Hazel Marie Elam

Hazel Marie Elam, 83, of Huntington, WV., passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Sunshine Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor and long-time family friend Kim Stone. Hazel was born July 13, 1939 in Wayne County a daughter of the late Frank and Fay Bean Wellman. She loved singing and being a part of anything that her grandchildren and great grandchildren were participating in. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Bill Elam and her second husband Eugene Napier and five brothers Herman, Lace, Homer, Elzie and Glen Wellman. She is survived by one son Jimmy (Kim) Hensley; daughter Diana (Chet) Cole; four granddaughters Tara (Carlos) Barron, Stefani (Clayton) Lovejoy; Kayla (Korey) Mitchell; Kara Cole (Fiance’ Alex Thomson); nine great-grandchildren Maddox and Carli Barron, Caiden, Cashton, Case and Sadie Lovejoy, Blake, Cole and Quincy Mitchell; one brother Charles (Glenna) Wellman; four sisters Thelma (Les) Murray, Sherlene (Gene) Hiroskey, Evelyn (Butch) Butcher and Kathy (Mickey) Plymale and sister-in-law Martha Wellman; three step-children Teresa (John) Sipple, Melvin (Carolyn) Napier, Eddie (Laura) Napier; and a life-long special friend Viola Bentley and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank St. Mary’s NTICU staff and third and sixth floor teams. The family also has a special thank you to niece Melinda Gibson. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.