Hazel Willowdene Ferrell, 94, of Monticello, formerly of Warren, passed away on July 17, 2019, at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello.
She was born on April 24, 1925 at Winchester (Drew County) and was the daughter of the late Elbert Carl Dorman, Sr. and Susan Ophelia Roberts.
Hazel was a proud mother and homemaker. She was a great cook, gardener and friend who worked tirelessly for her family, church and the Eastern Star.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Warren, until moving to Monticello where she became a member of Pauline Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapters #3 and #374.
Mrs. Ferrell was married for 68 years to John Clifferd “Big John” Ferrell who preceded her in death on June 2, 2009.
Also preceding her in death were a son, John Carl Ferrell; a brother Elbert Carl Dorman, Jr.; a sister, Benegene Rudiger; a grandchild and two great grandchildren.
Survivors are two sons, Tommy Ferrell (Diane), Monticello; Cliff Ferrell (Sandra), Hot Springs; a daughter, Julia Ferrell Harris (Randy), Barry, Texas; a sister, Carlene Sanders, age 102, of Wasilla, Alaska; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Warren, Pauline Baptist Church in Monticello, or the Order of the Eastern Star.