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Obituaries for May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

R.G. Hardy, 84, of Jackson, Miss., died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS with Rev. Hal Hardy and Rev. Hoyt Ainsworth officiating. Entombment will follow at the Trinity East Mausoleum in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hardy was born March 7, 1927 in Panama City, Florida and lived his early years there. He was a graduate of Graceville High School and was a Veteran of World War II having served in the US Navy. In 1944, he married Marie Hardy and they moved to Mississippi in 1952. Mr. Hardy was business owner of Hardy Harkness Insurance agency in Jackson, MS until his retirement in 1998.

Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by his father, Grady Hardy in 1929 and mother Ocie Hardy Ming, and stepfather Hughey Ming, all of Graceville, FL. He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister, Ray Gerald Ming and Ruth Hardy Schwartz, both of Dothan, AL.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Hardy of Jackson, MS; son, Harold Hardy (Janie) of Buford, GA; daughter, Elaine McCormick (Dick) of Dyersburg, TN; five grandchildren: Hal Hardy (Sondra), Alison Schneider (Mark), Chris Hardy (Amanda), Stephanie Flynn (Scott), Tiffany Riggins (Billy); thirteen great-grandchildren: Hannah Stewart, Tyler and Kyle Flynn, Jake and Ethan Schneider, Colin, Sivana and Sadie Riggins, Mia and Shayla Hardy, Kaitlyn, Caroline and Jack Hardy; three sisters, Reba Phelps (Lowell) of Dothan, AL, Lola Eaves (Don) of Phoenix City, AL, and Ola VanDusen of Augusta, GA, along with several nieces and nephews.

To sign an online guest register, please visit www.wrightfergusonridgeland.com.


Metta Lynn Augustine, 65, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital

Services for Mrs. Augustine are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.


Mary Francis House, 87, formerly of Ridgely, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Norman, Okla.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.


Clarence Poindexter, 51, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.


Charlie Runions, 82, of Tiptonville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Reelfoot Manor in Tiptonville, TN.

Services for Mr. Runions are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.