Hazel L. (Price) Gray
Hazel L. Gray, age 88, of Shelby, died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Hazel was born September 23, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Emil R. and Zephyr (Hord) Price. She was a 1939 graduate of Willard High School. She was a former employee of Shelby Floral Company and was the first woman to serve on Shelby City Council. Hazel and her husband John covered many sporting events for the News Journal for many years. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Grow and Learn Garden Club. She was a 30+ year member of the Richland County Fair Board and had been a flower judge for many fairs and shows. Hazel enjoyed fishing however, her greatest pleasure was traveling.
She is survived by her daughter: Diane Lambert of Princeton, WVa; 3 granddaughters: Melissa Kehres, Heidi McKenzie, and Amy Kelly; Several great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Esther Dake of Shelby and Mildred and Russ Page of Shelby; 4 nieces and a nephew: Ann Hanrahan, Mary and Tom Burns, John Michael and Josephine Hanrahan, Carol Jean and Ralph Barber and Jan Eichinger. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Howard Gray in 1996.
Friends may call on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM by Rev. Karl Stonebraker. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. On-line condolences at