MADISON — Services for Ralph H. Hazel, 50, Morrisville, N.C., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Madison. Burial will be in No. 8 Cemetery, east of Madison.
Mr. Hazel, a former teacher at Lawrence High School, died Sunday at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C., after an illness.
He was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Little Rock, Ark. He grew up in the Conway, Ark., area and was graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, in 1961. He received a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1965. In 1979, he was awarded a doctorate from Kansas University in environment health science.
Mr. Hazel taught physics, chemistry and environmental science from 1968 to 1977 at Lawrence High School.
He and his family moved from Kansas City, Kan., to North Carolina in January 1989. He was a senior officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Research Triangle in Raleigh, N.C.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Conway, Ark.
He married Linda Galbraith on May 31, 1970, in Madison. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Ruth Hazel, Conway, Ark.; and a sister, Carolyn Lewis, Conway, Ark.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Wilson Funeral Home, Madison.