October 17, 2009
Hazel Lewis McLaurin, 88, of Robbins, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her home.
Hazel was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Moore County, the eldest daughter of the late Coy S. and Elma Lewis. She graduated from Elise Academy and attended Peace College in Raleigh. Hazel was married to the late H. L. "Bill" McLaurin in 1941.
A native of Robbins, Mrs. McLaurin was owner and operator of S & M Café for more than 20 years. Later she worked for H. J. Baker Company in a chemical lab.
Hazel was very active in her church and community. As a lifelong member of Elise Presbyterian Church, she served faithfully as a deacon, president and secretary of the Women of the Church, circle chairman, and flower committee leader. She also served as president of the Robbins Women's Club. In addition, Hazel was known as an avid bridge player, a talented seamstress, a creative flower arranger and a wonderful cook.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, was her brother, Coy Lewis Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Ann M. Douglas and husband, Bob, of Pinnacle; son, Hugh L. McLaurin and wife, Sharon, of Greensboro; daughter, Jane M. Maness and husband, Donald, of Siler City; sisters, Margaret Cleetwood, of Carthage, Betty Garner, of Robbins, and Patricia Stephens, of Winston Salem; two grandsons, Sean Douglas and Scott McLaurin; two granddaughters, Heather King and Laurin Councilman; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins.