April 3, 2009
STARKVILLE — Hazel T. Strong, 86, died March 26, 2009, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Griffin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation is today from 1-6 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville. Mrs. Strong was born in Oktibbeha County. She was a domestic worker. She is survived by her sons, Charles Henry Strong, Roy Fakir Mateen, Rafiq H. Mateen and Thomas B. Strong Taylor, all of Starkville; brothers, Roosevelt and Willie McGruder Taylor, both of Starkville; and eight grandchildren.