The Standard Journal

HARDIN, Mary Frances


Mrs. Mary Frances Hardin, age 79, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Hardin was born in Cedartown, Georgia on June 9, 1942, daughter of the late Henry Harold Ferguson and the late Maggie Dowdy Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C. J. Hardin, and by four siblings, Richard Ferguson, Junior Ferguson, Dorothy Whitehead, and Annie Lou Whorton. She was of the Christian faith and worked for several years at Goody’s here in Rome. Mrs. Hardin’s greatest joy was spending time with and caring for her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Renee Grant (Greg), Silver Creek; a son, Cliff Harold Hardin (Doug Garcia), Sandy Springs; two grandsons, Adam Grant (Erika) and Matt Brewer (Sebrina); several great grandchild­ren and greatgreat grandchild­ren; a sister, Katie Coffey; a brother, James Ferguson; nieces and nephews.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Hardin will be cremated. All services will be private.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announceme­nt for the family.


You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn back, or you can do what he would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

— Author Unknown

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen ... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”

— Bradley Whitford

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