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“Earl is now reunited with his beloved Garnet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Steve & Mary Easterling

“For the Bazell and Newman Families, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I know how much Rev. Bazell was loved not only by his family...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Valerie Nichols Taylor

“My sympathy to all of the Bazell family on the passing of Uncle Earl. I really enjoyed the time I spent visiting him in the past. I remember when I...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Debra J Bazell

“God bless you all, Mr Bazell was one of my favorite customers and I will miss him greatly ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: John Burns

“So sorry to hear of Brother Bazell's passing. He was a treasure and a good man of God. He will be missed. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Jordan

“Sorry about your loss, he was such a wonderful man and loved by many. May God Bless all of you in this time. He is in Heaven now with his wife who he...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Edwards Burns

“I am very sorry to hear of Earl's passing. I was acquainted with him and filled in for him a few times. He was a good man. My prayers are with the...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Larry comer

“I am so sorry for your loss. Brother Bazell baptized me when he was preacher at Windsor Methodist Church in the 80's. He was such an inspiration to...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Sowards-Cox & Family


Rev. R. Earl Bazell, 88, of Rock Camp, passed away Monday (May 2, 2011) at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. The Rock Camp, Ohio native was born May 8, 1922, the son of the late Donald and Verna Atkinson Bazell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Garnet Fradd Bazell.

Rev. Bazell attended Kitts Hill High School. He was a former employee for the Carlyle Tile Company and the Lawrence County Engineer's office. In his ministry he pastored the Rock Camp, Locust Grove, Sheridan, Bethel, Defender, Finley Chapel, Big Branch, Marion-Aid, and Windsor United Methodist Churches, the Bald Knob E.U.B Church, and the Centenary United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by:
3 brothers: Robert, Ross, and Joe Bazell
a sister: Letha Bata Dickess

He is survived by:
a son: Larry Bazell of Rock Camp, Ohio
a daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Sam Newman of Rock Camp, Ohio
a grandson: Rev. Dr. Deron S. Newman of Greenup, Kentucky
a special family friend: Charles Forbush of Willow Wood, Ohio

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Thursday (May 5, 2011) at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Deron S. Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens and visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 PM at the funeral home.

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