Margaret Joan Hazelwood


Margaret Joan Hazelwood of White, GA, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2019, after a bravely fought, 20-year battle with cancer. She was 68.


She was born, Margaret Joan Stephens, on September 12, 1950 in Cartersville, GA to the late Jack Stephens and late Rosalee Stephens. For the past 52 years, she has been the loving wife of Emory Welmon Hazelwood. She was so proud, loving and caring of her husband and family. She leaves a legacy of love that will be carried on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her ability to endure illness while being more concerned for others, is a testament to her strength and love. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack Stephens and Rosalee Stephens; sister, Linda Williams; brother, Marvin Stephens; and nephew Timmy Williams.


She is survived by her husband, Emory Hazelwood; her children Kim Bannister, Tracy Tarpey, Tina Hazelwood, and Eric (Samantha) Hazelwood; grandchildren Trista (Evan) Smith, Corey (Keri) Vaughn, Conor (Alicia) Vaughn, Gabriel Hazelwood, Owen Tarpey, Jackson Tarpey, Isabelle Hazelwood, and Skylor Hazelwood; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley (Tom) Tibbetts and Judy Ballew; brothers Jackie (Sandra) Stephens and Danny Stephens; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Pastor Kyle Tibbetts officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the funeral home.


Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Adcock, Gabriel Hazelwood, Adam Smith, Justin Smith, Conor Vaughn, and Corey Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Skylor Hazelwood, Jackson Tarpey, and Owen Tarpey.


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