Hazel Smith Plummer, 91, resident of Ridge Grove, Alabama, passed away on Oct. 13, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Alabama. She was born in Chambers County, Alabama, on March 21, 1931. Family will receive visitors prior to the memorial service, which will be held at Center Baptist Church, 2511 Co. Rd. 33, LaFayette, Alabama. The memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. CST on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 with H. Lamar Smith officiating.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie M. and Irene Bence Smith, her husband, William R. Plummer, her brother, Lynn Smith, and her sister, Ruby Mosley.
Hazel graduated from Ridge Grove High School in Chambers County, Alabama, and after completing business college, she worked at Ware’s Jewelers in Auburn and as a secretary at Auburn University. She met her future husband there, and they married in December of 1952. Hazel was an Air Force wife for 24 years, and after her husband’s retirement, returned to Ridge Grove. She worked as a bookkeeper at Lafayette High School, and as Director of the Child Nutrition program for Chambers County. She devoted many hours of service to the Ridge Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
Hazel is survived by one daughter, Gayle Plummer Elliott (Chris) of Tupelo, Mississippi, and two sons, William Charles Plummer (Donna) of Smiths Station, and Jeffry Alan Plummer (Mary) of Montgomery, and one sister, Linda S. Giddens (Wayne) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, three sisters-in-law, Betty Barfield (Doug) of Opelika, Cissy Crim (Dewey) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Martha Smith of LaFayette, Alabama, along with her best friend, Mevelyn Andrews White, of Auburn. Her six grandchildren were the joy of her life: Amy Salyer (Luke) of Denver, CO, William “Billy” Plummer (Barbi) of Auburn, Alan Plummer (Amanda) of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Emily Salyer of Denver, Colorado, Jaryd Plummer (Emily) of Montgomery, and Kelsy Hill (Ethan) of Hoover, Alabama. She also welcomed her first great-grandchild, Poppy Plummer of Auburn, in August of this year. In addition, she has many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the:
Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches
2680 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117.