March 6, 1921 - October 27, 2021

Our family suffered a great loss on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021. Hazel Hardison, 100 years old, passed away peacefully at her residence in Paragould, Arkansas, with her daughter, Priscilla at her side. As one of eight children, Hazel grew up where everyone in the family worked together to plant, grow, harvest, cook, clean and sew. She later became the Matriarch of a large family, passing down these same traditions. Hazel was a caring and fun-loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was an exceptional cook, gardener and seamstress, active in her church and senior community wherever she lived. She was definitely happiest when surrounded by her family!

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Hardison, her parents, Walter Lee and Mary Elizabeth Henson; her four daughters, Shirley Cochran, Joy Sue McFall, Peggy Monson, and Wanda Tejcek; one son, Bobby McFall; two grandchildren, Glen Beck and Sandra Docter; five sisters, Gladys Black, Esther Melson, Edith McFall, Etta Jennings, and Willie Ellen Franks; one brother, W.L. Henson;

Hazel leaves to cherish her memories, three daughters, Betty Richardson of Southaven, MS., Linda Gale Kottke of Sugargrove, IL., and Priscilla Ann Hinds of Paragould, AR., one brother, Eloy Henson of IN; 17 grandchildren, Robert (Lisa) Coleman of Mountain Home, AR., Danita Richardson of Pawleys Island, S.C., Sonia (Craig) Andreas of Hernando, MS., Karen McVay of Conway, AR., Ollie McFall of Chicago, IL., Michael McFall of Chicago, IL., Krysten McFall of Conway, AR., Sherry (Jesse) Duffey of Leighton, AL., Edward James Monson II of Tuscumbia, AL., Heather Wagley of Gilbert, AZ., Joe (Jessica) Tejcek of Gilbert, AZ., Charlie Tejcek of Westchester, IL., Russell A. Kottke Jr. (Kelly) of Elmhurst, IL., Eric (Sharon) Kottke of Westchester, IL., Marisa (Chris) Edwards of Sugargrove IL., Brandon (Whitney) Johnson of Florence, AL., and Kyle Westrick of Jonesboro, AR.; 26 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Both visitation and celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, November 6th, at Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Drive, Florence, Alabama. A walk-through visitation will begin at 12:00, noon, followed by the celebration of life ceremony at 1:00 p.m. The service will be officiated by Rev. Phillip Cooper.  Pallbearers will be Robert Coleman, Clay Coleman, Cody Hughes, Edward James Monson II, Brandon Johnson, and Jesse Duffey, with Edward Monson as an honorary pallbearer.

Graveside services will be conducted at Centenary Cemetery, Lutts, TN., immediately following the ceremony.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Cancer Society, in honor of our beloved Johnny Richardson, Shirley Cochran, Bobby McFall, Joy Sue McFall, Peggy Monson, Wanda Tejcek and Russell Kottke.


November 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

November 6, 2021 12:00 pm

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November 6, 2021
1:00 pm


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

November 6, 2021 1:00 pm

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6 Comments on “Hazel Hardison”

  1. So sorry for your loss, Sis: Priscilla, know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏 ❤

  2. Losing anyone is painful but when it is your Mother, I think it hurts deeply. Although I didn’t know her, I know you, Priscilla, and know she was a wonderful person from hearing you speak lovingly about her. And I know she was a good person because she raised a wonderful and kind daughter. That speaks volumes. We love you dear friend and you will always be in our hearts.

  3. Thank you sweet Pat. She was a wonderful woman. I appreciate your sweet and heartfelt comments. Love you too.

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