Rupe, Hazel Firebaugh

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Hazel Lee Firebaugh Rupe, age 87 of Pulaski went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 4, 2020. Born August 17, 1933 in Roanoke, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Robert & Carrie Firebaugh.

Her husband of 38 years, Robert Arlington Rupe, grandson, Jason Arlington Rupe, brothers, Doug and Jack Firebaugh, sisters, Estelle Hunley, Marie Ratcliffe, Peggy Lefler and Dreama Ritter also preceded her in death.

Hazel will be remembered for her loving and caring ways that have touched the lives of so many people. She had a desire to care for others and was always ready to give advice when needed. Hazel will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her

Son & Daughter-in-law
Robert Lee “Bobby & Rita Doane Rupe – Rural Retreat

Lori Lynn “Sissy” & Kevin Taylor – Pulaski
Nikki Renee Buckner

Great Grandchildren
Elijah Job & Brigette Alison Taylor, Annette Faith Taylor, Marshall Kegley, Shyanne Rupe,
Barry Buckner, Jr., Autumn Chandler and Megan Whitlock

Three Great, Great Grandchildren

Margaret Carnal
Alice Firebaugh

Special Friend
Violet Atkins
Barry Buckner, Sr.

Many loving nieces and nephews

A private graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with Pastor Becky Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends between 4:00-6:00 PM – Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

A special thanks from the family goes to the staff at Carrington Place, Rural Retreat for their loving care of Hazel.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.