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Originally published: 2014-03-10 13:27:39
Last modified: 2014-03-11 10:29:35

Hazel Baker Carroll

Hazel Baker Carroll
Watauga County native
Hazel Baker Carroll, 96, of Boone, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.
Mrs. Carroll was born February 6, 1918, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Fields Clarence Baker and Ella Greene Baker. She was a full-time mother and housewife and a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church. Mrs. Carroll was a faithful member of the choir, member of United Methodist Women, and served as the church financial secretary for many years. Her favorite pastime activity was to embroider pillowcases that she gave as gifts to her family and friends. She was quick to declare her love with this poem: "I love you once. I love you twice. I love you next to Jesus Christ."
Mrs. Carroll is survived by two daughters, Betty Carroll Miller and husband, Homer, of Lenoir, and Judy Carroll Hollers and husband, Kyle, of Boone; two sons, Dale Carroll and wife, Betty, and Larry G. Carroll and wife, Janice, all of Boone; eleven grandchildren, Eddie Keller and wife, Deborah, Tommy Keller and wife, Maryann, David Keller and wife, Donna, Terry Keller Heffren and husband, John, Gregory Miller and wife, Kelly, Kathy Miller Whittington, Cynthia Miller White and husband, Bruce, Libby Carroll Golds and husband, Mike, Debby Carroll Cook and husband, Tim, LeAnne Carroll Hilderbrand and husband, Mark, and Larry G. Carroll II and wife, Maegan; two brothers, Fields Baker and wife, Gladys, and Lester Baker and wife, Lucille, all of Lenoir; and one sister, Barbara Baker Wilkey and husband, Joe, of Granite Falls. She is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Franklin Carroll; one daughter, Anna Lea Carroll Keller and son-in-law, Charles E. Keller; one grandson, Homer Miller Jr.; a grandson-in-law, John Whittington; and four brothers, Cecil Baker, Bronce Baker, Junior Baker, and Ernest "Bud" Baker.
Funeral services for Hazel Baker Carroll will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday March 12, 2014, at Bethelview United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Officiating will be the Rev. Elaine Hall and the Rev. Dennis Spivey. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Hampton Funeral Service.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund, c/o Larry Carroll, 200 Dell Coffey Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.
The family respectfully requests no food.
Online condolences may be sent to the Carroll family at
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.