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Dwight Gay

Dwight “Buddy” Gay

06/11/1956 ~ 10/09/2018

Services will be held:

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Betty Jean King

09/18/1933 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held:

Naomi Lee obit pic

Naomi Sommerville Lee

05/29/1920 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Betty Hudson obit pic

Betty Thomas Hudson

08/03/1937 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/12/2018

Joyce Pollard obit photo

Joyce D. Pollard

02/01/1947 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Richard Liles obit pic

Ricky Liles

11/15/1954 ~ 10/06/2018

Services will be held: 10/13/2018


Harriet S. Martin

09/26/1949 ~ 10/06/2018

Services will be held: 10/09/2018

Ruth Beasley Obit Photo

Julia Ruth Norris Beasley

07/29/1930 ~ 10/07/2018

Services will be held: 10/09/2018

Hazel Simpkins Hatcher

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01/18/1930 ~ 12/30/2017

Hazel Simpkins Hatcher died peacefully in her home on Saturday, December 30, 2017.  She was born on January 18, 1930 to the late Walter Emmette Simpkins and Alma Gulley Simpkins.

Hazel is survived by 3 daughters: Betty Miller (Phil), Amy Hatcher (Stan Maidon) and Denise Ammons (Craig); 4 grandchildren: Taylor Metz (Cade), Preston Waldo (Blair), Sara Parker and Ben Ammons; and 8 great grandchildren; and siblings Hilda Pendergraft, Susan Lassiter and Walter E. Simpkins, Jr. and brother-in-law Jimmy Hatcher. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, C. Dwight Hatcher,  her husband of 54 years, who died in 2003 and her cherished son Cecil D. Hatcher, Jr. who died in 1980.

Hazel was always involved in community, civic and family service. As a young adult, she was active in 4H, and was honored to be chosen as a delegate to the Chicago convention. After graduating from Garner High School, she earned a business degree from Campbell College. During the early years of her marriage, Hazel worked for the Wake County Extension Service. Later, she worked as an administrative assistant  with the  NC Division of Facility Services. She was involved in the Brentwood Community Extension/Homemakers Club, the Greyhound Retirees Group and TOPS. Other passions were spending time with family, gardening, sewing and volunteer work. She was known for reaching out to others in need. Family and friends were drawn to her because of her generosity and loving heart. Her faithful caring of others is an inspiration to us all.

We would like to thank all those who have supported and cared for our mother throughout her life

Memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare or to the charity of your choice.



4 until 6 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh



11 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh


  1. Cleo and Carl Sorrell

    Our prayers and thoughts are with each one of you. Hazel was a very special lady and will be missed my many. God bless each one of you now and in the days to come. Love to you all.

  2. Karen D. Walton

    My blessings of peace to Ms. Hatcher’s beautiful. I am wishing you happiness and prayers during this time. God Bless.

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