Margaret Josephine Hadden Hardin
Avera, GA – Margaret Josephine Hadden Hardin, 96, loving wife of the late W. J. “Jake” Hardin, entered into rest Monday afternoon, May 19, 2014 at Gibson Nursing & Rehab Center with loved ones by her side. Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, May 24, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Davis and Jack McCorkle officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hardin was born near Avera in Jefferson County to the late Mamie Thigpen Hadden and the late Julian Hadden. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be remembered by her family, friends and neighbors for her kindness and wisdom, for the joy she took in her cooking, her sewing, her garden, her kin, and the example she set of a life well-lived. Mrs. Hardin was a long-time member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera and a former poll-worker for Glascock County’s Mill District.
Mrs. Hardin is also preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Hardin; a grandson, Jason Hardin; and her siblings, Ruth Hadden Reese, Eunice “Shug” Hadden, Theo “Buddy” Hadden and Virginia “Jink” Hadden. Survivors include her daughters, Clarice Hardin Chase of Lorton Virginia, and Zane Hardin Faulkner (Al) of Harlem; seven grandchildren, Eric “Sperky” Hardin, Stephen “Tater” Hardin (Nancy), Edward Chase (Jeanne), Julie Chase, Valerie Bentley (Steven), Benjamin Faulkner and Kimberly Faulkner; and six great-grandchildren, Wesley Hardin, Emily Hardin, Taylor Chase, Fiona Chase, Zachary Bentley and Natalie Bentley. Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Bentley, Zachary Bentley, Ed Chase, Benjamin Faulkner Curt Landrum, Kevin Kelly and Edward Shelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Faglier, John Hardin, Ralph Kitchens, Earl Usry and Joe Dean Usry.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00PM Friday evening, May 23, 2014.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.