William M. Hazelwood


Posted on 22nd February 2013 by calvert-ferry in Girard |OTHER |Virden

Hazekwood Photo cropped finalWilliam M. Hazelwood

Girard-William M. Hazelwood, 97, of Girard, IL passed away at 12:56 A.M. Thursday February 21, 2013 at his residence.

Bill was born April 12, 1915 in Sonora, KY a son of Lewis C. and Sarah A. (Scifers) Hazelwood. He was a WW II veteran a member of the Nilwood Baptist Church, a member of the Macoupin County Farm Bureau and farmed in the Girard, IL area for over 70 years. Bill married Edith Etta Grigg Aug. 18, 1946 in Virden, IL.

Surviving Bill is his wife Edith Etta Hazelwood of Girard, IL, daughters, Joyce Colclasure of Bloomington, IL, Nancy Shade of Litchfield, IL, Sharon (Dewey) Thoms of Denham Springs, LA and Bonnie Hazelwood of Elgin, IL, a son, Paul W. (April) Hazelwood of Wichita, KS, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Bill in death were his parents, 8 siblings and a son-in-law John Shade.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Monday Feb. 25, 2013 to 1:00 p.m. at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Girard, IL with funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Jim Shade officiating.  Organist, Mike Barnard and soloist, Amanda Hazelwood Castleman.  Pallbearers:  Tim Shade, William Hazelwood, Douglas Hazelwood, Christopher Muth, David Morgan & Michael Shade.  Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, Girard, IL. Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

  1. Carol ( Lowery) Baggerly says:

    Edith, Bonnie, Joyce, Nancy, Sharon and Paul and Family
    Deepest Condolences on the passing of Your Husband, Father and Grandfather (Bill)
    He was the most amazing, sweet, wise and wonderful person and will be deeply missed
    Sending Love, Hugs and Prayers
    Love Always
    Jeff and Carol

    22nd February 2013 at 3:59 pm

  2. Zito says:

    Grandpa your legacy will last for generations. Your love, wisdom and strength touched my whole family. The memories made on the farm will be a part of my life and the lives of my children. I am forever thankful that you exemplified Jesus and you were His hands and feet here on Earth.
    Until we meet again,
    Karen Devin Kaylee Natalie and Judah

    22nd February 2013 at 7:18 pm

  3. Belinda Hopson says:

    May God be with you all during this time of heartache. Know that he is no longer suffering and is in the hands of Jesus now. He was a very loving and nice man. I met him at his son Paul and my sister April’s wedding. I seen him a few times after that when they were able to come to Wichita, Ks for visits. He will be missed but know his legacy lives on with all of you. God Bless and keep you all safe.

    22nd February 2013 at 8:48 pm

  4. Janice Church says:

    Edith,Bonnie and Paul and the rest of your families. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. I remember ber Bill as being ahd honest man of God. I don’t think I ever heard him say an unkind work about anyone but was alsways there to support those o needed it. I will remember him for his gentleness and servitude serving His Lord, Church and others. I regret that I am unable to come tomorrow, but know that I will lift your ffamily up to our God to give you comfort and strength on this day. I know that he is now standing among the angels in the presence of our Saviour, Jesus, and God. our Father. God Blessallh of you.

    22nd February 2013 at 8:25 pm

  5. Ingrid and Curt Watkins says:

    I wish we were able to attend today to show our love and support. I’m sure he’s glad to be home with Jesus but I know it’s hard to say goodbye for now. We are praying for you and your family.

    22nd February 2013 at 8:51 am

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