Martha Pyles Hardy

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 5, 2008

Funeral services for Martha Faye Hardy, 71, a resident of Dothan, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donna Bevells officiating.

Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home on West Main Street. Serving as active pallbearers will be grandsons, Jared Hardy, Lucas Hardy and Kaleb Hardy,  grandsons-in-law, Jeremy Phillips and Ben Brenner, and nephews, Ronnie Hardy and Lamar Hardy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

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Born on July 17, 1937, in Whigham, Ga., Mrs. Hardy died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Oakview Manor Nursing Home in Ozark, Ala.

She lived the early years in Whigham. During her husband’s military career, she resided in various places around the world before moving to Dothan in 1972. Mrs. Hardy was a homemaker and a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church. Mrs. Hardy is predeceased by a brother, Charles Lee Pyles, and a sister, Marjorie Harrell.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Hardy of Dothan; two sons, Roger Leo Hardy of Dothan and Donald Eugene Hardy of Rehobeth; a brother, Leon Pyles of Bainbridge, Ga.; two sisters, Eunice Bragg of Tallahassee, Fla., and Frances Cuthchens of Whigham, Ga.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Byrd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.