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Hazel Hilliard

April 1, 1929 — February 21, 2015

Hazel Hilliard

Celebration of Hazel Barber Hilliard born April 1, 1929-Feb. 21, 2015.

Earnest and Lucy Garrett Barber had a beautiful daughter Hazel Barber Hilliard born April 1, 1929 in DeKalb, Texas. They moved to west Texas and settled down in a small town of Stanton, in 1930, with eight brothers and three sisters. Ms. Hazel was among the first black students to attend Stanton schools for colored in 1936-37. Our God spread his wings and carried her home Feb. 21, 2015 in Lubbock.

Hazel Barber Hilliard proceeded in death by her loving husband Henry Jewel Hilliard, her parents, eight brothers and three sisters. Ms. Hazel leaves an abundance of nieces and nephews.

A viewing is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home in Hobbs. A Saturday morning ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Scharbauer Street Church of Christ, 415 W. Scharbauer St. in Hobbs. The burial will take place afterward at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.


Griffin Funeral Home
401 N. Dalmont
Hobbs, NM  88240
Friday, February 27, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Funeral Service

Scharbauer St. Church of Christ
415 W. Scharbauer
Hobbs, NM  88240
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:30 am


Evergreen Cemetery
Stanton, TX  79782
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