Mazie Neel Boozer, 94, of Newberry, died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.
Born on November 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Tom Clark and Ida Mae Wilson Neel. She graduated salutatorian of her class from Bush River High School and was retired from Newberry Auto Supply. Mrs. Boozer was an active member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church and the Esther Circle as long as her health permitted. She was very fond of working in her flowers and cooking her family's favorites. Pecan brittle and cheese straws and other goodies. In 1961, she was presented the Outstanding Young Farm Woman of Newberry County Award.
She is survived by a son, Neel Boozer and wife Jackie; a daughter, Janice Bannister and husband Bob; grandchildren, Brandon Boozer, Jennifer Thompson, Clark Bannister and wife Casey, and Ashley Bannister; great-grandchildren, Graham Sligh, Gabe Sligh, Palmer Boozer, Reece Boozer, and Annabel Lee Bannister. She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Horace “Pete” Boozer; a brother and sister-in-law, Burnest W. “Buddy” and Ernestine Neel; and a niece, Susan Neel.
The family would like to thank the staff of J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home and M.S.A. Hospice for their love and care.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00PM Saturday, May 9, 2020 in the Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery by the Rev. Dan Ratchford. The family asks that all in attendance remain in their vehicles during the service. Following the service, friends may drive by and offer condolences to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smyrna Presbyterian Church, 32 Smyrna Road, Newberry, SC 29108.