Obituaries, May 10, 2013

May. 10, 2013 @ 12:28 AM
Hazel Freeman Stroud
Hazel Freeman Stroud, age 70, of Lake Lure, NC, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Hospice of Rutherford County with her loving family by her side.  
Mrs. Stroud was born in Avery County on April 15, 1943, and was a daughter of the late Georgia Freeman. Mrs. Stroud loved being a homemaker and was known by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. 
Preceding her in death are two children, Emma Stamper and Gary Rose.
Surviving Mrs. Stroud are her husband, John Stroud, of the home; three step children; brother, Donald Freeman and wife Jeannie of Black Mountain; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Westmoreland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Poteat officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Stroud Cemetery.
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