Hazel Baker Carroll, age 96, of Boone, passed away Sunday morning, March 9, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.
Mrs. Carroll was born February 6, 1918 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Fields Clarence Baker and Ella Greene Baker. She was a full-time mother and housewife and a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church. Mrs. Carroll was a faithful member of the choir, member of the United Methodist Women, and served as the church financial secretary for many years. Her favorite pastime activity was to embroider pillowcases that she gave as gifts to her family and friends. She was quick to declare her love with this poem: "I love you once. I love you twice. I love you next to Jesus Christ."
Mrs. Carroll is survived by two daughters, Betty Carroll Miller and husband Home of Lenoir, and Judy Carroll Hollers and husband Kyle of Boone; two sons, Dale Carroll and wife Betty, and Larry G. Carroll and wife Janice, all of Boone; eleven grandchildren, Eddie Keller and wife Deborah, Tommy Keller and wife Maryann, David Keller and wife Donna, Terry Keller Heffren and husband John, Gregory Miller and wife Kelly, Kathy Miller Whittington, Cynthia Miller White and husband Bruce, Libby Carroll Golds and husband Mike, Debby Carroll Cook and husband Tim, LeAnne Carroll Hilderbrand and husband Mark, and Larry G. Carroll, II and wife Maegan; two brothers, Fields Baker and wife Gladys, and Lester Baker and wife Lucille, all of Lenoir, and one sister, Barbara Baker Wilkey and husband Joe of Granite Falls. She is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Franklin Carroll; one daughter, Anna Lea Carroll Keller and son-in-law, Charles E. Keller; one grandson, Homer Miller, Jr.; a grandson-in-law, John Whittington, and four brothers, Cecil Baker, Bronce Baker, Junior Baker, and Ernest "Bud" Baker.
Funeral services for Hazel Baker Carroll will be conducted Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014, at 11:00 o'clock, at Bethelview United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Elaine Hall and Reverend Dennis Spivey. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, from 7:00 until 9:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund, in care of Larry Carroll, 200 Dell Coffey Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.
The family respectfully requests no food.
Online condolences may be sent to the Carroll family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.Funeral Homes