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Don Hardwick, 65, Franklin

Don Hardwick, 65, Franklin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 26, 1947, in Harriman, Tenn., to Arlis G. and Bessie (Hamby) Hardwick. He married Sue Ellen (Kirts) Hardwick on Dec. 19, 1971, in Nashville, Ind.; she survives. Mr. Hardwick had been a tool and die maker for Arvin Industries in Franklin and Ogleville for 34 years and then working for Overton Carbide Tool and Die Engineers in Franklin for seven years, retiring in 2007. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at Deer Valley Golf course where he was a member of the men’s league. A Vietnam War veteran, he was a member of Franklin American Legion Post. He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather, a man of the Lord and was strong in his faith.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Ellen; daughter, Krissy S. Hardwick; grandson Tully Hardwick-McKee; and father, Arlis G. Hardwick, all of Franklin; brother, Daryl Hardwick (Deborah) of Frankfort, Ill., an aunt, Rema Jong of Greenwood; a niece, Linsey Hardwick of Frankfort, Ill.; and several cousins.

The Rev. John Young and Doug Weddle will conduct a service at 11:30 a.m. Monday Jan. 21, at Swartz Family Community Mortuary & Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends can call Monday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the mortuary. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road