Hazel Butler Lance August 8, 1933 - April 15, 2020

Hazel Butler Lance, 86, of Mills River departed this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Accordius Health Care of Hendersonville.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Sadie Gasperson Butler.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lance; son, Rhett Lance and several brothers and sisters.

Hazel was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Debbie Shepherd (James) of Mars Hill and Teresa Sexton of Mills River; granddaughter, Holly Lance Queen (Mike) of Fletcher and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.

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  1. Nancy Meadows says

    Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. J Grooms says

    Love to the entire family at this time of loss.

  3. Arnold Taylor says

    What a wonderful aunt. My mother loved her dearly. I will miss her. Prayers to Debbie and Teresa.

  4. Lanny & Margaret says

    We’re so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed by many. She is a beautiful person. I remember she would tell Lanny to get a damn phone, because she wasn’t his answering service. Prayers for the family. Love ❤️ you