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November 8, 2012

Ernest Howard Hazel

82; of Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Ernest Howard Hazel, 82, of Jeffersonville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10,  at Grayson Funeral Home, New Washington, with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. He died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Bowling Green, Ky., the son of Clarence and Addiville Miller Hazel. He retired at the rank of Master Sergeant after 20 years serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jeffersonville and the Masonic Lodge 129 in Westport, Ky. for more than 50 years.   

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Hazel; step sons, Larry Wheeler and his wife, Esther, of London, Ohio, Ronald Wheeler, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Michael Wheeler and his wife, Sharon, of Hillard, Ohio; brother, Earl Hazel; seven grandchildren, Brian, Chad, Brandon, Travis, Brianna, Brittany and Katie; and five great-grandchildren, Crew, Georgianna, Cody, Cashton and Dallas.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may take the form of donations to the First Baptist Church, 2402 East Tenth St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 

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