Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By Obit Clerk
James David “J.D.” Hardaway
Major (Ret., USMC) James David “J.D.” Hardaway, 80, of Thomson, passed away on Thurs., Aug. 29, 2013, in Aiken, S.C. Born in Lincoln County but reared in Augusta, he was the son of Guy Hinton Hardaway and Bessie Louise Studdard Hardaway and the stepson of Clifford Newton Hardaway. He graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in 1950, joined the Marine Corps and served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V”. He was with the Inspector General's Division, Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1973. He was a resident of Woodbridge, Va. until 1989, when he moved to Thomson. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Misao Hosokawa Hardaway. Mr. Hardaway was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, the William Few Chapter Sons of the American Revolution and a past member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Many in McDuffie County knew him when he worked with Governor Zell Miller's Peach Corps. “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”, he was especially skilled in construction and taught and motivated all who worked with him not to “burn daylight”.
Mr. Hardaway is survived by his brother, R. Douglas Hardaway of Evans; a daughter, Elizabeth S. “Bess” Garris (B.E. “Corky”) of Kennesaw; son, James Clifford “Cliff” Hardaway (Julie) of Aiken, S.C.; son, Guy Michael “Mike” Hardaway (DeDe) of Woodbridge, Va.; eight grandchildren, Jason C. Garris (Doreen) of Asheville, N.C., Aaron M. Garris and Jessica S. Garris of Atlanta, Brittany Misao Hardaway of Stafford, Va., Grayson R. Hardaway of Columbia, Md., Graham M. Hardaway of Louisville, Ky., Regan A. and Hayden B. Hardaway of Aiken; four great grandchildren, Ezekiel “Zeke”, Jude, Malachi “Cai”, and Elizabeth G. “Ellie” Garris of Asheville, N.C.; two nieces, Pam Hardaway Postell and Penny Hardaway Saggus (Maury) of Evans.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Sept. 6, at Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson with his grandson the Reverend Jason Garris presiding. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 5, at the Curtis Funeral Home. Burial is private at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible memorial contributions may be made to “DDEAMC-Fisher House”, Bldg. 280, Fisher House Rd., Fort Gordon, Ga. 30905-5650. Please indicate in memo line “J. D. Hardaway Memorial”.
You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eldridge Hillman, 70, of Thomson, husband of Peggy Hillman, died on Fri., Aug. 30, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 4, at Faith Baptist Church & Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 3, at Curtis Funeral Home.
Rev. Jackson Parks, native of Lincolnton, husband of Min. Patricia Parks & the late Carrie Mae Parks & father of Jessie Parks & Mandy Pollard, passed away.
Funeral services were held on Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, at Gilbert Lambuth Chapel at Paine College. Viewing was held prior to the service.
Marilyn Riemer Pasco, 84, formerly of Washington, died on Aug. 27, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Sat., Aug. 31, at Washington Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery.
Hopkins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
James David "Jim" Terrell, of Wrens, entered into rest on Sat., Aug. 31, 2013.
Graveside services will be held on Tues., Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Burnett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Charles Wurst, Jr.
Charles G. Wurst, Jr., 70, of Lincolnton, husband of Jacquelyn R. Wurst, entered into rest on Sat., Aug. 31, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 4, at Lincolnton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Lincolnton City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 3, at Rees Funeral Home.
To get these obituaries in print, see the Wed., Sept. 4, edition of The McDuffie Progress.