Obituary for Hazel Lee Firebaugh Rupe

Hazel Lee Firebaugh Rupe, age 87 of Pulaski went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 4, 2020. Born August 17, 1933 in Roanoke, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Robert & Carrie Firebaugh. Her husband of 38 years, Robert Arlington Rupe, grandson, Jason Arlington Rupe, brothers, Doug and Jack Firebaugh, sisters, Estelle Hunley, Marie Ratcliffe, Peggy Lefler and Dreama Ritter also preceded her in death.

Hazel will be remembered for her loving and caring ways that have touched the lives of so many people. She had a desire to care for others and was always ready to give advice when needed. Hazel will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her 

Son & Daughter-in-law

Robert Lee “Bobby & Rita Doane Rupe – Rural Retreat


Lori Lynn “Sissy” & Kevin Taylor – Pulaski

Nikki Renee Buckner

Great Grandchildren

Elijah Job & Brigette Alison Taylor, Annette Faith Taylor, Marshall Kegley, Shyanne Rupe,

Barry Buckner, Jr., Autumn Chandler and Megan Whitlock

Three Great, Great Grandchildren


Margaret Carnal

Alice Firebaugh

Special Friend

Violet Atkins

Barry Buckner, Sr. 

Many loving nieces and nephews

A private graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with Pastor Becky Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends between 4:00-6:00 PM – Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

A special thanks from the family goes to the staff at Carrington Place, Rural Retreat for their loving care of Hazel.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.