Official Obituary of

Hazel (Hartness) Montgomery

April 25, 1945 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Hazel Montgomery Obituary

Ms. Hazel Hartness Montgomery, age 78 of Sharon, SC passed away on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Sunday, February 25th, 2024 at Bratton Funeral Home, 1455 Filbert Hwy York, SC 29745, and other times at the family’s home. The funeral service will be held the following day at 11 am at Sharon United Methodist Church, 3001 Shannon St. Sharon, SC, with Pastor Monica Tilley and Pastor Alex Maultsby officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Hazel was born on April 25th, 1945 in York County, SC. She was the daughter of the late Robert Sewell Hartness and Willie Feemster Hartness and the widow of Edward Morris Montgomery, Sr. She worked for 40+ years as secretary for York School District, mainly schools in Sharon, and was a member of Sharon UMC. She enjoyed spending time camping and fishing but mostly spending time with her grandchildren whom all referred to her as “Granny”.

Hazel is survived by her daughters, Teresa Whitaker (Todd), Karen Wallace (Michael), Carol Taylor (Rodney); her son, Morris Montgomery; her grandchildren: Michael Whitaker (Casha), Michelle Whitaker, Cera Fooks (Ian), Daniel Taylor (Hannah), Edward Montgomery, Dillon Taylor, and Nicholas Montgomery; and her five great grandchildren: Rachel Ann Taylor, Corbin Luke Persley, Lincoln Grey Fooks, Michael Cohen Whitaker, and Lillian Kate Fooks.

In addition to her husband and parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her brother, John Hartness.

In memory of Hazel Montgomery, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 2101 Rexford Rd #165W Charlotte, NC 28211 or to Sharon UMC, 3001 Shannon St. Sharon, SC 29742.

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February 25, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bratton Funeral Home
1455 Filbert Highway
York, SC 29745

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Sharon United Methodist Church
3001 Shannon Street
Sharon, SC 29742


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
2101 Rexford Rd. #165W, Charlotte NC 28211

Sharon UMC
3001 Shannon St., Sharon SC 29742


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