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Funeral Card Friday – Hazel Lee Call Mansfield


This is the funeral card for my great-grandmother on my daddy’s side. She was born on 8 August 1912 in Tennessee and died 14 February 1998 in Jackson, TN. Hazel married William Leslie Mansfield on 24 Dec 1925 at the age of 13 and by the time she was 21 she had 4 children. Her children were, Wiley Joe, Bobby, Bernice and Ann. She was a life-long resident of Crockett County, TN.

I am still looking for information on Granny’s parents. I believe (but don’t have any proof) that either her father or grandfather was named Robert Call.  In the 1920 census, she and her brother Bernard were being raised by William and Lela “Big Momma” Cole with an Robert Call being the couples “Aged helper”. Her brother Carl Gunn was a half-brother and he was a few years younger than Hazel.

I have very fond memories of my Granny, she was a very caring woman who loved her family greatly. My daddy spent a lot of time with her growing up. He would always tell stories about going from Michigan to stay with her and my great-granddad for the summer. I was 16 when my Granny died and I am very grateful I got to know her.

William Leslie and Hazel Lee Call Mansfield

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