OBITUARY

Hazel Floyd McArthur

April 30, 1925May 5, 2019
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Hazel (Doll) Floyd McArthur, 94, of Pensacola, Florida went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 5, 2019. Hazel was born on April 30, 1925 in Brewton, Alabama to Henry and Pearl Floyd. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Dobson (Robert); grandsons, Ryan McArthur Crafts (Judy) of Yakima, Washington, and Eric George Crafts (Nina) of Pensacola; sister, Mildred Heaton of Jay, Florida; brother, Nick Floyd (Joan) of Panama City, Florida; one precious great-granddaughter, Alexis Fornecker of Pensacola, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Edward McArthur, her daughter, Cynthia McArthur Pearson, her son Garry Edward McArthur, her sister, Pauline Sapp, and three brothers, Earl Floyd, Ben Floyd, and Jake Floyd.

Hazel is a member of the Ensley Church of Nazarene. In the past she served as her Sunday school treasurer and enjoyed her church family immensely. Hazel was employed for 23 years by Monsanto Company where she made lifelong friends.

Her nickname, Doll, was given to her by her brother, Ben, who thought she looked like a little doll when she was born. The nickname stuck and throughout her life she was known as “Doll” to many of her friends and relatives.

Hazel loved flowers of all kinds and spent many happy hours working in her garden. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who always put her family first. We will love and miss her forever.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 1-2pm at Eastern Gate Funeral Home Chapel followed immediately by a funeral service at 2pm.

Eastern Gate Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded by:
    Henry Floyd - Father
    Pearl Floyd - Mother
    Doyle Edward McArthur - Husband
    Cynthia McArthur Pearson - Daughter
    Garry Edward McArthur - Son
    Pauline Sapp - Sister
    Earl Floyd - Brother
    Ben Floyd - Brother
    Jake Floyd - Brother

    Survived by:
    Diane Dobson (Robert) - Daughter
    Ryan McArthur Crafts (Judy) - Grandson
    Eric George Crafts (Nina) - Grandson
    Mildred Heaton - Sister
    Nick Floyd (Joan) - Brother
    Alexis Fornecker - Great-Granddaughter

    Hazel also left behind many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019

Memories

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Eric Crafts

May 9, 2019

I remember when i was younger granny took care of me when I had my knee surgery spent my whole summer recuperating from it and we played rummy basically all day although i was miserable because I couldn't go outside and play but she knew how to cheer me up she made homemade rice Krispy treats and they were fresh out of the oven

Eric Crafts

May 8, 2019

I remember when I was younger granny would know when she came home I was messing with her dog Sissy her poodle. and I was in trouble she told me to go get a switch from the switch tree and not a small one and my legs and butt got the whooping of a lifetime.. Never again did I mess with her doggy

I love you granny and miss you already

love Eric

Don Hastings

May 7, 2019

Hazel was a wonderful Godly lady. She leaves a wonderful Christ like legacy. See you at the House, Hazel.

Don and BK Hastings
Brian and Missi Schmelzenbach

Jack Smith

May 7, 2019

I didn't know Hazel personally, I met her Daughter Diane on Sunday at Covenant Care Hospice. Diane ask if I would like to meet Hazel, it was my pleasure. She was a beautiful woman, even then. My deepest sympathies to the family. My mother actually passed 20 minutes after Hazel. I will remember Hazel, and Diane fondly, it was a blessing to have met them, even at the difficult time.

Paula Myers

May 7, 2019

As stated in the obituary, Aunt Hazel was always Doll to my Daddy(Jake) also. She was always so kind to my sisters and I and we always enjoyed our visits when we came to Florida. Unfortunately distance has kept us from staying close. My deepest condolences to you, Diane, and your family. I know you will miss your sweet Mama.

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1949 with Baby Cynthia

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Mineral Springs circa 1950s

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1949 with Baby Cynthia

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Mineral Springs circa 1950s

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First grandson:
Ryan McArthur Crafts - May, 1974

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Brunswick, GA - 1975