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 Hazel <I>Smith</I> Dennis

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Hazel Smith Dennis

  • Birth 2 Mar 1934 Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 28 Dec 2004 Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 45545566

Hazel Smith Dennis, 70, passed away with a brain aneurysm on Tuesday, December 28, 2004. Born March 2, 1934 in Charlotte, NC, to James Dennis Smith and Lilly May Starnes Smith. Hazel met and married Mott Blair Dennis in Troy, NC, on June 25, 1955. Hazel and Mott moved to Tulsa, OK, in August, 1976, with their three daughters to open the Western Sizzlin Steak House. Her greatest joy was her family and weekends at Grand Lake. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother who always put others first before herself. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed. Hazel was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Beth Dennis in 1982. Survived by her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2005 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tulsa World
Dec. 2004

Hazel Smith was the daughter of James Dennis Smith and Lily Mae Starnes. She was the only daughter and had three brothers: Wayne Leander Smith, James Dennis Smith, and Ned Smith. She outlived all of her brothers.

Hazel married Mott Blair "M.B." Dennis Jr. on 25 Jun 1955 in Troy, N.C. They had three beautiful daughters: Mary Lynne Dennis, Nancy Beth Dennis, and Julie Blair Dennis. M.B. was the son of Mott Blair Dennis Sr. and Estelle Staley.

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Hazel Smith Dennis
March 2, 1934 Dec. 28, 2004
She walked in beauty
Always Loving, Always Loved
She Gave So Much and Demanded so Little
Her Friendship was Inspiration
Her Love a Blessing
To Know Her was to Love Her
Grace was in All her steps, Heaven in her Eye
In Every Gesture Dignity and Love
She Lives with Us in Memory and will Forever More.





  • Maintained by: Lanie
  • Originally Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 16 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45545566
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hazel Smith Dennis (2 Mar 1934–28 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45545566, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Lanie (contributor 47381115) .