Myrtle Mae Hazzard, Acme retiree

January 31, 2023

Myrtle Mae Hazzard, 96, of Millsboro, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. 

Myrtle was born Nov. 29, 1926, in Millsboro, to the late John and Delema Conaway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James E. Hazzard III; a son James E. Hazzard IV (Jimmy); and her sister Mildred V. Timmons Bailey.

Myrtle retired from Acme markets in Laurel, where she worked as a cashier. After retiring, she was a homemaker, and enjoyed breeding and raising Persian and Himalayan cats. She was a founding member of Dagsboro Church of God and loved the Lord. She will be remembered as a hardworking woman who took pride in her garden and yard. She could be seen working outside most days from sunup to sundown. Myrtle loved her family with all her heart and they were her greatest blessing. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Myrtle is survived by a son, Reginald A. Hazzard (Sharon) of Millsboro. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, a granddaughter, Kimberly Pettyjohn (Kenny) of Millsboro, two grandsons, Allen Hazzard (Jessica) and Colin Hazzard, both of Millsboro; and three great-grandchildren, Payton Pettyjohn, Paxton Pettyjohn and Abby Hazzard. She is also survived by other special family members Sue Bonaventure, Pamela Long, Lily Martin and Klaire Casale.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. for visitation. Interment will follow at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro.

Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home Millsboro.


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