Hazel Miller Winfree, 94, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the home of her granddaughter and care-giver near Salisbury. She was born in Cooleemee, NC, on April 27, 1924, and lived there nearly her entire life. She was the oldest daughter of the late George Locke and Annie Campbell Miller. Hazel graduated from Cooleemee High School in 1941 and attended Brevard College and Mars Hill College. She was of the Episcopal faith. She worked at Erwin Mills in Cooleemee for 20 years in the laboratory of the Finishing Department. That was followed by a 25-year career at the Salisbury Post newspaper. Active for two decades in the Cooleemee Historical Association, Hazel served on its Board of Directors and volunteered her editorial skills to The Cooleemee History Loom, a quarterly publication, for more than 15 years. In 2009, Hazel co-authored “The Civil War Roster of Davie County” which she wrote with her sister, Mary Alice Hasty. It lists every known county Civil War soldier, their war-time rank and service, as well as a sketch of their life upon return from the conflict. Hazel was passionate about history and her hometown. In all endeavors, she supplied those around her with a keen intellect, dry wit and lots of love. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death last February by her only daughter, Virginia Dare Winfree Beattie. She is survived by her granddaughter, Britt Sanford Caraway (Brandon) of Salisbury; her sister, Mary Alice Miller Hasty of Pinehurst; great grandsons, John Stephenson of the home and Cameron Arrowood of Davidson County; a nephew, Chip Hasty (Dawn) of Pinehurst; and a niece, Kristin Hasty of Erwin, NC. She will be laid to rest near her parents in Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee following a graveside service at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 30. Memorials may be sent to the Cooleemee Historical Associaton, PO Box 667, Cooleemee, NC 27014. Davie Funeral Service is serving the family of Hazel M. Winfree. Condolences may be posted online at www.daviefuneralservice.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Hazel Miller Winfree 2018. Davie Funeral Service
Death notice for the town of: Mocksville, state: North Carolina