Hazel D. Cape

March 6, 1930November 12, 2012

Hazel Cherry Cape, 82, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2012. Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Cherry attended Miller Girls High School, and went on to college at Georgia Southwestern Jr. College, the University of Georgia, and finally Mercer University in Macon where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education. Her love of children led her to teach elementary school for 30 years, mainly at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School, and even after retiring she continued to substitute teach for another 10 years. Cherry was a long time member of Liberty United Methodist Church, where she married the love of her life 50 years ago, and baptized both of her children. A self-professed “homebody” Cherry nevertheless got to experience her dream trip to Hawaii some years ago. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Art; 2 sons, Frank (Cindy) and Michael (Amy); 4 grandchildren, Emily, Joey, Missy, and Chris; and 4 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Alex, Zachary, and River. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 15 at Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 S. Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, from 1 – 2 PM. Funeral services will follow at the church at 2 PM with burial at Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Murray Hill United Methodist Church for insurance/apportionment fund. Online condolences may be made at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 729 S. Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Diane Lake

November 24, 2012

When visiting family in Jacksonville, I had the pleasure of meeting "Cherry". She was always cheerful, and eager to say hello. She must have been a fantastic teacher, mother, wife, and friend.

Cathy Marten

November 24, 2012

She will be missed, a beautiful woman and a blessing to all. My heart goes out to you.

Rosanne Vernon

November 23, 2012

So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Our loss is heaven's gain.

Alan Johnson

November 19, 2012

She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Judith King

November 16, 2012

Michael - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hinson Family

November 16, 2012

Michael and Family,
Our thoughts are with you all today and the coming days.

Bill Wolcott

November 15, 2012

Frank, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

November 14, 2012

May the family find comfort in the memories. Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during difficult times (John 17:3)

November 14, 2012

Mr Cape, Sorry for the loss of your wife Hazel. I never had the opportunity
to meet her but from hearing what your brother Charles had to say about her
she had to have been a wonderful lady.
Larry and Jan Hinson

Patricia Stolte

November 14, 2012

Now you are at peace.