her courtesy and consideration to others, but mostly for her devotion to the rearing of her four children. Later in life she worked for fourteen years as a housekeeper with Environmental Services at Rutherford Hospital.
Hazel is survived by four children, Danny Flynn and wife Beverly of Rutherfordton, Barbara Dale of Conover, Patsy Painter of Forest City, Jerry Flynn of Green Hill, and an "adopted" daughter, Cathy Ellenburg of Rutherfordton; surviving siblings, Bob Chapman (Marie) of Forest City, Lib Tessineer of Rutherfordton, Jack Chapman (June) of Forest City, Ann Splawn of Rutherfordton, and a sister-in-law, Dot Chapman of Ellenboro. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Christy Hodge (Boyce), Heather Ferguson (Drelle), Jessica Smith (Brian), Jason Painter, Brandon Flynn, Nathan Flynn and eight great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Oak Grove Nursing Center for six and a half years of tender, compassionate care, and Hospice of the Carolina Foothills for their attention and kindness to Hazel in her last months of life.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Caroleen-Avondale-Henrietta Cemetery with Reverend Paul Flynn officiating.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. I remember Hazel as being a hard working woman that loved and took care of her fa and ily. Her kids were her life. Being my grandparents neighbor i seen what a good lady she was. Its been hard on yall watching her go from wonderwoman to the fraile little thing shes become, but starting now she'll be just fine, she'll rest with God today! There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. My prayers are with you all at this time!

Posted by Stephanie Langley - mooresboro, NC - Family Friend   April 27, 2019

My prayers are with the family. May this bring your family closer. She would be overjoyed

Posted by Kennehmm Mathis    April 27, 2019

Patsy I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Mama I know she will be missed.She was always the sweetest little lady Love to you and all the family

Posted by Janice Martin - Ellenboro, NC - Friend   April 27, 2019

Danny, Barbara, Patsy and Jerry - You are all in our prayers. Aunt Hazel was always the sweetest woman to me. We all thought the world of her and she made the best meatloaf!! Praying for comfort and peace. Love you all - Annette

Posted by Annette Broome - Fort Mill, SC - Family   April 26, 2019

Danny, Barbara, Pasty, Jerry and families. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of our childhood years living there on Middle Street in Caroleen. You were blessed to have such a loving and caring Mother. No Mother could have been more devoted to her children and to taking care of her family. As we age and look back to our early years, I think we more fully appreciate the great sacrifices our Mom's made and the hardships and hard work they endured to provide a loving home and nurture and support their children as they grew to adulthood. Hazel was a wonderful lady and I'm sure my Mom and Dad were there to welcome their friend and neighbor as she ascended to God's heavenly kingdom. May God give you comfort and strength. Danny Brown

Posted by Daniel Brown - Cornelius, NC - Family Friend   April 26, 2019

Danny. And Beverly, &other family, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you have been for many years now. I loved Hazel...and was privileged to have know this precious lady! May God bless you at this difficult time and always. Love and sympathy, Yvonne Pepper.

Posted by Yvonne Pepper - Albemarle, NC - Family   April 25, 2019

I did not get to meet Hazel, but being friends with her son, Danny Flynn, I felt like I knew her through all the memories he shared with me daily of his sweet Mother. I know she loved her children very much. She will be missed and never forgotten. We will continue sending prayers for the family.

Posted by Monica Cochran - Marion, NC - Family Friend   April 25, 2019

Our thoughts & prayers for Danny & family. Love & sympathy -Yvonne, Debra & Gary

Posted by Mr & Mrs Gary Sadler - Franklin, TN - Family   April 25, 2019

I have enjoyed taking care of Hazel. She always laughed when she saw me. She probably thought I was crazy lol. Hazel was such a sweet soul. I'm so so sorry for the families loss. Please know you guys are in my prayers and forever in my heart!

Posted by Candance Manick - Marion, NC - Friend   April 24, 2019

To Jack and June Chapman and Barbara Dale. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Pansy McCraw - Ellenboro, NC - Friend   April 24, 2019

Danny & Beverly, You both are in my thoughts and prayers! I will continue to pray for you and your family during this most difficult time!! Lv, Shonda Bright

Posted by Shonda Bright - Bostic, NC - Coworker   April 24, 2019

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