OBITUARY

Hazel Newton Smith

July 6, 1935March 6, 2018

Hazel Newton Smith, 82, of Raleigh died Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Hazel was born in Pitt County on July 6, 1935.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Smith in 2003; and her brother, Kirk B. Newton in 2017.

Hazel grew up in the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh and attended Nursing School at Rex Hospital. She help found and worked for Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic for over 40 years. Throughout her life she was an avid NC State Wolfpack supporter and fan.

She is survived by her two brothers, Richard A. Newton and wife Pat of Cary, and Curtis R. Elks and wife, Ann of Grifton, NC; a sister, Barbara Guzek and husband Benny of New Jersey; two nephews, Richard A. Newton, Jr. and wife Julie of Raleigh and Galen A. Newton and wife Casandra of Morehead City; three nieces, Lori Hart and husband Ray of Grifton, NC, Kim Carper and husband Mike of Shelby, NC, and Lisa Pulaski and husband Brian of Kentucky; great-nephew, Andrew; and great-nieces, Gabrielle, Grace, Kiersten, and Gianna.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 5-7pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11am at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2723 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Orphanage Alumni Association, 650 Huntingdom St. Elon, NC 27244.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her two brothers, Richard A. Newton and wife Pat of Cary, and Curtis R. Elks and wife, Ann of Grifton, NC; a sister, Barbara Guzek and husband Benny of New Jersey; two nephews, Richard A. Newton, Jr. and wife Julie of Raleigh and Galen A. Newton and wife Casandra of Morehead City; three nieces, Lori Hart and husband Ray of Grifton, NC, Kim Carper and husband Mike of Shelby, NC, and Lisa Pulaski and husband Brian of Kentucky; great-nephew, Andrew; and great-nieces, Gabrielle, Grace, Kiersten, and Gianna.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Hazel Newton Smith

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Sheri Weathers

March 12, 2018

I have so many memories of Hazel. She defined the today term of multitasking on every realm at work & home. Back in the good ole days at ROC on GW she often was on two phones scheduling tests and surgeries. I can still see her marking new pages in pencil in the Side One surgery book for the doctors. Hazel ran a tight ship and the doctors and nurses followed suit. Her desk was clear of all work at the end of the day except for sticky notes. Hazel did an excellent job of ordering and organized all clinic supplies. Dr. Leonard Nelson, Jr. often referred to me as “smart & sharp” and a lot of that came from Hazel. Hazel was a great cook. Hazel loved her beautiful yard & gardens and took such pride in all the expert work in it from John. I took my first ever airplane flight with Hazel to Las Vegas when Dr. Dameron was honored at the AAOS. We did a lot of shopping. Hazel loved to shop and always seemed to get the best deals. She only ate a pack of square nabs for lunch so she would have plenty of time to shop during lunch.
Hazel was loyal to ROC and to me as my friend.

Sheri R. Weathers

FROM THE FAMILY