Eupha Larnell Hazal, 96, passed away March 25, 2013, in Greenville.
Eupha was born the youngest of nine children to Sample and Lou Smith in Fannin County on May 28, 1916. She met and later married Paul Hazal on Jan. 17, 1940, in Leonard.
Eupha was a loving soul who spent her life in the care of others. She provided a safe and happy home for her husband and two children. She worked as a caregiver and babysitter, pouring her life and her love into others. Eupha was a member of the Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church of Greenville.
Eupha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her son, Larry Gene Hazal; and her eight brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Hazal; granddaughters Theresa Dowell and husband Bobby and Ginger Rodgers and husband Doug; seven great-grandchildren; as well as a host of friends and neighbors.
A gathering of family friends is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church in Greenville. Reverend Bill Shaddox will officiate. Interment will immediately follow the service at Pike Cemetery in Leonard.
Online condolences may be made at www.petersfh.com