The following Obituary of Julia Carter Hazel, was taken from the minutes of the Morganton [Fannin Co. GA] Baptist Association which are on microfilm at the Georgia Baptist History Depository, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia:
“The ways of God are ways of wisdom and so broad and far reaching are the means by which the ultimate triumphant end of creation is to be realized that the human mind must pause in its course and trust the hand of mercy and love. In this light and only in this light, can we sanely contemplate the taking away of a useful Christian friend in the prime of life.
On the 24th day of July 1907, many hearts were made sad by the death of a true and faithful friend and sister, Mrs. J.J. Hazel, the eldest daughter of brother and sister, J.M. Carter, of Morganton, Georgia. Her disposition was so kind and genial that the name and Christian character of Julia were indelibly impressed upon the minds and hearts of all who knew her. She joined the Baptist church at the tender age of twelve, and ever afterwards until her summons came, at the age of 27, she lived a consistent devoted life of Christian service.
For seven years in the public schools of Fannin County she was earnestly engaged in the building and training of character, and in every community where her services were rendered she was highly respected and dearly beloved by students and patrons as well. On the 28th of March 1907, she became the wife of Mr. J.J. Hazel. They went at once to their home in Ocilla, Georgia, which home she made bright and happy until an angel came and accompanied her spirit to a home more beautiful, where all her friends are invited to meet her. We shall greatly miss her presence and sadly remember her departure, yet on the other side we shall gladly greet her again and with pleasure view the harmony of God’s eternal plan.”