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Posted: August 22, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Hazel B. McClure

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

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Hazel B. McClure, 88, of Covington, beloved wife of Murray McClure, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Aug. 18. Mrs. McClure enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, quilting blankets for newborn babies, reading, and writing poems. She even had one book printed titled, "The Three Brooms." She loved her family and friends dearly; she delighted in entertaining and cooking for them. She always cherished the time she spent with those closest to her. She and her true love enjoyed many special times together on the dance floor. Mrs. McClure loved to travel and considered climbing Diamond Head, in Hawaii, while in her late 70s, as one of her greatest accomplishments. She had a heart for others and was often found preparing and delivering meals to families in need. Mrs. McClure read her Bible daily and was sure to include family and friends in her daily prayers. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents Emmett Hill Biggers Sr. and Clara Webb Biggers, sister Elizabeth B. Lott and brother Emmett Hill Biggers Jr.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 72 years, Murray McClure of Covington; daughter and son-in-law Peggy M. and R.T. Smith Jr. of Augusta; grandchildren Kelly S. and James Petty of Rock Hill, S.C., Joshua S. and Judy Smith of Whitefish, Mont.; great-grandchildren Chapman Thomas Petty, Macy McClure Petty, Mary Hannah Smith; sister Sarah Stubbs of Covington; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. McClure will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at First Presbyterian Church, in Covington, with the Rev. Dr. William B. Wade Jr. officiating, and entombment following in New Covington Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street, in Covington, from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 23.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark Street SW, Covington, Ga., 30014.

Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.

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