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William L. Hardy

November 19, 1924 July 21, 2010
William L. Hardy
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On Wednesday morning, July 21, 2010 at 12:19 a.m. in Centra Southside Community Hospital, God called home to rest our loved one, William L. Hardy, Sr. He was born on November 19, 1924 in Nottoway County, Virginia to the late Berta Thomas Hardy and Allen Hardy, Sr.
He attended Nottoway County Public School. He attended church at an early age. Later in life he joined New Popular Mount Baptist Church.
During the early years of his life, he met and married Sarah Wilson. He worked at a lumber company for forty five years, until his health declined. He was known for his warm spirit, and enjoyed being around his loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Hardy, Samuel Hardy (Virginia), Allen (Buckey) Hardy, Jr., and John Thomas (Martha); one sister, Mary H. Crawford.
He leaves to mourn: his wife, Sarah Hardy of Blackstone, VA; five daughters, Florence Hardy, Bertha Hardy, Hazel Fields (Charles), Sallie Washington (Wayne) of Blackstone, VA, Donna Mason (Derek) of Stoney Creek, VA; four sons, Earl Hardy (Wilma) of Amelia, VA, Lawrence Hardy (Barbara), William Hardy, Jr. (Barbara), Paul Hardy (Beverly) of Blackstone, VA; two brothers, Tom Hardy (Mable), Irving Hardy of Tom River, NJ; brother-in-law, Earl Jones (Ann); thirty grandchildren; forty two great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; three devoted granddaughters, Shelley E. Hardy of Blackstone, VA, Kimberly Mason of Hopewell, VA and Frieda Peebles of Emporia, VA; a devoted grandson and son, Shawn Hardy; devoted friend, William Bragg; devoted caregiver, Andrew J. Oliver, Jr.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at New Poplar Mount Baptist Church, Nottoway with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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