The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


June 9, 2014

Shirley Hardy

— Shirley Maxine Hardy, 75, of Athens, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Hardy was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Limestone County to James Clark and Vivian Beckham Clark

The funeral will be at 3 p.m.Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Kasey Harbin and Kim Harbin officiating. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hardy Cemetery.

Mrs. Hardy was an avid sports fan and loved country music.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Vivian Clark; a brother, Bobby Clark, and a nephew, Jamie Adams.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Gilbert Hardy; two sons, Stanley Hardy and Steven Hardy; two daughters, Sonja Scott and husband, Robert, and Sharla Deschaine and husband, Jonah; a brother, Billy Clark and wife, Shelia; 21 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Clark, Eddie Clark, Tim Clark, Bobby “Bubba” Clark, Joey Clark and Jimmy Clark.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Scott and Jonah Deschaine.

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