Hazel R. McMellon, 65, of Austin died Friday, July 30, 2010 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation to follow at Haven of Rest in Orange. Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A native of Beaumont, she was a longtime Vidor resident before moving to Austin two years ago. She was a Volunteer firefighter with the Vidor Fire Department. 

Hazel was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Allene English.

She is survived by her son, Wayne McMellon of Canton, Mich.; daughter, Peggy McMellon of Round Rock; brothers, William “Bill” English of Lumberton, and Johnny English of Kountze; sisters, Mary Lou Howell of Shreveport, La., Virginia “Ginny” Taylor of Vidor, Margaret “Peggy” Joiner of Austin, Dorothy “Dotty” DeWitt of Vidor; two grandchildren, Nicholas “Nick” McMellon, and Benjamin “Benji” McMellon.