James Allen Hazelton

January 4, 1947 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 75)


The service for Mr. Hazelton will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.

James Allen Hazelton was born on January 4, 1947 in Greensboro, NC. He entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022. 

He completed his education in Durham Public Schools and graduated from Hillside High School in 1967….one of the largest classes that Hillside has ever produced!

James served in the United States Army from May 1968 to April 1971 and received the Army Commendation Medal for his Meritorious Achievement in the Republic of Vietnam for 1969 to 1970. After his Honorable Discharge in 1974, he then worked for many years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he lived for more than 20 years before returning home to Durham.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Geneva Hazelton, and his son, Torian Lamont Hopkins Hazelton-Younge. 

He is survived by his daughters, Catherine Lynette Hazelton and Sheneva Nicole Black (Paul Crawford), and his five year old granddaughter, Candice. He leaves to cherish precious memories eleven sisters and brothers, faithful cousins, a host of nieces, nephews, classmates and friends.

To honor James’ wishes donations can be made to the Durham Rescue Mission at 1201 East Main Street, Durham, NC.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James, please visit our floral store.


March 2, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Memorial Service
March 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

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