OBITUARY

Hazel Maudie Dye

December 24, 1929January 7, 2019

Hazel Maudie Juanita (Shipman) Dye, age 89, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial to be held in the spring. Hazel was born in Lepanto, Arkansas on December 24, 1929. She is the daughter of Jesse Howard Shipman and Mary Alice Erp. She was married for 62 years to Raymond Harold Dye and they were both proud to be the parents of 8 children: Sharon (Louis) Neifert, Tommy Rae Dye, Phyllis (James) Ford, Yalonda (Danny) Cooper, Sandra (Darryl) Tingley, Dennis Dye, Donna (Gary) Brown, Loretta Dye; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren, with one on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Dye, her young son Tommy Rae Dye, her daughter Sandra “Jacky” Tingley and granddaughter Joni Marie Mattix. Hazel was a wonderful homemaker and a mother figure to very many people throughout her life. She enjoyed singing country music and was an avid reader. Her biggest joys were her grandchildren. She also loved animals and donated to several rescues. She had a special affection for her beloved border collie Gracie. She loved talking on the phone and visiting with her sister Claudia Hull and family. She will be forever loved and missed! In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the ASPCA or your local animal shelter in her memory.

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Hazel Maudie Dye

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Yalonda Cooper

January 24, 2019

My fondest memories are the times we sat next to you as you drew brides, or scratched our backs with a single finger telling a story as you did so, or came when we called to turn over the Marty Robbins album of Gunfighter Ballads until we fell asleep.
I cherish the memories of the country music parties where I heard you sing with dad as he strummed the guitar or played the harmonica. The times with fiddles and sometimes even a drum. The sweetest of these were the gospel songs like the Church in the WIldwood by the Chuck Wagon Gang.
She told us no one could outrun her when she was young. She kept a dairy every day and these contain insight into her daily life, we will pass these down to future generations.
She loved George Jones and Conway Twitty and Charlie Pride. Music was important to her. She told us her dad would take her to bars and have her sing when she was 5 years old. She LOVED to sing. She passed that love on to all of us. I am at peace knowing she is no longer hurting.

Donnajayne Brown

January 15, 2019

Mamma, as far back as I remember you were always there for us. Never one to complain but instead to sacrifice I recall You refusing that last piece of pie so one of us could have an extra slice. You took pride in the complex simplicity of being a wife and house keeper. I can remember coming home from school with you singing Loretta Lynn, all our knick knacks gathered on our dining room table as you cleaned our home from top to bottom. Because of you, Mama, our home was the one where everyone in the neighborhood played and as often as not you could be found playing baseball at the corner along with all of us. Everyone was welcome at our home; many friends our older sisters invited to stay with us because You, Mama would never say no and they had nowhere else to go.Exactly the same response I received whenever I brought a stray kitten, puppy, mouse or bunny into the kitchen, You, Mama, would procure an old rag twisted to a fine tip so milk could be dribbled into an orphan's mouth. From You, Mama, we all received that fiery spirit but also compassion, empathy, and fairness. From you, Mama, I cultivated a lifelong love of learning, reading, writing and singing. More fond memories of You and Dad gathered weekends with good friends to play country music and sing the night away but the best family memories were of the family gathering every yr to celebrate your birthday on Christmas Eve. You and I shared many happy moments taking long country drives listening to Dan Fogelberg. We enjoyed many special moments such as when I surprised you with concert tickets to see John Denver & Doug Stone.Later when I had my own band it's memories of You and Dad attending most every 'gig' I had that made that goal so much more cherished. You will always be here Mama, as You are that integral thread woven deep into the furthest corners of our hearts. Miss you so much Mama I can hardly breathe. I know You are dancing with Dad, Jackie, Joni, Tommy Ray and Gracie in that better world.

Paula Dunman/Jimenez

January 13, 2019

Mrs.Dye was a fantastic neighbor.i loved birthday parties at her home.so many sweet childhood memories.my sincere condolence to the Dye family

cheyenne brinker

January 13, 2019

dear, grandma dye

I will all was remember the times that I visited you where we would sitting on your bed and you would tell me about when you where a teenager and the memories that we had together. those lovely calls that I enjoyed talking to you about everything. even tho your not here I will also remember the memories that we shared together and the laughs the cry that we had too. grandma I will also know your here with me in spirit looking down on me and being be side me I love so much and I miss you every much

Bev Hodge (warner)

January 13, 2019

Im so sorry to hear of Hazels passing. Please accept my condolences. I was best friends with Yalonda and spent alot of time at their home. She was a very good mother to all the kids that came over there. Your family has alot of memories to keep close to your heart. May she rest in peace with family that preceded her in death. Prayers to your whole family.

tracy brinker

January 13, 2019

I will always remember my grandma calling me Na and the funny stuff we us to do now you being a new journey love you very much and you will be missed very much

Pat Hull Smith

January 12, 2019

Aunt Hazel, I will miss you. You were always there to talk to, listen to us and laugh all the time. We'd get together and laugh till we cried.. I agree with the other girls that wrote articles, you were a wonderful Aunt and a great person to be around, I'll keep you in my heart all the time, and hope you are enjoying Heaven with Dad, Uncle Ray, Jackie and Joni...….

Love and kisses forever...

Your niece Pat (George) St Louis, MO

sharon neifert

January 12, 2019

mom was always there no matter if it was for support or to share a laugh. i will miss her and i know she is pain free and beside dad and jackie and joni. i love ya.

Lori Dye

January 11, 2019

What words can even capture how I’m feeling. Unless I went on a vacation I probably saw you every single day of my life. I have too many fond memories to even choose one. Among my favorites are being at Leisure Lake. You sitting on the shore with me because dad tried to teach me how to swim and I almost drowned! all I had to do was stand up! You watched us and took pictures as we canoed and entered greased watermelon contests and enjoyed battle of the bands! You learned to say “Mine” which you still say!! We watched Luke and Laura get married ! You always listened to all my music! We took long drives together and laughed a lot during those . You babysit Trevor learned all the Pokémon and let him use scotch tape to tape up your whole room! I remember when Pokémon go came out and you drove around with me catching Pokemon and laughed so hard! The last thing you said to me was I feel good I feel real good while you were holding my hands under your chin I’m going to cherish that moment . We’ve been in some deep discussions in the last few weeks but you were never afraid you knew you wanted to go be with dad . It’s gonna be hard but I’m gonna try to represent you in what I do with the rest of my life . it’s gonna be quiet with no noise coming from the other side of my wall I’m going to keep in touch with Shookie and go see your hometown and see where you grew up . I know you had a lot of dreams that you gave up to be our mom but you had a lot of family members that today, Love and miss you ! It’s gonna be hard to realize I don’t have to call home every few minutes so you won’t worry. I love you I hope you’re with dad and Jacky and Joni and your mom and dad and sisters and brothers and Tommy Rae. I hope wherever you are it’s wonderful and beautiful and full of fuzzy animals that you can take care of and I hope Gracie is there so every night you can hold her and pet her until we see you again!

Desiree Mcallister

January 9, 2019

Hazel was my grandma she was a kind gentle soul but also quite spunky...when i was little she would always sneak me in her bedroom and give me extra snacks.. She would call and talk for hours with great conversations....but the main thing i loved about her was the fact that she would always be sweet to my mother throughout her hard times and good times she never judge her and always listened when she needed her and that made my mom happy...she is truly gonna be miss but now she with my mom and my grandpa again so she'll be just fine ....love you grandma

FROM THE FAMILY