Albert Hardy Nall Jr.
1932 - 2017
Parkway Funeral Home and Memorial Park
1161 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS
Albert Hardy Nall, Jr.


Albert Hardy Nall, Jr., 85, was born June 25, 1932 in Petal, MS and died at home in Jackson, MS on July 26, 2017. He was the son of Hardy Nall, Sr. and Erma Shannon Nall. Hardy was an exceptionally gifted man and lived a long and good life. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1950 and enrolled in Millsaps College in the fall. His education was interrupted when the Dixie Division of the National Guard was called to serve in the Korean War. Honorably discharged from the Army in 1952, he returned to Millsaps College to complete his education. At Millsaps he won two acting awards for his performances in Oedipus and Hamlet. He was active in athletics and the Millsaps Singers, president of ODK, and graduated with honors. In 1956, he entered Yale Divinity School. In 1959, Yale awarded him the Wallcot-Caulkins Award for Preaching. He graduated in 1960 with a Masters in Sacred Theology. He was ordained in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. His last appointment was St. Mark's United Methodist Church, in a university community, at Bloomington, Indiana, 1968-1980. In 1983, he was employed by T. I. S., Inc. and spent fifteen years in training, development, publishing and operations. Hardy returned to Jackson in 1998 and for the last eighteen years of his life was actively associated with Briarwood United Methodist Church in Jackson as teacher, preacher, church visitor, and member of the Monday Morning Prayer Group. Hardy loved reading, writing, corresponding with friends, and restoring antique furniture and old clocks. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Carol Kathryn Nall. He is survived by his two sons, Alan and Lindie Nall and their children, Benjamin, Mia, and Luke; Jonathan and Gretchen Nall and their children, Ruth and Iris. He is survived by Carol's children, Kathryn and Bill Herrmann; Greg and Olga Carson & their children, Siena Mar and Javier Paolo; John and Janet Carlson and their children, Jackson Cole Carlson, Kendall, Lauren, and Holly Murphy. He is survived by his three sisters and one brother: Virginia Spitzkeit (Pete), Jo Loflin, Joyce Dortch (Richard), and John Nall (Bettye). Hardy's memorial service will be August 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Briarwood United Methodist Church, 320 Briarwood Drive, Jackson, MS 39206, (601) 956-4035. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00 PM prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Briarwood United Methodist Church or Gleaners Inc. P. O. Box 9883, Jackson, MS 39286.

Published by Clarion Ledger from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, 2017.
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If you asked my Mother to this day she would say Hardy Nall was her Minister almost 60 years after he served Castleton UMC in Indiana. I am sorry that I never had the privilege of being reacquainted with the man that baptized me so many years ago. You will never be forgotten! Al Dalton
Al Dalton
December 1, 2019
I served the Nashville charge from 1970-72 and Hardy was supportive when my wife died in 71. I was disappointed when he ended his appointment. A fine man and preacher. Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
August 9, 2017
Reverend Nall was a stalwart of our community in Bloomington, a valued family friend and advisor. Rest in Peace. Brandt Ludlow MD
August 7, 2017
Back in the late 40;s, as a kid, I grew up in a neighborhood of a few ruffians, me being the smallest in the crowd. I compensated by trying to be like those big boys who taught me to cuss, which I thought surely would make me big like them. One afternoon I spent my nickel to go swimming at Riverside pool in Jackson, where this well built, stern man, sat on his throne and guarded the lives of us ruffians.. I was running about and heard Hardy bellow over his bullhorn that I was to leave the pool and sit aside. He was much older that I and knowing that I couldn't fight him, I did the next best thing the ruffians had taught me and proceeded to shoot him the finger. Now, I had no idea what that meant, but had been taught by the ruffians that it was what you showed to folks you didn't like, but never to your parents or other elders. Anyway, Hardy made me leave the pool, which he certainly should have. In later years, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Hardy in plays at Millsaps and heard his melodious voice in the Millsaps Singers, where he and my sister, Karen Gilfoy, sang under the direction of the late Alvin Jon "Pop" King. All that thrilled me and caused me to dump the terrible ways the ruffians had taught me and to turn my life over to Christ.. Had it not been for folks like Hardy and my dear sister, only God knows what I would have turned into. As you grieve this dear man's passing, thank God for what he stood for, how he influenced those under him for Christ and how he touched my life. You are in my prayers.
August 7, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Parkway Funeral Home
August 6, 2017
What a wonderful and caring man! It was such a pleasure knowing him! He will truly be missed by many. Edward Jones Staff, Bloomington, Indiana
Tony Stonger
July 31, 2017
One of the most interesting men I ever met. Gone way to early. He will be missed.
Cal Adams
July 30, 2017
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