J.D. Hardy

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 29, 2007

Services for J. D. Hardy, 82, of Aimwell, La., who died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at LaSalle General Hospital, in Jena, will be 10 a.m. Friday at New Life Pentecostal Church with Bros. David Poole and Norris Poole officiating.

Burial will follow at Andrews Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. today at the church.

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Mr. Hardy was born April 7, 1924, in Aimwell, the son of John Hardy and Mary Ashley Hardy. He was a cattleman, a logger and a horse trader. He was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church of Manifest.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Crawley Hardy; his son, Tommy Smith; his parents; brothers, Robert Hardy, J. R. Hardy and Milton Posey; and sisters, Sue Zeagler, Berenice Ashley, Sudie Bradley, Bea Molina, and Anice Hardy.

Survivors include his wife, Rubye Hardy of Aimwell; sons, R. L. Hardy and wife, Pam, of Dry Prong, La., James Hardy and wife, Linda, of Jena, George Hardy and wife, Iris, of Jonesville, David Branch of Monticello, Gene Branch and wife, Debra, of Brandon, Jimmy Smith and wife, Mimi, of Brookhaven and John Hardy of Harrisonburg; daughters, Valorie Hardy Fogleman of Pineville, Dianne Smith Warwick of Pelahitchie, Sue Cotten and husband, Derwood, and Martha Dunn and husband, Robert, all of Harrisonburg, and Shaunda Minton and husband, Steve, of Sicily Island; brother, Kenneth Posey of Jena; sister-in-law, Opal Brooks; nephew, Rodney Irby; niece, Tam Hudnall; 29 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Barry Rainey, Perry Aplin, Ronnie Posey, Russell Posey, Chuck Posey and Mark Posey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey King, Sam Mason, K. W. Thomas, Jerry Tarver, Lionel Posey, Terry Posey, and Matthew Posey.