Hazel Wimmer Andrews

July 30, 1917June 30, 2013

Hazel Wimmer Andrews, 95, of Hudson passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Valdese Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Andrews was born in Buchanan County, VA to the late Suel Wimmer and Alta Perkins Wimmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband; Robert Joshua Keen and her second husband Hardy Andrews; a son Raymond Keen; a great-granddaughter Collen Keen; her brothers, Joe, Grat and Bill Wimmer; her sisters, Julie Mullens and Eva Goodman.

She was retired from the school system and was of the Baptist faith attending Sunrise Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons Louis Keen and wife Edith of Asheboro, Robert J. Keen, Jr. and wife Cora of Hudson, James Keen of Melbourne, FL, Ralph Andrews and wife Reba of Hudson, and Dale Andrews and wife Cookie of Hudson; her daughters, Alta Lou McRary of Granite Falls, Billie Sue Waisner and husband Wayne of Seagrove and Ruth Hodges of Lenoir. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Edd Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Memory Gardens in Richland, VA. The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be the grandsons and great grandsons of Mrs. Andrews.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Hazel Wimmer Andrews.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2013

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Joyce Fekete

July 9, 2013

Lou, I just learned of your Mother's passing. So sorry I was not there to give you a hug. You are and will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Joyce Fekete

July 3, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Hazel. I have many good memories of time spent with her over the years starting when I was around 10 years old, and recently of time spent in Poor Valley with her and Cubert and Mary. Thinking of all of you. Freda Robinson, Wauchula, Florida.

Jamie Keen-Lisi

July 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Much love, Barry, Cindy, Kimberly and Jamie Keen.

July 2, 2013

Faye and I are so sorry for your loss. She is in a better place and not suffering any more. Jim and Faye Phillips & Doris Rich.