Clifford Lee Hardee, 63, of Baxley passed away in Waycross on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Mr. Hardee was born June 23, 1958 in Orlando, Florida to the late Archie Gerald Hardee and the late JoAnn Sallas Hardee. He was an A.S.E. mechanic for Interstate National Lease and earned numerous mechanic certifications. He was a member and president of Baxley Mini Pullers and involved in all motorsports. He was a former volunteer fireman with the Altamaha Fire Department and taught a small engine class with the Appling County 4-H. Mr. Hardee was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Elizabeth Sellers Hardee and brothers, Clyde Hardee and Gordon Hardee.  

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole Hardee of Dublin and Jessie and Dillon Bass of Baxley; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Miranda Hardee of Baxley; sister and brother-in-law, Jody and Mike McDaniel of Baxley; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Paulette Hardee of Ocala, Florida. Eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.   

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Stalvey and Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating.  

Interment followed in Melton’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers were Kenny Wright, Farris Dyal, Greg Stipe, Fate Carroll, Clint Carter and Wayne Payne.  

Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Payne, Fate Carroll, II, Scotty Altman, Shelby Hallman, Mark Bashlor, Chris Floyd, Colen Jones, Adam Gruber, Austin Bellah, Dustin Bellah, Jake Bellah, Randy Branch, Ricky Branch, Robbie Livingston, Ricky Livingston, Randy Livingston, Chris Reynolds, Daniel Edwards, Mike Yawn, Brandon Yawn, Brian Medders, Keith Price, Felix Rentz, Tim Williams, Shawn Floyd, Chan Roberson, Bug and Carol McCarty, Alene Thomas, Scottie Turner, Chris Casteel, Stewart Campbell, Ed Tharpe, Wesley Covington, Ron Fincher, Chip Fincher, Steve Crosby, Wayne Crosby, David Crosby, Laney Gay, Annette & Jeffery Lynn, Hunter Youmans, Garrett Youmans, Leon McKinney, Jason Chestnut, Eddie Cleland, Terry Williams, Employees of INL, and members of Baxley Mini Pullers. 

Remembrances may be made to the New Beginnings Recovery Home ( 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.