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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
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  1. Guest says:

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    Family: Hazel Gray
    Name: Peggy {Goetz} Price

    Date: 10-03-02

    Condolence:

    I am sorry to hear of Hazel’s passing. My Mom did a lot of traveling with her and her husband. I never meet Hazel, but hear Mom talking about her all the time, as Mom enjoyed traveling also!
    We will keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Peggy {Goetz} Price
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    Family: Hazel Gray
    Name: Frank Long

    Date: 10-03-02

    Condolence:

    John was so proud when Hazel was elected to city council. No one was better prepared for the meetings. Hazel would scribble away furiously in a large notebook using colorful pens. Some councilmen would snigger, but the day came when an argument started over who said what at a prior meeting. Hazel turned many pages of the notebook and found the exact quote. The sniggering stopped and Hazel’s notebook came to be feared by all. She and John were wonderful people and I liked them very much.
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    Family: Hazel Grey
    Name: Christina Evans, STNA

    Date: 10-03-02

    Condolence:

    It was a pleassure taking care of Hazel. She was a very gental person. And always made us smile. Thank you. And may she rest in comfort with the Lord.
    God Bless.
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    Family: hazel gray
    Name: Diane Lambert

    Date: 10-03-03

    Condolence:

    Mom,sorry i couldnt be there with the family,but my prayers and thoughts are with them,your with dad now and i am sure your happy,,god be with you,love you very much ,,your daughter Diane & Rick Lambert
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    Family: Hazel Gray
    Name: Diana McKenzie

    Date: 10-03-12

    Condolence:

    I first meant Hazel at the Richland Cty. fair…She talked me into entering the flower show…I learned allot from Hazel on flowers and their classes….I’m glad to have known her! rest in peace Hazel!

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