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Hazel Mertise Wright Baccus
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1919
Groesbeck
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 2007
Abilene
Taylor County
Texas, USA



Mertise Baccus, 88, left behind Precious Memories of her life on Friday, June 29, 2007, in Abilene.

She was born Hazel Mertise Wright on March 2, 1919 to Laura Mae {Williams} and George Edward Wright in Limestone County, Texas. Mertise married Kenneth Baccus on October 29, 1939 in Groesbeck, Texas. They moved to Abilene from Groesbeck in 1948. She was the beloved wife of Kenny for 64 years. Mertise was the family Matriarch, Teacher, Role Model, and Friend to many. She was the Homemaker, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Home Room Mother, and Mom to all. Mertise was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenny {Ace} Baccus.

Survivors include her children, Joe Baccus and wife, Lora Sue, and family of the Houston area, Kalana Allen and husband, Robert, and Kim Shytles and husband, Randy, and respective families, all of Abilene; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a large extended family of friends and relatives throughout Texas.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Memorial Park with Reverend John Tunnell officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Memorials may be sent to Abilene State School Volunteer Council, P. O. Box 451, Abilene, Texas 79604 or Hendrick Hospice Services, P. O. Box 1922, Abilene, Texas 79604.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Kenneth Lazelle Baccus (1918 - 2003)
 
 Children:
  Lana Kay Baccus (1942 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Memorial Park
Abilene
Taylor County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Clifton Baccus
Originally Created by: amtsunshine
Record added: Jul 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20204966
Hazel Mertise <i>Wright</i> Baccus
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Hazel Mertise <i>Wright</i> Baccus
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Hazel Mertise <i>Wright</i> Baccus
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 Added: Nov. 30, 2008
 
 
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