Swain Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services of Estel Hardy, 64, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Augusta. Estel was born August 10, 1949 in Jeff Davis County to the late Albert Hardy and the late Mamie Johns Hardy. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. Hardy was owner of Hardy’s Trucking, Inc. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Hardy, Jr., Johnny Hardy and a sister, Margarette Hardy.
Survivors include his wife, Laverne Butler Hardy of Baxley; daughter, Tammy Price of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister, Ann Hardy of Baxley, two grandchildren, Michael Peters, Matthew Vann and one great grandchild, Alexandrea Peters.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. from the Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor John Hutto and Pastor Lester Weldon officiating and a eulogy by Ezra Varnadore. He lay in state one hour prior to funeral service. Interment followed in Appling Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Allen Stephens, Jeffery Hutcheson, David Shipes, Curtis Hardy, Kelvin Powell and Randall Kersey.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Church of God of Prophecy and all friends in attendance.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the family to help defray for medical expenses.
Musical selections were rendered by Donald Rouse, Mary Hutto, Jerry Kersey and Sandra Long.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.