Carrol Hardy

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Carrol Edward Hardy SUFFOLK - Carrol Edward Hardy transitioned peacefully into eternal life Sept. 20, 2010. He was born July 13, 1926, in New Holland, Hyde County, North Carolina, to the late Lessie and Earl Hardy. He was the beloved husband of Helen Ruth Tannehill from Birmingham, Ala. He was a World War II veteran who served in the European theater. After the war, he worked in the jewelry industry and later served in the United States Postal Service for more than 40 years until his retirement. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend. Mr. Hardy was an active member of the American Legion Post No. 190 in Portsmouth. He was preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Lovey White, Dearie Bowen, and Beulah Craig; and his brother-in-law, Casey Tannehill. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, "Ruth;" four sons, Anthony Hardy (Gilda), Carroll Hardy (Bernadette), Jeffrey Hardy (Rethema) and Randall Hardy; seven grandchildren, Romel Hardy (Tiffany), Sabree Hardy (Mica), Tacara Hardy, Miquilina (Walton), Rethema Hardy, Alexandra, and Keyera Hardy; seven great-grandchildren, Jeane Hardy, Davion Hardy, Cayenne Hardy, Tasia Hardy, Nalah Hardy, C. Ronin Graham, and Romel Hardy Jr.; one brother, Melvin White; sisters-in-law, Darlene Mack of Greensboro, N.C., and Gardenia Tannehill of the Bronx, N.Y., a brother-in-law, Joseph Tannehill of the Bronx; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends in Corprew Funeral Home, 1822 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23704. Mr. Hardy may be viewed by friends today, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Hardy will be available for viewing at the church one hour prior to the service. A funeral will be held at New Berean Baptist Church, 3600 Bamboo Road, Portsmouth, VA 23703, Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. Pastor Leroy Ricks will officiate the service. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 23, 2010
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