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Carrie Leary Hardy

July 11, 1933 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 86)



Carrie Leary Hardy, 86, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side. 

The funeral service will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 2:00 pm at St. James United Methodist Church with Rev. Nathan Whitman officiating. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 12:30 – 1:45 pm at St. James United Methodist Church. The family will also receive visitors at the home on 2001 Lancaster Street, Tarboro, NC at other times.

The daughter of Otley and Estelle Leary, Carrie was born in Old Trap in Camden County, NC where she recalled great times with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Carrie was raised in Tarboro, and at the age of 19 married her husband of 67 years.  She was a devoted, life-long member of St. James United Methodist Church.

Carrie Hardy was preceded in death by her husband Frederick “Dick” Hardy and by her sister, Zella Leary Alexander. She is survived by her loving family, including: daughter, Kim Hardy Harrelson of Greenville, NC; sons, Dale Hardy (Yvonne) of Kinston, NC, and Keith Hardy (Angela) of Tarboro, NC; Grandchildren, Ashley Hardy Lane (Christian), Ruthanne Hardy Baird (Joshua), Ben Harrelson (Jamie), Stacey Harrelson Miller (David), Grace Harrelson, Madison Hardy, Abigail Hardy; Great grandchildren, Adalyn, Emma, Noah, Evie, Kinsley, and Evan; Sister, Michele Matthews (Bobby) of LA, Stepbrothers, Jim Coggins (Sherrie) of NC, and John Coggins, and Gary Lebel of NC; In-Laws, Jerry and Sophia Hardy of Tarboro, NC, and Ben Alexander of Kitty Hawk, NC, Nieces and Nephews; Jessica Styons Phillips (Wayne), Wade Styons (Robin), Tina Chapman, Jeannette Davenport (Bill), and Jay Hardy (Sara), and their families.

Carrie retired from the Tarboro City School System where she worked as a junior high and high school dietitian. Upon retirement, her favorite past time was being “Mema” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Another favorite role was as Aunt Carrie to her numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. Carrie enjoyed attending church, playing cards and dominoes with her husband, family and friends, watching great movies, and dining monthly with high school classmates.    

If desired, memorial gifts may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, Tarboro.

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December 12, 2019

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
St. James United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
December 12, 2019

2:00 PM
St. James United Methodist Church

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