Porter Gray Hardy, age 89 of Carthage died Thursday at his home.

A graveside service will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Summer Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Arnold Comer and Rev. Edwin Moore.

A native of Surry County he was the last surviving child of of the late Dallas and Lillie Brown Hardy. He retired from the NC Department of Transportation where he operated a motor grader for 38 years.

He was preceded in death by: his former wife Ruby McIntosh Hardy; sons Gerald Gray Hardy, Gary Lynn Hardy and an infant son Kenneth Lee Hardy.

He is survived by: his daughter Annette H. Taylor and husband Billy of Carthage; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Annette and Billy Taylor.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Hardy family.

Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. We are sorry for your loss! We will be praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time.


    Mark, Amy and Kids

  2. Dear Annette, Angie, Cindy and families,

    We are so sorry to hear of Porter passing.

    He and Daddy were good friends for many years.

    May God give you the hope and faith that will bring comfort to your heart.

    With sympathy and prayer

  3. Annette and family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember so well those ‘motor grader’ days at the Highway Dept. Porter was a fine man and he will truly missed.

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