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Hazel Snell Huffman

Funeral Mass for Hazel Louise Snell Huffman, of Quitman, is scheduled for 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Mineola with Father Lawrence Love as Celebrant. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Mineola.

Visitation will be Monday, October, 22 2018 at Lowe Funeral Home starting at 6:00 PM. The Rosary prayer service will take place at 7:00 PM Monday evening at the funeral home.

Hazel Louise Snell was born in Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, on March 21, 1924 to the late George R. and Myrtie Rae (Everett) Snell. In 1959 she married the love of her life, James Reed Huffman. After retiring, the couple moved from Grand Prairie to Quitman in 1986. Hazel retired from Decker’s Packing Company and was a homemaker.

Hazel was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mineola. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at church, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Quitman Garden Club.

Surrounded by her family, Hazel passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2018.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Myrtie Snell; brother, Melvin Snell; and sister, Fay Mims.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 59 years, James Reed Huffman of Quitman; three daughters, Rosa Terry and husband James of Carrollton, Dolores Helm of Grand Prairie, and Marcie Eckhout and husband Brent of Grand Prairie; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and several nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.

Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, Jason Helm, Bryan Helm, Jeffrey Helm, Christopher Eckhout, Patrick Eckhout, and Zachary Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Hazel to:
St. Peter’s Catholic Church Building Fund
203 Meadowbrook Dr.
Mineola, TX 75773


Lowe Funeral Home
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  • 1102 E. Goode St
    Quitman, Texas 75783

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Lowe Funeral Home
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  • 1102 E. Goode St
    Quitman, Texas 75783

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Saint Peter's Catholic Church - Mineola
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  • 203 Meadowbrook Dr
    Mineola, Texas 75773
  • Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Mineola.

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I am very sorry for this great loss. May God give grace and comfort.

Rose Mary King Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM

As neighbors for 8+ years ALL my memories of Hazel are amazing. One of my favorites is at the end of a hot summer day she was using the push mower around her beautiful garden when James asked her to stop & go get him some iced tea. Hazel took the lawn mower & THREW it across the yard. James said in his easy drawl " I think I mighta made her mad " & went to get his own tea. Almost 30 years later we still laugh hard about that day & many others with the ever present, special Hazel. You & James hold a special place in our hearts. Love & God speed Hazel

Katie Lightfoot (Verburg) Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM

Precious Aunt Hazel, you were an amazing awesome woman and loved by all that knew you. I have such fond memories of family get togethers with you. I can still hear your laughter. You will be greatly missed. Love Jeanie

Jeanie Snell Stephens Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM