Hazel V. Pearl


GLEN JEAN - Hazel V. Cantley Pearl, 90, died early Friday, July 20, 2001, at Hidden Valley Health Center, Oak Hill, following a short illness. She was born Dec. 30, 1910, at Derry Hale; she was the daughter of the late George Washington Cantley and Dona Price Cantley. Hazel lived in Glen Jean since 1930. She owned and operated Hazel's Beauty Shop in Glen Jean for more than 20 years. She was an active member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Oak Hill for many years. Hazel loved living in the mountains of West Virginia and referred to herself as "Mountain Mama" to the delight of her family. One of her favorite most memorable experiences was to be selected for a bit part in the movie "Matewan," which was filmed locally and premiered in 1979. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Claude L. "Ty Cobb" Pearl; a brother, Aubrey R. Cantley; five sisters, Sadie, Leota, Mary, Lessie, and Estella. Survivors include her son, John L. Pearl and daughter-in-law, Rita M. Pearl of Stanaford, and her son, Robert L. Pearl and daughter-in-law, Dianna Pearl of Los Altos, Calif.; grandchildren, John M. Pearl of Fayettevile, Ann Pearl Schommer of Dayton, Ohio, Denise Pearl Lanning of Salt Lake City, Utah, Philip B. Pearl of Columbus, Ohio, Patrick S. Pearl of Huber Heights, Ohio, and James T. Pearl of Dayton, Ohio, Robert L. Pearl of San Jose, Calif., and David A. Pearl of Chile, South America; 11 great-grandchildren; three half sisters, Virginia Shreve of Carlisle, Bessie Sutphin of Oak Hill and Beulah Westmoreland of Eccles; and her special friends and neighbors of Glen Jean. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, Oak Hill, with Father Roy Crist officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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