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Hazel Laura Yates Hill, 88, of Hickory, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Brian Center in Columbia, SC. Born September 16, 1923 in Wilkes County, she was the daughter of the late Conrad Yates and Clearsia Yates Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Ray Hill; son, Roby Paul Hill; two brothers: Roby Paul Yates, Glenn Yates; and a sister, Ruby Steeley. Hazel was a member of Longview Baptist Church where she was a choir member for 20 years. She loved flowers and gardening. She is survived by her daughter, Judy H. Young and husband Alan "Daniel" Young of Columbia, SC; two grandsons: Kevin Young of Spartanburg, SC, Corey Young of Columbia, SC; and two sisters: Audrey Yates and Doris Kerr, both of Kannapolis, NC. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, March 19, 2012 at Longview Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Reese officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Hazel Laura Yates Hill.

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