Mrs. Hazel Foote Simpson, beloved daughter of the late Major and Zula Foote, was born on April 8, 1924. She departed this life on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cottrell Simpson; three daughters, Julia Simpson, Lois Daye and Helen Turner; three sisters, Della Dula, Nannie Freeman and Irene Murdock; three brothers, Jim Foote, Henry Foote and Joe Foote.

Hazel, better known to the family as “Mom,” helped to raise several of her grandkids. She worked at Barnhardt for many years.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life two daughters, Margret White and Ethelene (Larry) Woods, both of Mooresville, N.C.; five generations of grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Simpson will officiate and Elder Larry Woods will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where members of the family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Simpson Family.

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