Ada — Graveside services for Hazel F. Carter, 79, of Ada are at 10 a.m Friday at Atwood Cemetery. Sister Omega Carson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carter died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at home. She was born Nov. 24, 1934, at Panther Creek, Oklahoma, to Clyde Albert Collard and Ruby Fredia Weaver Collard. She graduated from high school and attended college.
She married Bruce Jackson Carter Feb. 15, 1979, in Paris, Texas. He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 2013, in Ada. Mrs. Carter was the owner/operator of two grocery stores, one in Calvin and one in Atwood.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Abney and his wife, Loretta, of Ada and Larry Colbert and his wife, Paula, of Allen; a daughter, Kay Colbert Hall and her husband, Mike, of Ada; a brother, Carl Collard and wife, Pat, of Calvin; two sisters, Gladys Wilkes of Ada and Wanda Sue Black of Atwood; her grandchildren, Teddy and Tammy Abney, Tammy and Willy Anderson, Lisa and Jarrod Newby, Lindsey and Lucas Cane, Adam Colbert, Justin and Randi Colbert, Chad and Taylor Colbert, Daniel Cabo and Dustie and Josh Alm; and 15 great-grandchildren, Madison, Maebree and Tucker Abney, Landon, Lakelyn, Laney and Lundyn Anderson, Bradley, Buddy and Brady Cane, Jaxie and Jenx Newby, Kaytlin and Joshua Alm Jr. and Riley Saige Colbert.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Ernest Collard; and a sister, Dorothea Arthur.
Bearers will be grandsons and honorary bearers will be her great-grandsons and Willy Anderson, Lucas Cane, Jarrod Newby, and Josh Alm.