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Hazel Ervin Martin - Oak Island

Hazel Ervin Martin - Oak IslandHazel Ervin Martin of Oak Island, and formerly Charlotte, NC passed away Sunday, May 13th 2012 at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, after a brief illness.

Hazel was born at home in 1926 in Winston-Salem. She was the second of eight children of Robert and Myrtle Ervin. She graduated from Bowman-Gray High school in Winston-Salem in 1943. She earned an Associate Degree later in 1977 from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. After High School, Hazel moved with her family to Knoxville, Tenn. She worked at Oak Ridge during WWII and met her husband J.B. Martin there. She and J.B lived in Michigan after the war and her two children, Randy and Steve were born there. In 1955 she and her family settled in Charlotte where she lived for the next 36 years. Hazel worked at the corporate offices of Harris-Teeter for 31 years. All who worked there during those years knew her. She retired in 1991 and moved to Oak Island where she enjoyed 21 years of retirement and made many friends and memories. Hazel learned to sew at an early age and later made her own business suits from patterns. She was good with figures, loved to play senior bingo and never missed watching “rasslin’” on T.V. She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Martin and youngest son, Steve A. Martin and sisters Iris Baker and Bernice Ervin.

She is survived by her Son, Randy Martin of Mableton, Ga. Her granddaughter Devon Hoyle and great-grandchildren David Hoyle and Grace Hoyle of Lincolnton, her siblings include: Brother Robert Ervin Jr. (Aggie) of St. Augustine, Fla., sister Patricia Hughes (Arnold) of Savannah, Ga., sister Nina Fletcher (Hal) of Knoxville, Tenn., sister Barbara Stewart (Shelton) of Greenwood, S.C. and Brother Ralph Ervin (Aileen) of Lincoln, Neb, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Oak Island. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 pm prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Oak Island, Building fund, 4608 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, N.C. 28465.

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Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport

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