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Hazel A. Rayner

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

CROMWELL, Ky. — Hazel A. Rayner, 80, of Cromwell, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Russellville, Kentucky. Hazel was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Cromwell, to the union of Miller and Lena Wilson Pirtle.

She retired from Sumitomo Electric and was a active member of Green River Missionary Baptist Church, a founding member of the Green River Nativity Scenes, president of Cromwell School Alumni and volunteer and member of the Kentucky Disaster Team and Locks of Love.

Hazel and Johnny spent the last several winters in South Padre Island, Texas, during their time there they enjoy volunteering at Island Baptist Church. Hazel enjoyed sewing, shopping in Mexico and truly loved her children.

Other than her parents she is preceded in death by one daughter, Pam Turner, and one son, Dennis Rayner.

Hazel A. Rayner is survived by her husband of 35 years, Johnny Rayner, of Cromwell; children, James Pirtle Southard (Karen), of Utica, Kentucky, Latricia Parker (Mancel), of Princeton, Kentucky, Michael Rayner (Kim), of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Gerald Rayner, of Bowling Green, Vicki Anderson (Tony), of Bowling Green; 17 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Green River Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Mitch Ash officiating. Burial will be in the Green River Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday Dec. 13, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Chapel and Saturday 10 a.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m. at the Green River Missionary Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Green River Cemetery 7589 U.S. Highway 231 South Cromwell, KY 42333.

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Jones Funeral Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Hazel Rayner.

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