Harry Wilford Harden, 90, of Glennville, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. He was born December 3, 1922 in Ocala, Florida to Patrick Henry and Mary Lou Barber Harden. He had lived in Baxley for many years moving to Glennville in 1979 and was a World War II Army Veteran. Harden retired from Baxley Electric and was a retired Freewill Baptist minister after 57 years of service where he served many churches to include Stoney Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Glennville, Bethany Freewill Baptist in Hazlehurst, Corinth Freewill Baptist in Alma, Philadelphia Freewill Baptist in Folkston. He was a member of VFW Post #8379 and a member of Stoney Hill Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by, parents, daughter and son-in-law, Annie Ruth and Doc Miller, and grandson, Dewayne Roddenberry.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie F. Harden of Glennville; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry Wilford Harden, Jr. and Debbie of Waynesboro; a daughter, Uvonne Avery of Baxley; three brothers, Bill Harden of Brunswick, Johnny Harden of Baxley and W. H. Harden of Ft. Pierce, Florida; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 4 at the chapel of Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Knight, Rev. Harris Nix, Rev. Robert Owens and Rev. Brad Park officiating. Burial followed in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military honors.
Pallbearers were Lenwood Eason, Dana Stanfield, Delmas “Shot” Durrence, Jack Dubberly, Corbitt Bowen and Dewey Altman.
Remembrances may be made to Stoney Hill Freewill Baptist Church, ‚ÑÖ Debbie Bland, 217 Raymond D. Bland Road, Glennville, GA 30427.