Mrs. Hazel McGaha

February 20, 1947January 10, 2019

Hazel Hoxit McGaha, 71, of Pickens, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday January 10, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family at home.

Born on February 20, 1947, in Jackson County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Vesse Hoxit and Ollie Galloway Hoxit. Hazel enjoyed flower gardening and sewing. She loved singing in the church choir where she was a member, Galilee Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Floyd McGaha; two daughters, Pamela Denise Smith (Roger) and Sheila Jones; three sons, John Robert McGaha, Davy Allen McGaha, and Billy Joe McGaha; two brothers, Wayne Hoxit and Palmer Hoxit; three sisters, Virginia Bates, Clealon Barrett and Faye Cassell; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Hazel was also predeceased by one brother, Newal Hoxit and one sister, Pearlene McCall.

The family will receive friends on Sunday January 13, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday January 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Roger Todd and Reverend Clyde Gravley officiating. Burial will follow at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Cancer Society of Greenville at 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Mrs. Hazel McGaha

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Deborah Day

January 17, 2019

Family of Hazel, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Such a sweet, friendly lady...who always was the same every time I saw her. I knew her from the days of driving the school bus at the Center of Exceptional Children. She was an aide on the school bus. I did not find out about your loss until yesterday and could not have attend because of a recent surgery. I have been and will continue to pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time and wrap his loving arms around you all to comfort you.

Deborah Day,
Pickens, SC

Kaye Powell

January 14, 2019

Pam I'm sorry to hear about your mother passing praying for you & your family

Mary Mauldin

January 13, 2019

Hazel was a sweet person I never remember a time when she wasn't I will miss her. My thoughts and prayer's are with the family im so sorry for your loss

Ginger Hadden

January 12, 2019

Some of my best childhood memories were spent with Shelia and Pudding (Pam) at Hazel and Mook’s (Floyd) house. We had so much fun playing and spending our summer vacations together at Ella Campground in Cherokee! Hazel was one of my favorite Aunts cause she was always so kind and made everybody feel so welcome at her house. She had the kindest, sweetest way about her that made her a joy to be around. There is a huge void in our family now but we all know that she is in Heaven rejoicing free from pain and suffering. Hazel was a true example of a Godly wife and mother. She touched my life in a special way and I am truly blessed to have been her niece. My prayers are with Mook and all the kids and just know we love you all so much.

Amanda Toney

January 11, 2019

I can honestly say Hazel is the strongest lady I've ever met. She always wore a smile even on her weakest days. Rip Hazel. You are now at rest and free from pain... I know I will see u again someday.. please look In on us time to time. We love you.

Cathy Durham

January 11, 2019

I have a lot of sweet memories over the years of Hazel.I loved sitting around and just talking with her about clothes ,family and flowers she had a big heart and a smile to go with it. She will be missed Love and prayers to all our family.

Wanda Williams

January 11, 2019

Hazel and her husband was so nice when they would visit our church.I always enjoyed talking with them. So sorry,Praying for Johnny and Cheryl and the rest of the family.

Tracy Weegar

January 11, 2019

Many fond memories of Hazel through the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hazel had a smile that could light up a room . Many times were spent on Johnny and Cheryl’s front porch talking and laughing together.