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Services

Clyde Ferrell obit photo

Clyde R. Ferrell

10/24/1925 ~ 09/18/2017

Services will be held: 09/22/2017

William Bill Casterton obit photo

William “Bill” Casterton

12/23/1942 ~ 09/17/2017

Services will be held: 09/21/2017

Ruth Stephenson obit photo

Ruth Revels Stephenson

11/24/1930 ~ 09/17/2017

Services will be held: 09/20/2017

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Kenneth Michael Wells

09/24/1968 ~ 09/14/2017

Services will be held: 09/18/2017

Donald Johnson website

Donald Howard Johnson

05/14/1961 ~ 09/14/2017

Services will be held: 09/18/2017

Jean Smith obit photo

Jean H. Smith

09/05/1936 ~ 09/13/2017

Services will be held: 09/16/2017

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Cathryne Price Richbourg

11/9/1921 ~ 09/12/2017

Services will be held: 09/19/2017

Caylin M Lacey- Thomas in heaven

Caylin Marie Lacy-Thomas

07/24/2017 ~ 09/08/2017

Services will be held: 09/16/2017

Hazel McClure



Hazel McClure Obit Photo

10/09/1921 ~ 09/08/2017

Hazel McClure, of Raleigh, passed away on Friday.  She was 95.

She was born on October 9, 1921 in Louisburg to the late James Herbert and Frances Caroline Boone.  It was there that she met her future husband, William Wilson McClure, Sr. (Bill), a high school agriculture teacher.    Married in 1941, they lived in Franklin and Johnston Counties before settling in Wake County in 1960.

Known for her cooking, especially her biscuits, pound cakes and chocolate chess pies, Hazel managed the inside of the household while Bill handled all things outside.  When Bill joined with four other men to form what would eventually become Aversboro Road Baptist Church in Garner, Hazel was the quiet force that gave him strength to overcome obstacles along the way.  She gave up her living room for weekly choir practices until the church had its own building.  In return, Bill gave up space in his garden for Hazel’s row of flowers.  Her expertise with a sewing machine was rivaled by none, and perhaps her most ambitious project was making Pat’s wedding gown.

As grandchildren came along, she became known as Nana, a name that sticks to this day.   Nana did laundry, made those famous biscuits, and baked cookies as the needs and wants of the grandchildren arose.  She always had a smile, a hug and a kiss for those who would reciprocate.  She was especially fond of the old adage “if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”  And, like her father, she always had a container of lemon drops not far from her chair.

Nana was predeceased by her husband, Bill, and by her older sister, Athlea Boone Shelton, of Speed, NC.  She is survived by her younger sister, Mary Toney of Garner.  She is also survived by her three children and their spouses; Bill and Jean McClure of Raleigh, Jim and Pat McClure of Cedar Point and Fran and John Wooten of Raleigh.   Nana had seven grandchildren; John David Wooten IV, Chris Wooten (Samantha), Mike Wooten, Nate Wooten (Melissa), Kimberly McClure, Sara McClure Aharon (Scott) and Hannah McClure; one great-granddaughter, Sawyer Aharon; and four nephews.  Lastly, Nana always had a smile and a hug for her favorite niece and god-daughter, Anne Boone Shelton Urquhart of Speed, NC.

The family wishes to thank those who gave special care to Nana; Amy, Lottie, Rita, and the nursing staffs at Rex Healthcare and at The Oaks at Mayview.  In lieu of flowers, Nana would have requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, at Montlawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.


Visitation


Service

09/16/2017

2:00 PM

Montlawn Memorial Park
2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603

A graveside service will be held at the above location on the date and time specified.

Guestbook

  1. Kathy von St. Paul

    I am so sorry. Memories will help you make it through this. My prayers are with you!
    Kathy

  2. Kimberly and Eddie Digh

    Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kim and Eddie

  3. Rita Perry

    Mrs. Hazel was a beautiful person inside and out. She will truly be missed. May God comfort you in the loss of your love one.
    ~Rita

  4. Susanne Jenkins

    So sorry for your loss. I only met her once at Sara’s and Scott’s wedding. She was a very nice lady who held her head high. She seemed so proud that day.
    Prayers sent for your you and your family.

  5. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  6. Jimi Anne Valsame Gibson

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a wonderful and sweet woman. She was a constant part of my life growing up and I loved her. I remember her sitting and talking with me while I waited for my music lessons with Bill, JR and we had some wonderful conversations. She was a great cook and seems like she always offered me something. Your whole family was so important to mine growing up. I know my Dad would be there for the service but unfortunately he has health issues which will prevent this. I just want all of you to know how much our family loved and respected both of your parents. We were all lucky to have such wonderful parents and have all of them impact all of our lives. Love to all of you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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