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 Hazel Carden

Hazel Carden

Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Jan 2001 (aged 87)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 101243437 · View Source
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Hazel Carden, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. She was the daughter of William Elvis and Annie Elizabeth Wade Carden.

Ms. Carden was born April 1, 1913, at Riverside Farm, across the Clinch River from Clinton. In 1962, the farm was sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority. She and her sister, Marie, now deceased, moved to Eagle Bend Lane in Clinton where they lived until 1995 when they moved to Shannondale Retirement Community in Knoxville.

She graduated with honors from Clinton High School and Knoxville Business College and later studied real estate at the University of Tennessee. She worked first in John T. Webb's Register of Deeds office, then as a typist for attorneys abstracting land acquired for the building of Norris Dam.

In 1939, Ms. Carden and John Webb purchased an insurance agency which later was named General Insurance Agency. She organized the Anderson County Credit Bureau when rationing began in World War II, worked for Judge T.L. Seeber until 1952, served as deputy register of deeds, clerk of Anderson County Court meetings and did real estate work for many attorneys.

In addition to the insurance company, she obtained her real estate broker's license in 1964 and open the Hazel Carden Agency. She was the first woman to be named a member of the Anderson County Board of Realtors and the first woman to serve on the Clinton Planning Commission.

Ms. Carden was named a lifetime member of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce in 1992, having been the first woman to serve as its president. Her other civic activities included being a charter member of Clinton's Business and Professional Women's Club, where a high school scholarship was established in her name. She was also a member of the Timely Topics Club and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Clinton.

Ms. Carden is survived by her sister, Anne Carden Wilbanks of Knoxville; her brother, Wade Hampton Carden of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews, including Doris Carden Wood of Charlotte, N.C., Carole Ann Carden Qumsieh of Houston, Dr. Wade Douglas Carden of Cincinnati, Ohio, Allen Carden of Los Angeles, Calif., Linda Wilbanks Morgan, Patricia Wilbanks Watters and Caye Wilbanks Teegarden, all of Atlanta, Ga.; and by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to her parents and her sister, another sister, Bernese Carden, died earlier.

The funeral was to be held at 1 this afternoon, Jan. 8, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Samuel Dean and the Rev. John B. Morgan III, officiating.Burial was to follow at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton. The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.

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  • Created by: Jane Lane
  • Added: 24 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101243437
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hazel Carden (1 Apr 1913–6 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101243437, citing Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jane Lane (contributor 46908160) .