Hazel Oberly - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Hazel Oberly

Born December 31, 1922

Hazel Oberly, age 92, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Born in Jackson, MS on New Year’s Eve, 1922, Hazel was a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Emma (Gurley) Holifield.

A true entrepreneur, she owned and operated Classic Hair Design (formerly Hazel’s Beauty Salon) and would later own a restaurant. Hazel enjoyed cooking, shopping, dining out, especially at the Glass Kitchen, trips to Lancaster and country music. Above all else, she was a loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be very dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. Oberly; brothers, Leon, Hack, Dan and LeRoy; sister, Alma; and grandchildren, Roland A. LaPointe, Jr. and Cindi Henderson. Hazel is survived by her daughter with whom she lived, Lillie M. Villanueva; sisters, Erlean, Joyce and Marie; granddaughter, Charlotte M. Dubil (John); great grandchildren, Ashley L. Barber (Petey), Roland A. LaPointe III, Matthew E. Henderson (Kathleen) and Heather N. Adams (Aaron); and 8 great great great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, December 18, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hazel’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • My memories of Ag will be forever treasured. Her smile and cheer could brighten up any room. My most fondest memories are from the beauty salon, I was very young…but I can still smell the mint shampoo and remember seeing all of the lovely ladies under the dryers. It was a fun place for me to visit and Aunt Hazel never minded me being there.
    I hope that your hearts heal with memories that will be cherished. I am sure there are tons of them.


  • Lillie, I am so sorry to read about Hazel’s passing. She was a wonderful person and hairdresser. Loved to visit her shop in Newark. My prayers are with you and your family.