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Hazel F. Hilley

August 5, 1935 — July 25, 2023

Newberry

Hazel F. Hilley

Hazel Farmer Hilley, 87, of Newberry, widow of Elbert Lee Hilley, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on August 5, 1935, in Ware Shoals, she was a daughter of the late Roy D.T. Farmer and Ruthie Mae Collins Farmer.  She operated Hazel’s Daycare for many years where she was affectionately known as Miss Hazel.  Mrs. Hilley was a member of the Old Time Holiness Mission and was also a former pastor of the Newberry Church of God of Prophecy.

Mrs. Hilley is survived by daughters, Maxine Koon and Mona Taylor both of Newberry; a brother, John Wesley Farmer of Joanna; a special friend, Vivian Long; grandchildren, Tammy (Wayne) Gibson, Tracy Koon, Eiko (Chad) Hendrix, Trudy (Mark) Wilkes, Hiro Shimoda, Tiffany (Harrison) Adams, Dylan Taylor and Jessica (Rivers) Matthews, nineteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Rev. Vernon Koon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, July 28, 2023, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Old Time Holiness Mission, 2004 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Dylan Taylor, Hiro Shimoda, Wayne Gibson, Chad Hendrix, Mark Wilkes, Hunter Gibson and Rivers Matthews.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 28, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

McSwain - Evans Funeral Home

1724 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 28, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

McSwain - Evans Funeral Home

1724 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108

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Burial

Friday, July 28, 2023

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