of Lowell, AR
February 5, 1943 - November 25, 2020
Hazel I. Layton, age 77, of Lowell, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The daughter of Robert Eli and Pearlie Mae Cole Reeves, Hazel was born on February 5, 1943.Hazel married Paul Layton on December 24, 1965, in Marianna, Arkansas. She taught in various communities during her education tenure including Marianna, Parkin, Bergman, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Harrison, Arkansas where she retired in 2003 after 18 years. Hazel was a long-time member of Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Harrison, a former member of First Baptist Church in Harrison, and a current member of Lakeview Baptist Church of Northwest Arkansas in Cave Springs. She was the former WMU Director at Eagle Heights Baptist, active in the Angel Tree ministry, Southern Baptist Association projects, and an active member and supporter of Harrison Goblin band and athletic booster clubs. She was also an accomplished seamstress, crafter, and dedicated prayer warrior.Hazel is survived by her husband Paul; her daughters, Kimberly McCurdy of Rogers, Arkansas and Katrina Spence of Cave Springs, Arkansas; two sisters Jannettye Beard of Benton, Kansas and Paula Floyd of Harrisburg, Arkansas; and four grandchildren: Daxton Spence, Layton Spence, Peyton McCurdy, and Kenna McCurdy. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and two brothers.Graveside service was private at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Harrison with Brother Rodney Stromlund officiating. Pallbearers were Christopher Spence, Daxton Spence, Layton Spence, Charles McCurdy, and Dave Stevens.Honorary Pallbearers were Butch Hinson, Russell Bradshaw, and Jay Fountain.
Paul (Pal) and girls, Remember with fondness our friendship we enjoyed worshiping at Eagle Heights.Sorry for your loss and prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Paul, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Hazel was such a lovely lady and we know you will miss her. Prayers for you, take care of yourself, we sure miss seeing you.
Paul, Kim and family, and Kay and family, you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. We have such wonderful memories of Hazel and our friendship with her. Love you all and praying for you.
Our condolences to you, Paul and your family.
Sorry for your loss. Remember her from school, church and the friendship of the kids. Cherish those memories. Praying for the family at this time.
Thinking about you. Hazel left us with memories. Take care.
We're sorry we can't be there for the ceremony, but we're sending our heartfelt prayers and condolences. Thinking of Paul, Kim, our wonderful friend Kay, and the rest of the family at this time. Wishing you comfort, love and strength. Mark and Jessica Chambers.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hazel was a wonderful, loving friend.
I am so sorry for your loss. Hazel is now in the arms of Jesus. Memories of Hazel will keep her with you.
Paul, I am so sorry to learn of Hazel's passing. May God give you all his peace and comfort. My love to you.
Dear friends, Remember the good times and be glad for a life well lived. Love to each of you.