Earel Hardy, 75 of Apalachicola, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at his daughter's residence in Eastpoint.


Earel Hardy, 75 of Apalachicola, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at his daughter's residence in Eastpoint. 



Mr. Hardy was born March 18, 1937 in Holmes County to the late Shepard and Mary Lue Hardy.  He retired as a foreman at the Port St. Joe Paper Company after 35 years of service and was a member of the union. 



He was a member of the Church of God in Eastpoint.  Mr. Hardy loved to hunt and fish especially loggerheads, squirrels and catfish.



He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Monroe Hardy; a sister, Mary J. Bean and a grandchild, Brandon Segree.



He is survived by his wife, Wynette H. Byrd; a son, Ronnie E. Hardy and Angelina, of Eastpoint; daughters, Earlene Segree and Donnie, of Eastpoint, and Doralene Rickards of Apalachicola; grandchildren, Tabitha Dawn Hardy, Eric Garst and Lee Segree; one great-grandchild, Austin Segree; brothers, Leo Hardy and Nancy, of Bainbridge, Ga., Ecra Hardy and Judy, of Deland, Charles "Shorty" Hardy and Linda, of Apalachicola; a sister, Rosette Calhoun and Herbert, of Milton; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Hardy, of Milton; and other extended family.



A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at Church of God in Eastpoint with Brother Ronnie Segree officiating.  Interment to follow immediately in Eastpoint Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until service time at the church. 



Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com. Southerland Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.