Hazel G. Blackwelder
Hazel Greer Blackwelder, 81, of Greensboro, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Moses Cone Hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Guilford College United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Blackwelder was born June 17, 1926, in Rocky Mount, Va., a daughter of Parry French and John J. Greer. She graduated from West End High School, and received a degree in nursing in 1947, from Carolinas College of Health Sciences, at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. She married her first husband, Dr. Robert M. Wilhoit, and moved to Asheboro, after he completed his military service. While living in Asheboro, she raised her two sons. She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1978.
In 1981, Mrs. Blackwelder married Willis "Wick" Eugene Blackwelder, and moved to Greensboro, where she lived for over 26 years. She was a longtime volunteer at First United Methodist Church, Asheboro, and at Guilford College United Methodist Church, Greensboro. She served on the Asheboro Board of the American Red Cross. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and liked playing golf and bridge.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, French; and three sisters, Virginia G. Welder, Margaret G. Kane and June Greer.
Mrs. Blackwelder is survived by her husband, Willis Blackwelder, of Greensboro; two sons, Robert E. Wilhoit and his wife, Lana, of Asheboro, and Mark S. Wilhoit, of Raleigh; two stepsons, Gene Blackwelder and his wife, Karen, of Winston-Salem, Mike Blackwelder and his wife, Belle, of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Tyler Wilhoit, of Charlotte, Lindsay Wilhoit, of Asheboro, Chris Wilhoit, of Wilmington, Windy Gilbert and her husband, Jason, also of Wilmington, and Michelle Blackwelder, of Greensboro; two brothers, Richard Greer, of Southern Pines and Jay Greer and his wife, Barbara, of Aberdeen; and two sisters, Juanita G. Auman, of Aberdeen, Ruth G. Wilson and her husband, Cliff, of Savannah, Ga.
Memorials may be sent to the Guilford College United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1205 Fleming Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Condolences may be made at www.forbisanddick.com.
Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, is assisting the family.
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