Jefferson Hardin

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, September 2, 2016, Dr. Jefferson F. Hardin, beloved husband of 43 years to Mrs. Marilyn Grigg Hardin. Dr. Hardin was born in Providence, RI and grew up in Knoxville, TN. He received his Undergraduate Degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee and his post-Doctoral Master of Science in Periodontics from Ohio State University. Dr. Hardin served in the United States Navy for 24 years retiring as a Captain. His honors include the Bronze Star with Combat V, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Presidential Unit Citation in Vietnam Medal. He was named outstanding young man of 1969 by the National Naval Medical Center of Bethesda, MD. Upon retiring, he came to the School of Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia in the department of Periodontics and served as Director of Youth Dental Projects. Dr. Hardin was instrumental in starting the MCG Student Health Center and was recognized by the MCG Student Government Association as outstanding faculty member of the School of Dentistry. He was a member of the Georgia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Society of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Navy League of the United States. Dr. Hardin was a member of Omicron Kappa Episolon. He was a fellow of both the International College of Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. After retiring from MCG he became the Editor In Chief of Clark's Clinical Dentistry. The Chamber of Commerce honored him in 2006 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the building of the Columbia County Library. Additional family members include sons: Andy Hardin (GiGi), Greg Hardin (Jan) and John Hardin (Paula); daughter: Debbie Hull; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister: Lucy Harwick, and many other loving family members. A funeral service with Full Military Honors will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909, or to the Augusta Warrior Project, 701 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 4, 2016
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