Emma Rhodes Hardin of Raeford, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 87.
She was born May 4, 1928 in Robeson County to the late Jetter Osborne Rhodes and Mary Walters Rhodes. She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Odell Hardin and two sisters, Geneva Ivey and Omega Hardin. She served as a faithful member of the Raeford United Methodist Church for 50 years, where she was very active. She was involved with her Bible Circle Group, and a member of the Pearl S. Cole Sunday School Class. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen H. Wilson and her husband Ronald of Raeford, and Kimberly H. Shepard and her husband Barclay of Poquoson, Virginia; two grandchildren, Lorie Garrison and Gaston Shepard; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Garrison.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Raeford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brian Wingo officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, The Raeford United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, 308 North Main Street, Raeford NC 28376.