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Obituary: Hazel Freeman Lee

Hazel Freeman Lee, 96, of Timbo, Arkansas went to be with Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Mountain View, Arkansas. Mrs. Lee was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Thursday, January 28, 1926, to the late Timothy Freeman and Zoorette Sisk Freeman.

At the age of six months old, she made the journey from Muskogee, Oklahoma to Big Flat, Arkansas in a covered wagon. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Arkansas Tech University and taught in the public school system for thirty years, with notable stops in the Timbo School district and Big Flat School District. Hazel then worked up until her 80’s for the Ozark Folk Center and Blanchard Caverns in Stone County, Arkansas as a tour guide. Mrs. Lee was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Alco, Arkansas for many years, and also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Left to cherish her memory are, two daughters, Ella Mae Lee Branscum (Preston) of Southside, Arkansas, Shiela Bradshaw (Doug) of Alco, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Tommy Goforth, Mindy Shaw, Alicia Skipper; six great-grandchildren, Lauren Goforth, Emalee Jack Goforth, Clay Shaw, Sarah Shaw, Asher Skipper, Andon Skipper; one sister, Alba Dean Chaney of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Lee is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of over sixty-eight years, Thead B. Lee; one brother, Jerome Freeman and one sister, Pawnee Horton.

A graveside service will be 10 AM Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Alco Cemetery in Alco, Arkansas.

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