George W. Hardy

30p1.preview-3George Washington Hardy, 87, of 615 Gardner St., entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at his home.

Widower of Earlene Smith Hardy, he was born in Cherokee County on Feb. 22, 1927, to William and Lemuel McGill Hardy. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church, Concord All Male Choir and Mountain View Lodge 301.

George was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Lemuel, and siblings, Converse, Fitzhugh and Thomas Hardy, Iberia Hardy and Mary Smith; and two grandchildren, Ava Mack and Quinlisha Hardy.

Surviving are two sons, George W. Hardy Jr. (Pam) and David Hardy, all of Lockport, N.Y.; four daughters, Georgia Lindo and Frances Drain, both of Lockport, Mamie Black of Columbia and Patricia Hardy of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren, including Michael Hardy, who was raised in the home as his son; 24 great-grandchildren; 65 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He will lie in state from 1-2 p.m.

The family is at his home and at the home of his niece, Mary Lipscomb, 616 Littlejohn St.

Arrangemnets by The Gilmore Mortuary.