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Hazel Irene Ross

April 2, 1950 — November 26, 2023

Hazel Irene Ross, affectionately known as Hazie, was born on April 2, 1950, in Greenville, South Carolina. She was a woman of remarkable kindness and unwavering compassion, always seeking the good in everyone she encountered. Hazie had a heart of gold and possessed a genuine desire to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her generous spirit and gentle nature made her stand out among others.

Socializing with friends brought immense joy to Hazie's life. She found solace in their company, cherishing each moment spent together. Her warm presence radiated love and positivity, making her the kindest person anyone could ever meet.

Hazie had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. She embraced every opportunity to explore new places, immersing herself in different cultures and experiences. Always on the go, she lived life with an infectious energy that inspired those around her.

As a devoted mother, Hazie prided herself on instilling strong values in her children. She exemplified a wonderful work ethic and dedicated herself to ensuring their well-being. Her nurturing love truly knew no bounds.

On November 26, 2023, Hazel Irene Ross passed away peacefully in Greenville, South Carolina—her birthplace and final resting place—with her loved ones by her side. Though saddened by the loss of such an extraordinary individual, we find solace in knowing that Hazie's spirit lives on through cherished memories and the impact she made on countless lives.

Hazie will be deeply missed by her son Samuel "Sammy" Blease Smith and his wife Coleen— and a daughter Melissa who passed at birth. Hazie's legacy is further carried by her sister Evelyn Holsenback, sister Carol Lynn Martinez, and her husband Carlos.

In addition to her immediate family, Hazie leaves behind nieces Teri Wilson and April Ramos, nephews Michael Holsenback and Gregory Martinez, as well as grandsons Christopher Jacob Blease Smith, Steven Benefield, and Brandon Benefield. Her loving presence will also be missed by great-niece Jean Marie Wilson, great-nephew Logan Christopher Wilson, several other great-nieces, and a special friend Roland and numerous friends whose lives have been touched by her remarkable spirit.

A viewing in memory of Hazel Irene Ross will take place on November 29, 2023, at Cremation Society of SC-Westville Funerals located at 6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29611. Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 11:00 AM, with Interment to follow at Graceland West Cemetery. Let us gather to honor the life of this extraordinary woman who brought light into the lives of so many.

Hazie's departure has left a void in our hearts that can never be filled. However, as we reflect on her life and the indelible imprint she left on our souls, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives. Her legacy of love and kindness will forever serve as a guiding light for all those fortunate enough to have known her.

In this time of sorrow and mourning, we celebrate the beautiful life of Hazel Irene Ross—a beacon of love and compassion who inspired everyone she met. May her soul find eternal peace as we carry forward her spirit of generosity and empathy in our own lives.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cremation Society of South Carolina - Westville Funerals

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cremation Society of South Carolina - Westville Funerals

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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