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HAZEL FAIRCLOTH BEIGHLEY, 92, passed away on
April 10, 2008 in Ranger, TX, with burial in
Merriman Cemetery near Ranger.
Hazel was born Sept. 20, 1915 to Nathaniel and
Allie (Sneed) Faircloth in Ranger, TX. She spent
her childhood there and lived off and on the oil
field in tents with her family. She went to Fort
Worth for nursing school right after she graduated
high school. She joined the army and from 1942 to
1945 she was a nurse and while in service she met
& married her husband George E. Beighley in 1943.
After the Army she and George returned to Ranger
and raised their family. She worked at the Ranger
Hospital for many years & retired in 1979 to help
take care of her grandchildren. Hazel absolutely
loved to read & enjoyed crocheting and working in
the yard. She and George liked to travel some and
made trips to Colorado. She will be remembered as
a kind, wonderful and Christian woman who was
extremely strong and independent. She is loved
and will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband
George E. Beighley; her son George A. Beighley (RHS-
1970); a brother Buddy Faircloth (RHS-1927); & a
sister Billie Redd (RHS-1929).
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Brenda Beighley,
grandchildren, Chad (RHS-1997) and wife Amanda and
Carol Beighley (RHS-2000), great-grandchildren, Kylie
and Sean Beighley, special nieces, Jeanene Collier and
Martha Mitchell and several other nieces and nephews.