Haze Lynn Ayen, 10, went home to be with Lord on Wednesday, Aug.21, 2013. She is now united with her baby brother, Blake Lee, in a place of supreme bliss. Haze is the daughter of Lori Lee Carroll and husband Beau Carroll of Cherokee and John Ayen of Cherokee.
Also surviving are brother, Damon Ayen; sisters, Chelsey Ayen and Kasia Bird; grandparents, Sharon and Tony Hickey, Randy and Brenda Lee, Donna and Ray Messer, Janet Smith and Howard Wahnetah; great-grandfather, Richard Cody. Haze leaves behind many other family members who loved her dearly and will miss her every day.
Haze was a talented softball player with a bright future, playing for Jackson and Swain County teams. She had previsiouly attended Jackson County Schools and Cherokee Elementary School, but presently was attending Swain County East Elementary School. She was to start the 5th grade. Haze had a sweet disposition, a kind person with a big heart so she leaves behind many friends who will greatly miss her. Haze loved animals, especially horses, she would go riding any chance she got, and Haze adored her dog, Prince.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Rocksprings Baptist Church starting at 5pm. Haze will remain at the church until hour of service on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 2 pm. A burial will follow at Wilmont Cemetery. Pall bearers are Chad Crowe, Dalton Crowe, Victor Jones, Trevor Worley, Hollis Ayling and Johi Griffin. Pastor Greg Morgan will officiate.
Long House Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.