Funeral services for Hazle Busby, age 87 of Winnsboro, will be conducted Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Mrs. Busby passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hazle was born in Upshur County on September 26, 1927 to the late Acie Boyd Nelson, Sr. and Ona Smith Nelson. Hazle was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro. She and her late husband Buford Busby, owned and operated a successful dairy farm until their retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Buford Busby; second husband, R.T. Griffin; four sisters,Nannie Jo Comer, Gladys Brewster, Bobbie Dixon, and Katherine Searcy.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Mack Busby and wife Debbie of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Charlene Carr of Winnsboro, Roxann Garvin and husband Mike of Winnsboro; one brother, A.B. Nelson, Jr. and wife Billie Faye of Pittsburg; thirteen grandchildren, and thirty-five great-grandchildren.