Hazel Ruff Lyda

July 22, 1945 - April 4, 2010
Hazel Ruff Lyda

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Hazel Ruff Lyda, 64, of Gerton, passed away Easter Morning, April 4, 2010. A native and lifelong resident of Gerton, she was the daughter of the late Bryson and Louise “Sally” Ruff. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Maxine Ruff.

Mrs. Lyda worked at Manual Woodworkers for 29 years. She was a member and Church Treasurer for Bearwallow Baptist Church, and a member of the Gerton Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed flower gardening and playing with her three grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Harold Lyda, who she married September 20, 1964; one son, Norris Lyda and wife Sherri of Gerton; three grandchildren, Riley, Tucker and Jacob Lyda, of Gerton; and one brother, Joe G. Russell of Hendersonville.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 2 pm at Bearwallow Baptist Church. The Revs. Jonathan Jenkins and Donnie Freeman will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Bearwallow Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Bearwallow Baptist Church or Gerton Fire and Rescue.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010
12:00 AM

Bear Wallow Baptist Church - Directions
Hwy 74A
Gerton, NC 28735

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  • April 05, 2010
    Nancy Gleason says:
    Lyda Family, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Many prayers to you all. Hazel, you're such a warm wonderful person and I miss you already! Live in peace above with Jesus!

  • April 05, 2010
    Jenni says:
    Hazel was a true inspiration to me; not a day went by that she did not lift my spirits up, I love her for that. She has brought me closer to our Lord and I just can not express enough for this. We will be joined again in Heaven when my walk on this earth is done.

  • April 06, 2010
    Kellie says:
    Enjoy the heavens Hazel. I'm sure they welcomed your sweet spirit gladly. Thank you for your uplifting spirit everyday at work. You will be missed.

  • April 06, 2010
    Judy Owensby says:
    Harold & Family, Hazel will be greatly missed. I only have good memories of her. She was a rare happy and caring person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Judy Owensby

  • April 06, 2010
    Doris Hammond Garner says:
    Cousin Harold and Norris, so sad to hear of Hazel's passing. She was always so nice and friendly, we will miss her.