Hazen Totton

In Memorial

Frisco, NC
Hazen Haile Fairbank Totton, 84, of Frisco, North Carolina, died on Wednesday October 16, 2013 at Norfolk General Hospital from complications of a chronic disease. Hazen was born March 15, 1929 in Charleston, WV to Charles William Fairbank and Hazen Haile Fairbank, and grew up in Pelham, New York. She was married on October 21, 1950 in Pelham, New York, to the late Stephen Malcolm Totton of Larchmont, New York.

Hazen graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and worked as a secretary and administrative assistant throughout her lifetime. After living in Levittown, NY, Coral Gables, FL, Pikesville, MD, Upper St. Clair, PA and Downers Grove, IL, Hazen and her husband fulfilled a life-long dream of retiring to Hatteras Island in 1987 and shortly after, purchased the Cape Pines Motel in Buxton, NC. She was co-owner and Manager of the motel for about 10 years. One of Hazen’s proudest achievements was to be a co-founder of the Hatteras Island Business Association, for which she was President for several years. She was also the original proponent of a bike path on Hatteras Island for which she worked tirelessly. Upon retiring from the motel, she was known to many residents for her warm, friendly greeting from the front office at Cape Hatteras Electric Co-op, where she worked for many years.

Hazen is survived by daughters, Diane Andre (Keith) of Frisco, NC, Day Smith (Frank) of Buxton, NC and son Frank Totton (Donna) of Hanna City, IL. She has 5 grandchildren, Jason Andre (Jada), Matt Smith (Adrienne), Danielle Skeen (Randy), Keli Totton and Kyle Totton. She is pre-deceased by husband Stephen Totton and by daughter Nancy Cecelia Totton. Hazen is also pre-deceased by a brother, Charles William Fairbank Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at Little Grove Church in Frisco, NC on Sunday October 27th at 1pm and will be officiated by Rev. Dwight Burrus. A reception will be held at Hazen’s home in Frisco after the service.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Felicia Mason

    Day, Frank, Matt and Adrienne:
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and remembering Miss Hazen with love and regards.


  2. Drew & JoAnne Pullen

    It was such a privilege to work with and have Hazen as a friend. As President of HIBA she proved to be a skillful leader that encouraged discussion while making sure that we closely followed the agenda.
    She had a spark of life about her that made me desire her friendship. Every time I saw her I had to honor and acknowledge her by greeting her with a kiss. She knew that she was a very special lady to me. We will certainly miss her. However, she is in a much better place.

  3. John (Bob) and Barbara Harrison

    Dear Day, Diane, Frank and families… Fourteen years ago Bob came back from his daily walk and told me I had to go with him to meet a couple who lived just down the road from us. From that meeting developed a special friendship- especially between your mother and me. We laughed together, cried together, and just plain enjoyed each other’s friendship. Hatteras will not be the same without her. We grieve with you.

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