Hazel Stroupe Edwards

Tuesday, March 24, 1931 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dearly Loved

Photo of Hazel Stroupe Edwards  - 1931-2017

Canton –    On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Hazel Wilson Stroupe Edwards, age 86, of Stroupe Road entered into the arms of the angels and was carried to her eternal heavenly home.

 Mrs. Edwards was born March 24, 1931 to the late Wilburn Franklin Wilson and the late Sally McGee Wilson and had made her home in Haywood County all of her life.  She had been a former employee of Belk-Hudson Department Store, Burger King and also Comfort Inn in Canton.  Hazel was truly loved by everyone blessed to know her and she had made many treasured friendships throughout her life.  Mrs. Edwards was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and her strong faith had been an important part of her life.  Hazel enjoyed crocheting and she was also a wonderful cook, always making her special dishes from scratch, that she loved to prepare for her family and friends.  She was also a talented musician- singing, playing the piano and the old style pump organ. Hazel Stroupe Edwards will forever be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a wonderful grandmother and beloved aunt. She has truly blessed our lives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert G. Stroupe, Sr. and O’Neal Edwards; a son, Robert G. Stroupe, Jr.;  her brothers, Carl Wilson and Don “Bud“ Wilson; a sister, Beulah Mae Cable and a nephew, Manus Cable.

 Left to cherish her memory are, her granddaughter, Louetta Stroupe Constante of Canton; grandson-in-law, Shane Constante of Canton;  daughter-in-law,  Brenda Stroupe of Canton; a  grandson, Lee Stroupe of Canton; great- grandchildren, Robbie and Marietta  Constante of Canton; step-grandchildren, Joy Stepp (Terry) of Clyde and Jerry Wilburn of Franklin; step-great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Hunter Smith; nieces and nephews, Gail Rose of Canton, Terry  Pace (Carl) of Canton, George  Cable (Jean)of Mooresville, Charlotte Cable of Pinehurst, Donella Williams (Danny) of Canton, Joy Francis (Donny) of Canton and Keith Wilson (Diane) of Canton; also great- nieces and great -nephews; many cousins and dear friends.

The Stroupe and Edwards family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Reva Rathbone, Nancy Shelton and the nurses and staff of the 7th floor of the Mission Hospital Campus for their love and special care given to Hazel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service.  Reverend Barry Clark and Reverend Jeff King will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, August 6, 2017.  At other times the family will be at the home of her granddaughter, Louetta Constante, 38-A Meadowbrook Drive in Canton.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the family.

Condolences from family and friends


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Loetta, I will be praying for you and the kids I loved her like she was my mom.
Reva Rathbone
I am so sorry Louetta my prayers are with you and family
Sherry mccall
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Juanita DEixon