George D. Hardin

George D. Hardin, age 78, of Shelbyville passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Major Hospital. Born on Dec. 11, 1932, in Winslow, he was the son of Albin and Eunice (Stephens) Hardin. He married Sylvia Fox on July 30, 1960, and she survives.

Mr. Hardin was an elementary school teacher who had taught at Little Marion and Coulston elementary schools, retiring in 1991 after 27 years of teaching. He was a lifetime member of the Greenfield First Church of God. George's grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Other survivors include daughter, Susan Smith of Shelbyville; son, Timothy David Hardin of Snellville, GA; grandchildren, Heather Smith, Cale Smith, Hannah Hardin and Wesley Ferguson; brother, Robert Hardin of Otwell.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Hardin, James Hardin and Paul Hardin; and a sister, Virginia Meadors.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday July 10, 2011, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St. Funeral services will be at 1p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011, at thefuneral home, with Pastor Chris Braschler officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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