Mrs. Hazel Triplett Aldridge, age 82, of Boone, died Friday afternoon, February 28, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Mrs. Aldridge was born July 14, 1932 in Wilkes County, a daughter of the late Zeb and Georgia Hall Triplett. She was a retired seamstress for Shadowline, Inc. in Boone. Mrs. Aldridge was a member of Watauga Baptist Church and presently attended North Lenoir Church of God in Lenoir.

Mrs. Aldridge is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Watson and husband Chester of Granite Falls, and Wattula "Tula" Wilson and husband Scott of Lenoir; three granddaughters, Juanita Hartley and Brittney Himes, both of Lenoir, and Natasha Danner of Mountain City, Tennessee; two grandsons, Mark Watson of Lenoir and Jonathan Ellis of the Foscoe Community; three great-grandsons, Hunter Dale Hartley, Adam Michael Himes, and Elijah Jack Danner; two step-daughters, Mary Moretz and husband Joe of Boone, and Shirley Hicks and husband Robert of Vilas, and five step-sons, Jerry Aldridge and wife Marie and Len Aldridge and wife Eva, all of Boone, Billy Aldridge and wife Brenda of Deep Gap, Rick Aldridge and wife Kathy of Cosby, Tennessee, and Eddie Aldridge and wife Kim of Boone. She is also survived by eleven step-grandchildren, thirteen step great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Earl Coffey; her second husband, Rom Earl Aldridge; one daughter, Linda Watson; three sisters and seven brothers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Triplett Aldridge will be conducted Monday afternoon, March 3, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Watauga Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend R.D. Watson, Reverend Gordon Noble, and Reverend Darrell Wright. Burial will follow in Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, from 7:00 until 9:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.

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Hampton Funeral and cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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