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James M. Hardy

January 8, 1926 — May 11, 2012

Mr. James M. Hardy 86, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 16th, at East Louisville Baptist Church, with Rev. Mason Joy and Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hardy was born January 8, 1926, in Memphis, TN. He was a supervisor for Ford Motor Company and has been retired for 31 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners; and was very active in fundraising for the Shriners Hospital. He was a member of East Louisville Baptist Church, and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Onie Mae and Otis Hardy; a grandson, Timothy Wade Coleman, Jr.; and three brothers, Glen, William, and Bev Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Hardy of Louisville; three daughters, Lynn (Terry) Markham of Gainesville, FL, and Kathleen Oldham, and Lorraine (Tim) Coleman, both of Louisville, MS; two sons, Jeffrey Hardy of Columbia, TN, and David (Louann) Hardy of Virginia Beach, VA; five sisters, Carrie Stringfellow of Pass Christian, MS, Franci Hardy of Gautier, MS, Betty Murray of California, Bennie Sue Werstler of Bay Minette, AL, and Etheleen Werstler of N. Canton, OH; three brothers, Thelbert Hardy of Fernandina Beach, FL, Damon Hardy of Orlando, FL, and Inman Hardy of Louisville, MS; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312, or the American Heart Assn., 1101 Northchase Parkway, Marietta, GA, 30067.
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