OBITUARY

Hazel Hilton

February 6, 1930January 12, 2021
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Doris Hazel Hilton of Monroe passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 12, 2021 when she succumbed to cancer. She was born on February 6, 1930 in Union County, daughter of the late Mack Whiteford and Fannie Broome Helms. Hazel led a full and rewarding life with her loving husband and three children. Hazel graduated from Mineral Springs High School in 1948 where she was a starting forward for the ladies’ basketball team and was named to the All County team. Her love for the sport continued throughout her life. Hazel was active in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Monroe where she served as the church’s treasurer for many years, participated in the choir for decades and was active with the United Methodist Women’s group. Each year the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women made/sold pumpkin rolls, and Hazel took great pride in the fact that she rolled them better and tighter than anyone else in the group. She was an avid cook who didn’t hesitate to feed friends and neighbors any chance she had. Friends would drop off bushels of fruits and vegetables during the summer for her to can which she then lovingly shared with friends and family. Every year for over 50 years, Hazel looked forward to working the “front desk” at Hilton and Helms Accountants during tax season....she believed she was the glue that held the office together which was in fact, true. She was saddened that, because of her health and the Covid-19 pandemic, she was unable to work the 2020 tax season. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jackson (“Jackman”) Hilton, her granddaughter Elizabeth (Liz) Hilton Dountas and two of her siblings, Lucille Griffin and Paul Neal Helms. She is survived by her children, Karen Goodfellow (Mick) of Charlotte, Ginger Ufland of Monroe, Robert “Eddie” Hilton (Robin) of Midland; granddaughter, Katie Hilton; grandson-in-law, Chris Dountas and siblings, Robert Helms, Rachel Tyson and Carol Seibel. The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Julie Eudy for all the care and kindness she showed Hazel over the years but particularly after her cancer diagnosis. Friends may pay their respects and sign the guest book at McEwen Funeral Home 204 South Main Street, Monroe on Friday, January 15 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Due to Covid 19, the family will not be present. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 16 at Lakeland Memorial Park 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church at 2807 Corinth Church Rd., Monroe, NC 28112 or to the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research (in memory of Elizabeth (Liz) Hilton Dountas and Doris Hazel Hilton) by mail to The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research, PO Box 78416, Charlotte, NC 28271 or online at www.paulatakacsfoundation.org. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Hilton family. Please leave online condolences by visiting www.mcewenmonroechapel.com.

Services

  • Open hours to leave condolences

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Graveside Committal Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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John Beyer

January 16, 2021

Hazel was an honorary member of our dinner club and made the best dumplings I ever had in my life! You can feel she was a very special lady and deeply loved by her family. We will all miss her but take comfort she is in caring hands and dinner in heaven now has a significant upgrade!

Judith Jackson

January 15, 2021

One special lady.... Loved her dearly!
Thankful for the smile when you walked in the tax office!
Love and Prayers to all of you during this time.
Judy Lemmonds Jackson

Alesia Lambert

January 15, 2021

What a Special and Sweet Lady, she will truly be Missed. Thoughts and Prayers for the family.

Patricia Carpenter

January 15, 2021

Mrs Hilton was such a sweet lady. Always greeted you with a smile and was beautiful inside and out. Prayers for all the family.

Robert Ufland

January 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of Hazel's family. I will always remember Hazel for the love for her family, kindness to my sons and I, and her cooking :) ! My heart aches for you all during this difficult time. I am saddened, however, I know someone so special can never be forgotten, may her soul rest in peace, Thoughts and prayers for your loss.....

Bob Ufland

Ann Dew

January 15, 2021

Mrs Hazel always had a smile and she will be missed by many. But I know that she is happy with Our Lord and Savior and most of all her Jackman
Prayers and heartfelt condolences for the family my heart breaks for you all

Julie Davis

January 14, 2021

I was sad to hear about Hazel's passing, but confident that "The Wheel" is running things in heaven! Seriously, she was a very special lady to me while Talbot and I were at Mt. Carmel. I will be praying for the entire family as you mourn this loss.

Libby Nash

January 13, 2021

Eddie and Robin I am so sorry to hear of Hazel's passing I will always remember her with many fond memories, she was a beautiful lady in all ways. You both are in my prayers.

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